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In Colombia, lawsuits seek to ban legal abortion

Feb 3, 2020

Amid an ongoing court case challenging legal abortion in Colombia, the nation’s bishops have spoken up in defense of the... Read more

Baptism.

Baptismal record for same-sex couples causes controversy in Colombia

Jul 25, 2019

The recent baptism of a child raised by a same-sex couple has caused a controversy in Colombia, after a parish... Read more

Colombia food bank calls for ‘heroes’ to serve those in need

May 14, 2019

A major food bank in Bogota, Colombia, is calling for local people and organizations to partner with them as they... Read more

March for Life participants in Colombia.

March for Life events throughout Colombia draws thousands

May 6, 2019

Thousands attended pro-life marches in cities across Colombia on May 4, under the theme “I choose both lives.”  Read more

Venezuelan migrants waiting to enter the Divine Providence House in Cucuta, Colombia.

Colombian diocese has served 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants

Mar 20, 2019

The Diocese of Cúcuta in Colombia reported this week that it has provided 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants affected... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Jan 19, 2019

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's... Read more

Portafololia awards ceremony, Nov. 29. Courtesy photo.

Colombian diocese honored for serving Venezuelan migrants

Dec 4, 2018

The Diocese of  Cúcuta, Colombia, has been awarded a Portafolio Award, an annual recognition in the country given to organizations... Read more

Colombia drug route battle leaves residents trapped in homes

Apr 26, 2018

Residents of the Catatumbo region of Colombia, which borders Venezuela, are trapped in their own homes due to an ongoing... Read more

Hosts donated by the Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoaof Cúcuta. Photo: Diocese of Cúcuta.

Colombian diocese donates 250,000 hosts to alleviate shortage in Venezuela

Apr 2, 2018

With a flour shortage leading to a lack of hosts in Venezuela, the neighboring diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia donated 250,000... Read more

Migrant child has lunch at the Casa de Paso "Divina Providencia" in Cu?cuta.

Local Church aids migrants crossing from Venezuela to Colombia

Mar 2, 2018

As thousands continue to pour across the border from Venezuela to Colombia, the local Church is helping meet the needs... Read more

CNN's 2016 Hero of the Year fights euthanasia of children in Colombia

Feb 27, 2018

In 2016, Jeison Aristizabal was named CNN’s Hero of the Year for overcoming the challenges posed by cerebral palsy and... Read more

St. Peter's out of toothpicks. Screenshot.

Man builds replica of St Peter's Basilica with 36,000 toothpicks

Dec 26, 2017

The Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Statue of Liberty, the Taj Mahal; these are just some of the monuments that... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his Sept. 13, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: Colombia is proof that love is stronger than death

Sep 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Wendesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Colombia, saying the desire for peace in the country is proof... Read more

Pope Francis addresses a crowd at the National Reconciliation Encounter held at Las Malocas Park in Villavicencio, Colombia, Sept. 8, 2017.

Forgiveness is the first step to ending cycle of violence, Pope says

Sep 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told the Colombian people Friday that while it will be challenging, they must let go the anger caused... Read more

Pope Francis.

Who are the martyrs Pope Francis will beatify in Colombia?

Jul 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

During his six-day visit to Colombia in September, Pope Francis will beatify martyrs Bishop Jesús Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve and Fr.... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his May 25 2016, general audience in St. Peter's Square.

It's official: Pope Francis will visit Colombia September 6-11

Mar 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make a six-day trip to Colombia in September with four cities on... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the general audience on Oct. 19, 2016.

Pope Francis encourages successful dialogue at Nobel Peace summit

Feb 3, 2017

On behalf of Pope Francis, the Vatican's Secretary of State sent a message encouraging the participants of XVI World Summit... Read more

The Eucharistic Communicators of the Heavenly Father.

Are these quite possibly the world's happiest nuns?

Dec 21, 2016

The Eucharistic Communicators of the Heavenly Father are a community of nuns from Colombia who have a great passion for... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis offers prayer, condolences after Colombia plane crash

Nov 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

After a plane crash in Colombia claimed the lives of 71 people, including the majority of Brazil’s up and coming... Read more

A response of prayer and solidarity to the Chapecoense plane crash

Nov 29, 2016

A wave of solidarity and calls for prayer have inundated social networks and the media following Monday's crash in Colombia... Read more