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World’s ‘largest living Nativity scene’ opens in Colombia

Dec 9, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Since Dec. 2, the faithful in Barranquilla, Colombia, have been able to visit the staging of “the largest Nativity scene... Read more

Luis Manuel Díaz, father of soccer player Luis Díaz (center), along with Francisco Ceballos, bishop of Riohacha (right), and Monsignor Héctor Henao, delegate for Church-state relations, who formed the humanitarian commission in charge of facilitating Díaz's release.

Church in Colombia thanks God for release of kidnapped father of soccer star Luis Díaz

Nov 9, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Luis Manuel Díaz, father of soccer player Luis Díaz, was held captive for nearly two weeks by the rebel group... Read more

Liverpool's Colombian midfielder Luis Diaz controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northwest England on Sept. 3, 2022.

Colombian bishops call for release of kidnapped father of soccer star and others 

Nov 9, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

The bishops called for the immediate release of Luis Manuel Díaz, the kidnapped father of Colombian soccer star Luis Díaz,... Read more

Archbishop José Miguel Gómez Rodríguez.

Synod on Synodality ‘cannot remove pages from the Bible,’ synod archbishop says

Oct 16, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop José Miguel Gómez Rodríguez, the archbishop of Manizales in Colombia, shares his experience at the Synod of Synodality. Read more

A low-income home in Buenaventura, Colombia.

Pontifical foundation launches two projects for those in need in Colombia

Sep 25, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has been developing two vital projects for the most needy communities... Read more

Scene from “Sound of Freedom” starring Jim Caviezel.

Colombian bishop grateful ‘Sound of Freedom’ is exposing child trafficking in his country

Sep 10, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Bishop Miguel González pointed out that the business of trafficking in minors “involves our country and demonstrates social and family... Read more

Dialogue table between the ELN and the government of Colombia.

Church to accompany peace talks between Colombian government, National Liberation Army

Aug 15, 2023

By ACI Prensa

Among the issues that will be addressed, in addition to pacification, are those of agrarian reform and institutional reform in... Read more

Cathedral of Bogotá, Colombia.

The Church’s role in cease-fire between Colombian government and National Liberation Army

Jul 31, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The 180-day cease-fire will go into effect Aug. 3 following what was agreed upon in the third round of talks... Read more

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Enough signatures collected for pro-life constitutional amendment process in Colombia

Jul 24, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The goal is to amend Article 11 of the country’s Magna Carta, which currently states that “the right to life... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Church in Colombia to collaborate with government in search for remains of ‘disappeared’

Jul 4, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference will formally collaborate in the search for disappeared persons as a result of the guerrilla warfare... Read more

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Deacon and layman wounded in armed attack in Colombia

Jul 3, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

A deacon who is set to be ordained a priest next month and a layman were wounded early Sunday morning... Read more

Adriana (left)  / March for Life in Medellín, Colombia, on June 3, 2023.

Former feminist turned pro-lifer shares her testimony prior to March for Life in Colombia

Jun 5, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

A young Colombian mother shared her testimony regarding her feminist past and recounted how now she defends the right to... Read more

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Four Latin American countries among the top 50 most dangerous in the world for Christians

Jan 19, 2023

By CNA Staff

According to the study, Colombia is the most dangerous country for Christians in the Americas and ranks 22nd worldwide. Read more

Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia.

Church in Colombia says government announcement of supposed cease-fire was a ‘great defeat’

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Bogotá published an editorial Jan. 11 criticizing the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, for announcing a supposed... Read more

Image of the Virgin Mary destroyed in Sopó (Colombia)

Vandal destroys statue of the Virgin Mary in Colombia

Jan 5, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The statue, which stood in a small brick grotto at the entrance to the town of Sopó in the Cundinamarca... Read more

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Bishop calls on armed bands to observe a cease-fire for a peaceful Christmas in Colombia

Dec 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Mario Álvarez Gómez of Istmina-Tadó, Colombia, called on the various armed groups in his country to observe a “unilateral... Read more

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino

Former Colombian guerrilla fighter sentenced in murder of Catholic archbishop

Dec 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino was murdered on March 16, 2002, by two hitmen on a motorcycle who were paid by... Read more

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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