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Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis urges support for Hurricane Fiona victims

Sep 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has called on Christians to support communities in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Fiona. Read more

A man walks down a flooded street in the Juana Matos neighborhood of Catano, Puerto Rico, on Sept.19, 2022, after the passage of Hurricane Fiona. Hurricane Fiona smashed into Puerto Rico, knocking out the U.S. island territory's power while dumping torrential rain and wreaking catastrophic damage before making landfall in the Dominican Republic on Sept. 19, 2022.

Catholic Charities to provide aid to Puerto Ricans devastated by Hurricane Fiona

Sep 20, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell, Jonah McKeown

More than a day after Hurricane Fiona dumped 30 inches of rain on Puerto Rico, a million people still do... Read more


Puerto Rican Senate passes bill banning abortion after 22 weeks

Jun 24, 2022

By Walter Sánchez Silva

If passed in the House, the bill will go to the desk of the governor of Puerto Rico for his... Read more

Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres.

Priests say they were told Cardinal Cupich made apostolic visit before Puerto Rican bishop’s removal

Apr 28, 2022

By David Ramos

Four priests of the Diocese of Arecibo in Puerto Rico say they were told that Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago... Read more

Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres

Puerto Rican bishop removed by pope feels 'blessed to suffer persecution'

Mar 9, 2022

By David Ramos

Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres, who was relieved Wednesday of his office as Bishop of Arecibo, said that he feels "blessed... Read more

Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres.

Catholic bishop in Puerto Rico says his removal by Pope Francis is ‘totally unjust’

Mar 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

He said he was asked to resign because he ‘had not been obedient to the pope nor had I been... Read more


Bishops of Puerto Rico express their solidarity with Cuban bishops’ 'desire for freedom'

Nov 28, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Puerto Rican Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity with the desire of the Cuban bishops “to be heard, for peace,... Read more

A march in San Juan to counter the imposition of a “gender perspective curriculum” in Puerto Rican schools held Aug. 14, 2021. Credit: Buenas Noticias/Rafy Colón.

March against gender ideology in schools held in Puerto Rico

Aug 16, 2021

By Diego López Marina

Tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday outside the Puerto Rican capitol and marched through the streets to oppose the... Read more


Puerto Rican bishops encourage participation in march against gender ideology

Aug 5, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

The bishops in Puerto Rico have encouraged participation in a march against gender ideology, a citizen initiative in response to... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Supreme Court sends back case against Puerto Rican archdiocese

Feb 25, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court has sent a case concerning the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, back to Puerto Rican courts.... Read more

Tabernacle retrieved intact from church destroyed by earthquake in Puerto Rico

Jan 16, 2020

Precariously resting on the edge of an altar leaning forward from the impact of the earthquake that struck Puerto Rico,... Read more

Damage caused by a Jan. 7, 2020 earthquake in Puerto Rico.

Archbishop calls for prayer, solidarity after Puerto Rico earthquakes

Jan 8, 2020

In the wake of a series of earthquakes that left at least one dead, multiple injured and some 300,000 without... Read more

Residents walk along the bank of the Vivi River near the area where a bridge was washed away on October 20, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico.

How Christians are continuing to help hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

Nov 14, 2017

Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, the majority of the island is still without power, and many... Read more

The Catholic University of America campus.

Catholic University of America offers free tuition to Puerto Rican students

Nov 6, 2017

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through Puerto Rico leaving a trail of disaster, the Catholic University of America announced... Read more

A Puerto Rico National Guard Soldier helps a couple after Hurricane Maria. Photo by Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos PRNG-PAO.

Puerto Rican bishops offer message of hope after hurricanes

Sep 29, 2017

The Puerto Rican bishops’ conference issued a message of hope to Puerto Ricans after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed much... Read more

A damaged home is seen as people deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on September 25, 2017 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

Knights of Columbus aid natural disaster victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico

Sep 29, 2017

To provide relief after a spate of recent natural disasters, the Knights of Columbus have raised over $2.8 million worth... Read more


Puerto Rico layman could become second black saint from Americas

Dec 12, 2013

Pope Francis has approved the heroic virtues of Servant of God Rafael Cordero Molina, a layman from Puerto Rico who... Read more