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Bishop Alfredo de la Cruz of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic.

Bishop who will attend synod: We must address issue of women deacons and priests

Sep 20, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The bishop of San Francisco de Macorís in the Dominican Republic, Alfredo De la Cruz, said the Synod on Synodality... Read more

A border crossing between Haiti and the Dominican Republic near Jimaní in November 2014.

Haitian priest denounces Dominican Republic's border fence

May 12, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

A Haitian priest has said a border wall being built by the Dominican Republic to stop Haitian emigration “is not... Read more

Pro-life lawyers oppose bill to legalize abortion in Dominican Republic

Sep 15, 2020

A group of pro-life lawyers in the Dominican Republic have called on lawmakers to reject a bill legalizing abortion in... Read more

July 4 demonstration against gender ideology in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic families demonstrate against gender ideology in education

Jul 9, 2019

Families in the Dominican Republic joined together July 4 for a national civic demonstration to protest a new Department of... Read more

Demonstration in defense of life in the Dominican Republic. 

Dominican Republic pro-life march: 'Let’s save both lives!'

Sep 10, 2018

A pro-life demonstration in the Dominican Republic on Sunday voiced opposition to a bill to reform the Criminal Code that... Read more

The OneLife March in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 23, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Dominican archdiocese to hold pro-life demonstration outside legislature

Aug 25, 2018

An archdiocese in the Dominican Republic is organizing a pro-life demonstration next month in front of the Palace of Congress... Read more

Dominican Republic priest arrested on suspicion of killing teen

Aug 10, 2017

The National Police of the Dominican Republic have arrested a priest on suspicion of killing a teenager, who was allegedly... Read more

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic.

Investigation of former Dominican Republic nuncio moves forward

Dec 3, 2014

The Vatican’s press officer provided an update on the trial of laicized former nuncio Jozef Wesolowski, saying that the case... Read more

Former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic Josef Wesolowski.

Disgraced nuncio does not have immunity, Vatican counters

Aug 25, 2014

The Vatican countered media reports that it protected a former nuncio who faces sex abuse charges through diplomatic immunity, saying... Read more

Józef Wesolowski, former papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic.

Vatican laicizes former nuncio to Dominican Republic

Jun 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

Following abuse accusations last fall involving the apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, the Vatican has concluded the first part... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks with CNA in Rome on Feb. 4, 2013.

Cardinal O'Malley denounces Dominican Republic immigration ruling

Jan 3, 2014

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston is lamenting a court ruling in the Dominican Republic that retroactively strips away citizenship... Read more