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Alberto Fernández, left. Pope Francis, right.

Argentine president hopes Pope Francis 'won't be angry' over abortion bill

Nov 24, 2020

Argentine president Alberto Fernández said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis won’t be angry because of a bill he introduced in... Read more

Pope Francis records a video message marking Argentina’s Nursing Day and Doctors’ Day. Screenshot from the Argentine bishops’ conference YouTube account.

Pope Francis hails Argentina’s doctors and nurses as ‘unsung heroes’ of pandemic

Nov 24, 2020

Pope Francis hailed Argentina’s healthcare workers as the “unsung heroes” of the coronavirus pandemic in a video message released Friday.   Read more

Our Lady of Lujan Parish, in El Bolson, Argentina.

Militants descrate Church in Argentine Patagonia

Nov 9, 2020

A group of militants charged into a Catholic church in Argentina on Friday, beat the priest, desecrated the Eucharist, and... Read more

Seminarians of the San Rafael, Argentina, seminary.

Diocesan commission backs Argentina bishop over seminary closing

Nov 4, 2020

Amid tension and protests in one Argentine city over the Vatican-ordered closure of a diocesan seminary, some Catholics have expressed... Read more

Protests Nov. 1 in San Rafael, Argentina.

New protests over closure of seminary in Argentina

Nov 3, 2020

Demonstrators this weekend protested the Vatican-ordered closure of Mary Mother of God Seminary in San Rafael, Argentina.  Read more

Argentine bishops call bill to legalize abortion ‘untenable’

Oct 23, 2020

The Catholic bishops of Argentina have blasted a plan to introduce an abortion legalization bill in the country, saying it... Read more

Argentine bishop warns priests to distribute Holy Communion in the hand

Aug 29, 2020

The Bishop of San Rafael, Argentina, warned last week that he will impose canonical sanctions on priests who distribute Communion... Read more

Bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig.

Argentine bishop says Vatican ordered seminary closed

Aug 10, 2020

An Argentine bishop said Friday the seminary in his diocese was ordered closed last month by a decision of the... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 16, 2019.

Pope Francis sends message to priests on Argentina’s coronavirus front line

Jul 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis sent a video message Thursday to the priests who work in Argentina’s poor neighborhoods serving the sick and... Read more

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Bishop Zanchetta returns to work at the Vatican amid abuse trial in Argentina

Jun 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has returned to work at the Vatican amid an ongoing trial in Argentina, where he has been... Read more

Ultrasound.

More than 300,000 attend Argentina's online March for Life

Jun 1, 2020

Argentina’s digital March for Life May 30 drew 390,000 participants on Facebook alone, according to preliminary numbers for march organizers.  Read more

Argentine archbishop proposes measures to open country's churches amid coronavirus pandemic

Apr 21, 2020

An Argentine archbishop has proposed 13 measures that would aim to allow churches to reopen churches during the coronavirus pandemic... Read more

Cardinal Mario Poli is seen during a Mass in the Buenos Aires´s Metropolitan Cathedral. March 29, 2018.

Priests have 'grave responsibility' to bring sacraments to the sick, Argentine bishops say

Mar 24, 2020

As Argentina remains under a government-ordered lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the bishops of Buenos Aires have... Read more

Victims of clergy sexual abuse, activists, and lawyers gather in Rome, Feb. 21, 2020.

Argentine clergy abuse victims in Rome, one year after Vatican summit

Feb 21, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

One year after the Vatican hosted a summit on the abuse crisis, three former students of an Argentine institute which... Read more

Our Lady of the Valley.

In Argentina, 400 grottos to be built for celebration of Virgin Mary

Feb 6, 2020

To commemorate the anniversary of a statue of the Virgin Mary being discovered in Argentina, 400 small grottos are being... Read more

Amid Argentina food crisis, Caritas aims to help

Jan 15, 2020

Amid a continuing economic crisis in Argentina, the Catholic relief agency Caritas is working to provide food for thousands of... Read more

View of the Villa 31 slum of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 01 May, 2014. Villa 31 is an illegally built neighborhood in the center of the city.

In Argentina, poverty rate highest in ten years

Dec 9, 2019

The latest report issued by the Argentina Observatory of Social Debt of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina showed that... Read more

Italian Catholic priest Nicola Corradi escorted to court Nov. 25 before a guilty verdict convicted him of sexual abuse at the Provolo Institute in Mendoza.

Priests convicted of abusing children at Argentina school for the deaf

Nov 25, 2019

Two Catholic priests have been convicted of sexually abusing students students at an institute that cared for deaf children. The priests... Read more

Marisa Graham. Crédito: AICA.

Academics object to pro-choice federal appointment in Argentina

Sep 12, 2019

The deans of five Argentine law schools have protested the appointment of a supporter of legalized abortion as Argentina’s Ombudsman... Read more

Argentina flag.

Argentine bishops ask government to declare food emergency

Sep 6, 2019

Catholic bishops in Argentina are calling on the government to declare a food and nutrition emergency in response to heightened... Read more