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In 2023, over half a million migrants headed toward the United States crossed the Darien Gap, the inhospitable jungle region between Colombia and Panama.

Central American bishops to address migration crisis in Darien jungle

Mar 8, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The meeting was convened by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and will take place in Panama City. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Latin American bishops pray for Nicaraguan Bishop Álvarez at cathedral where St. Oscar Romero is buried

Feb 14, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Romero was an outspoken critic of political injustice in the country and of the violence affecting the lives of ordinary... Read more

A statue depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the parish church of St. Nicholas in Krapina, Croatia.

Latin American bishops to join Pope Francis’ consecration of Russia and Ukraine to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

CELAM said the Marian consecration was a cause of ‘great joy and hope.’ Read more

Pope Francis' video message to CELAM sent Jan. 24, 2021. YouTube Screenshot.

Pope Francis tells Latin American Ecclesial Assembly not to be elitist 

Jan 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis sent a video message Sunday to Latin American Church leaders organizing a “synodal” regional assembly, in which he... Read more

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes arrives for the afternoon session of the Amazon Synod, October 8, 2019.

New Amazon region 'ecclesial conference' created

Jun 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following a recommendation by the Amazon synod, a new “ecclesial conference” for the Amazon region was created Monday.  Read more

Pope Francis embraces a cardinal-member of CELAM during their encounter at the apostolic nunciature in Bogota, Sept. 7, 2017.

The significance of Pope Francis' speech to Latin America's bishops

Sep 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

What is likely one of the most important speeches of Pope Francis' visit to Colombia, political processes aside, and one... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the executive committe of CELAM at the apostolic nunciature in Bogota, Sept. 7, 2017.

Pope Francis lays out his vision for Church's mission in Latin America

Sep 7, 2017

The Catholic Church must avoid a sense of superiority and clericalism and instead teach forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice, Pope Francis... Read more


Liberation theology 'archaic', says prominent Mexican bishop

Jun 2, 2014

While in Rome last week, the president of the Latin American Bishops’ Council said at a news conference that the... Read more