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Pope Francis called on Colombians to “to continue along paths of reconciliation" in his June 28, 2022, message read at the Truth Commission final report in Bogotá.

Pope Francis encourages reconciliation in Colombia at Truth Commission presentation

Jun 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

A message from the pope was read at the June 28 presentation of the final report of the commission. Read more

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Colombian bishops lament court's approval of assisted suicide

May 13, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference said it was deeply pained by the Constitutional Court’s Wednesday ruling decriminalizing assisted suicide, and urged... Read more

March for Life 2022 in Baranquilla, Colombia.

Colombians march in more than 70 cities to defend life, reject abortion

May 2, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people dressed in light blue and carrying banners and flags marched in more than... Read more

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Colombian priest urges conscientious voting ahead of presidential election

Mar 31, 2022

By Cynthia Perez

A Colombian priest has called on Catholics to be consistent with their religious convictions and the teaching of the Church... Read more

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Colombian pro-life leader says court's abortion decriminalization made women more vulnerable

Mar 3, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

A local pro-life leader believes that with the recent ruling of the Colombian Constitutional Court decriminalizing abortion up to six... Read more

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What do abortion laws look like in Latin America? Here's a country-by-country map

Feb 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

After Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled 5-4 last week to decriminalize abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, abortion advocates hailed... Read more

Iván Duque Márquez, president of Colombia.

Colombian president, bishops condemn court's decriminalization of abortion

Feb 23, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, rejected Tuesday the Constitutional Court’s decision to depenalize abortion up to 24 weeks of... Read more

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Colombia's Constitutional Court decriminalizes abortion up to six months

Feb 21, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled 5-4 to decriminalize abortion up to six months, or 24 weeks of pregnancy. Read more

Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya of Buenaventura.

This Colombian bishop in a drug trafficking zone receives death threats

Feb 9, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Since 2017 Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya has led the Diocese of Buenaventura, centered on one of Colombia’s main seaports.... Read more

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Two non-terminally ill Colombians euthanized

Jan 10, 2022

By ACI Prensa

Within the span of 24 hours this weekend, two Colombians became the first people without a terminal illness to be... Read more

Colombian influencer Erika "Kika" Nieto

Colombian court lifts ban of video by influencer Kika affirming traditional marriage

Nov 25, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Constitutional Court of Colombia has overturned a lower court’s decision that forced Colombian influencer Erika “Kika” Nieto to take... Read more

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Colombian judge orders that non-terminally ill woman must be permitted euthanasia

Oct 28, 2021

By ACI Prensa

A Colombian judge ordered Wednesday that euthanasia procedures be resumed for Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman with amyotrophic... Read more

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Euthanization of non-terminally ill Colombian woman canceled

Oct 11, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The euthanization of a Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was cancelled, the Colombian Pain... Read more

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Colombian bishop implores ill woman to not be euthanized

Oct 7, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The head of the Colombian bishops’ Commission for the Promotion and Defense of Life on Wednesday addressed a video message... Read more

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Colombian Supreme Court rules minors can marry or cohabit with an adult without parental consent

Aug 26, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Supreme Court of Colombia ruled last week that minors between 14 and older can choose, without parental consent, legally... Read more

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Colombian diocese condemns car bombing at army base

Jun 17, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Diocese of Cúcuta has condemned Wednesday’s attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of the National Army, and warned... Read more

Pope Francis waves during Regina Coeli address on May 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: To love like Christ means saying ‘no’ to love of money, vanity, power

May 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

"To love as Jesus means ... detaching ourselves from our own human certainties, from earthly comforts, in order to open... Read more

Young mothers respond after pro-life pregnancy center tagged in Colombia

Apr 21, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The ProMujer pregnancy help center operated by the Moms 40 Coalition for Life Foundation in Bogota discovered April 16 it... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis donates ventilators to Colombia after record number of COVID-19 deaths

Apr 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

More than 68,700 people have died from COVID-19 in Colombia since February 2020 Read more