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Colombian Confess-a-thon at a Bogota Mall.

'Confess-a-thon' returns to Colombian mall, draws 120 priests

Oct 22, 2016

For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a “Confess-a-thon,” as 120 priests administered... Read more

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (L) shake hands with the FARC leader after signing a peace deal Sept. 26, 2016.

Colombia's President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize, despite failed vote

Oct 7, 2016

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to secure peace with the FARC... Read more

Colombian pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, April 20, 2016.

After Colombians reject FARC deal, bishops urge prayers for peace

Oct 4, 2016

After Colombian voters narrowly rejected a peace deal with the FARC rebels on Sunday, the Archbishop of Tunja encouraged the... Read more

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Cardinal Parolin to visit Colombia for signing of peace accords

Sep 19, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin will visit Colombia Sept. 26 to mark the signing of a long-awaited peace... Read more

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Colombian bishops welcome government backing down from gender ideology

Aug 15, 2016

The Colombian Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the government's announcement that it will not promote or implement gender ideology in... Read more

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A bizarre ruling in Colombia bans civic prayer...and hugs

May 20, 2016

In what's been labeled an “absurd” move, a judge in Colombia has banned prayer and “fraternal hugs” at the start... Read more

'Confess-a-thon' at Colombian mall draws 350 priests

Oct 14, 2015

In the South American nation of Colombia – where an estimated 70 percent of the population identifies as Catholic –... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Havana's Revolutionary Square before Mass, Sept. 20, 2015.

Colombian peace talks must not fail, Pope says during Cuba trip

Sep 20, 2015

Pope Francis prayed for the ongoing negotiations between FARC rebels and the Colombian government happening in Cuba right now saying... Read more

St. Laura Montoya. Public domain image.

Religious sisters sue Colombian TV network for 'false' depiction of saint's life

Jul 30, 2015

An order of religious sisters in Colombia is suing a national television network for producing a series that it says... Read more

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Catholics, Jews and Muslims sign peace statement in Colombia

Jul 11, 2014

Catholic, Jewish and Muslim representatives in Colombia have signed a historic joint statement for peace in a July 1 ceremony... Read more

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez speaks to CNA on April 24, 2013 in Rome.

Faith can transform Colombia, cardinal says

Jun 2, 2014

As Colombians prepare for a second round of voting in presidential elections on June 15, Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of... Read more

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Condolences offered for death of 32 children in Colombian bus fire

May 19, 2014

Cardinal Ruben Salazar of Bogota, president of the Bishops' Conference of Colombia, offered his prayers and condolences for the families... Read more

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Colombian bishops emphasize family, poverty as elections approach

Feb 10, 2014

The Bishops' Conference of Colombia has released a voter's guide focused on life, family and poverty as the country prepares... Read more

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Church in Colombia convenes national peace pilgrimage

Sep 9, 2013

The Colombian bishops are inviting the faithful of their country to take part in a pilgrimage for peace and reconciliation... Read more

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Colombia to host 2014 World Congress on Divine Mercy

Aug 12, 2013

The Bishops’ Conference of Colombia has announced that the capital city of Bogota will be the site of the third... Read more

Pilgrims from Colombia during World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.

Pope to receive cross signed by 10,000 Colombian youth

Jul 17, 2013

During World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro next week, Pope Francis will be presented with and bless a wooden... Read more

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Colombian priest killed in continuing trend of violence

Feb 5, 2013

A cardinal in Colombia is mourning the recent murder of a local priest, which brings the clergy death toll in... Read more

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Doctor says Colombian coverage of abortion drug harms women

Jan 31, 2013

An official leading the Colombian bishops’ pro-life efforts expressed regret over a recent decision to continue covering a drug used... Read more

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Colombian bishop indignant over murder of priest

Jan 18, 2013

Bishop Jose Roberto Ospina Leongomez of Buga, Colombia expressed sadness and indignation over the recent murder of one of the... Read more

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Colombian bishops make Assisi pilgrimage to pray for peace

Sep 12, 2012

In the wake of Pope Benedict's call for peace in Colombia, the country's bishops, who are in Rome for their... Read more