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Pro-life Colombian lawmakers oppose euthanasia for children

Nov 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Pro-Life Caucus of Colombia’s Congress expressed its opposition to a bill that would extend euthanasia to children 6 and... Read more

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Worldwide women’s rosary announced for Dec. 8: ‘We’re daughters of the Most Holy Virgin’

Nov 8, 2022

By ACI Prensa

With the purpose of honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Worldwide Women’s Rosary... Read more

María Berenice Duque Hencker

Colombia celebrates beatification of María Berenice Duque, foundress of three congregations

Oct 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

Mother María Berenice Duque Hencker, a Colombian nun who founded religious congregations, was beatified in Medellín on Oct. 29. Read more

Migrants waiting to cross the Gulf of Urabá to start the route through the Darién jungle.

Church wants migrants to be aware of dangers of route through Panama’s Darien jungle

Oct 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Passing through the Darién jungle in Panama as the first stage of the route to reach the United States continues... Read more

Thousands of migrants cross Colombia to the Darién jungle.

Bishop warns of humanitarian crisis on Colombia-Panama border involving migrants to U.S.

Oct 13, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

For several days, thousands of migrants, many of them Venezuelans, have been arriving in the area of Colombia that lies... Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Bogotá councilwoman files complaint against mayor for failing to prevent cathedral attack

Oct 6, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

The councilwoman’s complaint accused Mayor Claudia López of not fulfilling her “constitutional and legal duties in maintaining public order.” Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Catholic organizations in Colombia call Bogotá cathedral attack by militants ‘terrorism’

Sep 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholic organizations condemned the Wednesday night attack by abortion militants on the Bogotá cathedral and demanded authorities arrest those involved. Read more

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Pro-life caucus forms in Colombia’s Congress in aftermath of legalization of abortion, assisted suicide

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Members of the new pro-life caucus stated that “there is a major commitment to life, family, and religious freedom.” Read more

A proposal to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a “neutral place of worship” is “persecution of the Catholic Church,” said Father Raúl Ortiz.

Priest calls attempt to close Colombia Capitol building chapel ‘persecution of the Church’

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

A congressman has proposed to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a... Read more

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Ciborium with Eucharist stolen from primatial cathedral of Colombia

Sep 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

A complaint has been filed with authorities, so that a “corresponding investigation” could be conducted, according to a priest at... Read more

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Crowd prays rosary at Colombia’s El Dorado airport to demand reopening of Catholic chapel

Sep 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The private company that manages the airport closed the chapel on Aug. 26 and said it would become a “space... Read more

Buenaventura, Colombia, January 2016.

Gang violence prevents evening Masses in Colombian city

Sep 2, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya of Buenaventura explained Wednesday that drug gang violence in the Colombian port city has forced... Read more

Bishop of Fontibón, Colombia, Juan Vicente Córdoba laments in an Aug. 29, 2022, video that the chapel of the El Dorado International Airport, located in his diocese, was forced to close despite the fact that there was an agreement until the year 2037.

Bishop: Those who closed Colombia airport chapel will ‘have to give an account to God’

Sep 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The private company that manages El Dorado International Airport announced Aug. 26 the closure of the Catholic chapel and its... Read more

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Colombian archdiocese publishes list of abuse complaints, actions taken

Aug 31, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Archdiocese of Medellín has published the list of complaints of sexual abuse by priests it has received in the... Read more

The former Catholic chapel in El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. The airport announced Aug. 26, 2022, that the space would be modified and used as a place “where all religions will be welcome.”

Colombian authorities dismantle Catholic chapel at airport, sparking controversy

Aug 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The El Dorado International Airport announced Aug. 26 that the space used as a Catholic chapel will be modified and... Read more

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Nuns help women escape human trafficking along Colombia-Venezuela border

Aug 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Adorer Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity in Cúcuta, Colombia, have helped some 4,000 women escape human-trafficking... Read more

Police in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2017

Bishops express pain over killing of more than 30 police officers this year in Colombia

Jul 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The officers have been victims of the so-called “pistol plan” of the criminal organization known as the Clan del Golfo. Read more

A motorcyclist crashed into the wooden door of Our Lady of Valvanera Church in Bogotá, Colombia, on July 25, 2022. There were no serious injuries reported.

Motorcyclist in Colombia crashes through church door at full speed

Jul 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The motorcyclist had no serious injuries and was able to stand up on his own. Read more

A crowd of Colombians in Bogotá greets Pope Francis during his trip to the country in 2017.

Bogotá archbishop exhorts Colombia: ‘Never forget God!’

Jul 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio made his remarks in his homily for the Mass and Te Deum for Colombian Independence... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Bishops ask for contributions to aid flood victims in Colombia

Jul 14, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Torrential winter rains in the departments of Sucre, Córdoba, and Bolívar in northern Colombia have affected thousands of people. Read more