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Former La Plata Archbishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre.

‘It pains me to leave’: Pope Francis accepts resignation of Argentinian archbishop

May 27, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Archbishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre said he was leaving office “with deep peace and total rectitude of conscience.” Read more

Argentine pro-life Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra.

Argentine doctor completes prison sentence for preventing a chemical abortion in process

Apr 22, 2024

By Julieta Villar

In 2019, for preventing the completion of a chemical abortion, Leandro Rodríguez Lastra was given a one-year-and-two-months suspended sentence.  Read more

Father Federico Highton is one of two Argentine priests who in 2015 founded the Order of St. Elijah, whose motto is “Through my God I shall go over a wall,” which comes from Psalm 17.

Order of Argentine priests spreads the Gospel where the Church has not gone before

Feb 29, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Order of St. Elijah was founded in 2015 and seeks to emulate the saints’ missionary boldness. Read more

Sister Cecilia María of the Holy Face.

Argentine nun remembered for her smile considered for sainthood

Feb 17, 2024

By Julieta Villar

The edict has been signed that begins the process prior to the opening of the cause of canonization of Sister... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Argentina President Javier Milei in a private audience on Feb. 12, 2024, at the Vatican.

Analysis: Milei, Pope Francis embody contrasting economic viewpoints

Feb 14, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

While both Javier Milei and Pope Francis hail from Argentina — both were born in Buenos Aires — they hold ... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia in Córdoba province, Argentina, displays an image of Our Lady of Lourdes of Altagracia that is not there — but everyone sees it.

The image of Our Lady of Lourdes that’s not there but everyone sees it

Feb 12, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Those who visit the chapel of the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia, Argentina, witness... Read more

Argentine President Javier Milei and Pope Francis.

Argentine President Javier Milei, Pope Francis to meet

Jan 29, 2024

By Julieta Villar

The meeting is scheduled to take place in the context of the canonization of Mama Antula, the first Argentine female... Read more

Argentine President Javier Milei formally invited Pope Francis to visit his homeland of Argentina in a Jan. 8, 2024, letter.

Argentine president formally invites Pope Francis to visit native land

Jan 11, 2024

By Julieta Villar

The president of Argentina, Javier Milei, anticipated that the possible trip “will bring fruits of peace and brotherhood to all... Read more

Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.

Argentine nuns now living in Vatican monastery that was Pope Benedict’s last residence

Vatican City has new tenants: seven nuns from Argentina who, at the request of Pope Francis, will live in Mater... Read more

Supporters of Blessed Wenceslao Pedernera listen during the final hearing on Dec. 11, 2023, of the trial for his 1976 murder in La Rioja, Argentina.

Killer of martyred Argentine Blessed Wenceslao Pedernera gets life in prison

Dec 13, 2023

By Julieta Villar

After seven months of hearings, the trial for the murder 47 years ago of the martyr Blessed Wenceslao Pedernera finally... Read more

Pope Francis

Pope Francis celebrates 54 years as a priest

Dec 13, 2023

By CNA Staff

On Dec. 13, 1969, just four days before his 33rd birthday, Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio — who today is Pope... Read more

Maximiliano Pavillaux walks in the mud to reach the parish for confirmation on Nov. 11, 2023. / The child receives the recognition of Pope Francis from Bishop Mauricio Landra, the auxiliary bishop of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina.

Boy walks 7 miles on muddy roads to receive confirmation, gets a blessing from the pope

Dec 5, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The night before confirmation, the boy’s parents began to worry because the family vehicles were not going to make it... Read more

Pope Francis and Javier Milei.

Pope Francis sends rosary to president-elect Milei of Argentina

Nov 27, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The Office of the President-Elect of Argentina confirmed on X that the country’s new president, Javier Milei, received a rosary... Read more

Victoria Villarruel, vice president-elect of Argentina.

4 key facts about Victoria Villarruel, the Catholic vice president-elect of Argentina

Nov 22, 2023

By Diego López Marina

The vice president-elect is known for expressing her Catholic faith in public and for criticizing policies contrary to her principles,... Read more

Javier Milei, president-elect of Argentina.

Head of Argentine Bishops’ Conference prays for new officials following election of Milei

Nov 21, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Oscar Ojea lifted up in prayer the new governing authorities following the victory of Javier Milei in Argentina’s presidential... Read more

Pope Francis and Argentina president-elect Javier Milei.

Pope Francis congratulates president-elect Milei of Argentina in phone call

Nov 21, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Pope Francis contacted the president-elect of Argentina, Javier Milei, to congratulate him on his victory in Sunday’s runoff presidential election. Read more

Javier Milei, president-elect of Argentina.

Pro-life expectations high following election of Javier Milei as president of Argentina

Nov 20, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Various pro-life and pro-family leaders hailed the election of the next president of Argentina, Javier Milei, who defeated Sergio Massa... Read more

Pope Francis tries some maté, Argentina’s national drink, at his general audience on April 5, 2023.

Pope Francis reportedly denies his trip to Argentina would depend on election results

Nov 17, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

A story published Nov. 14 by Infobae states that the Holy Father supposedly said: “My visit to Argentina does not... Read more

More than 40,000 young people turned out for a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Río Blanco and Paypaya in the northern province of Jujuy in Argentina on Oct. 27, 2023.

More than 40,000 young people make pilgrimage to Virgin of Rio Blanco shrine in Argentina

Nov 3, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Last weekend more than 40,000 young people turned out for a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Río... Read more

Sister María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, whose religious name was María Antonia of St. Joseph.

Pope Francis recognizes miracle that paves way for first female Argentinian saint

Oct 25, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Blessed María Antonia of Saint Joseph, known as “Mama Antula,” was the founder of the House for Spiritual Exercises in... Read more