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A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina - and it's a big deal

Jun 4, 2016

What began with glowing rosaries and the rediscovery of a statue of the Virgin Mary in Argentina has now been... Read more

Pope Francis waves at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 11, 2015.

Pope Francis embraces child writer in a wheelchair

Jun 2, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Veronica Cantero Burroni fulfilled a dream on Wednesday, when she got to see Pope Francis, who offered her a... Read more

Marijuana, cocaine, and counterfeit currency seized in Federal Police raids in Buenos Aires, February 2013.

What Argentina's bishops are proposing to drug traffickers

Dec 3, 2015

The Argentine bishops' conference issued “a strong call to conversion” to those involved in drug trafficking and dealing, urging them... Read more

Enrique Shaw, c. 1957.

Enrique Shaw: the Argentine businessman whom Francis may soon beatify

Aug 3, 2015

Pope Francis’ desire to see the late Argentine businessman Enrique Shaw raised to the altars could be close to fruition,... Read more

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arrives at the Vatican for her audience with Pope Francis, June 7, 2015.

Pope Francis meets with Argentina’s president, and sends a present home

Jun 8, 2015

Pope Francis on Sunday met with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the president of his native country. She assured the Roman... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

After theft, Argentines donate prized possessions, wedding rings for new monstrance

May 12, 2015

Large numbers of the faithful are donating gold and silver belongings to forge a new monstrance after a theft in... Read more

Pope Francis is given a San Lorenzo's jersey in St. Peter's Square on March 31, 2013.

Pope Francis talks about his soccer ‘skills’

Apr 26, 2015

Pope Francis is a well-known soccer fan. But what was unknown until now is that when he was a young boy... Read more

Noelle Zemborain and Family.

An 11,000-mile pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia

Mar 20, 2015

How far would you travel to see the Pope? For one family in Argentina, seven months and 11,000 miles is... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 5, 2014.

Vatican: Pope's 'Mexicanization' comment not intended to offend

Feb 25, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican on Wednesday issued a statement clarifying a private comment made by Pope Francis to a friend warning that... Read more

Participants take part in the Tango Libre flash mob in Brussels, Belgium on Oct. 31, 2012.

Thousands of Tango dancers to perform for Pope's birthday

Dec 2, 2014

Pope Francis enjoys the customs of his native Argentina. He drinks mate – an Argentinean tea – he follows soccer,... Read more

Mother And Baby by Anna Langova (CC0 1.0).

Argentina lawmakers rebuked over abortion push for minors

Nov 5, 2014

Pro-life organizations in Argentina are denouncing a proposal that would allow “free and legal abortion on demand,” for children as... Read more

Juanjo Vargas arrives in Rome with the rest of the "Pope's mailmen."

'Pope's mailmen' deliver dreams of 70,000 students to the Vatican

Sep 23, 2014

Nicknamed “the Pope’s mailmen,” a group of five Argentinean fathers traveled on bicycle from Buenos Aires to the Vatican to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience on May 7, 2014.

Pope Francis to give live radio interview on Argentine station

Aug 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

This Friday Pope Francis is slated to give a live interview on an Argentine radio station that he helped raise... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, June 18, 2014.

Argentine national soccer team sends autographed jersey to Pope

Jul 20, 2014

In a gesture of gratitude and affection, the Argentinean national soccer team, which lost Sunday to Germany in the 2014... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Pope's boyhood home declared historic site

Jun 13, 2014

The city council of Buenos Aires voted on Thursday to designate as a “Historic Site” the home where Jorge Mario... Read more

Sleeping Baby On A Hand by Vera Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

Church will always proclaim life, Argentine archbishop says

Apr 22, 2014

Archbishop Alfredo Zecca of Tucuman, Argentina, said the Church does not tire of proclaiming the Gospel of Life and of... Read more

Composer Martin Palmeri during an interview with CNA at the opening concert for the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art on Oct. 29 2013.

Musician blends Tango, classic styles in Mass composition

Nov 5, 2013

By Elise Harris

At a festival in Rome, an Argentinian composer noted the need for sacred music in modern society and spoke of... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Pope donates 100,000 euros to poor dioceses in Argentina

Aug 15, 2013

Pope Francis has sent a message to Catholics in Argentina encouraging them to “unceasingly” reach out to help those in... Read more

CNA

Tango dancer dedicates performance at St. Peter's to Pope

May 14, 2013

A professional Argentine dancer, who recently travelled to Rome to see his fellow countryman, Pope Francis, hopes to one day... Read more

CNA

Pope salutes his favorite soccer team

Apr 10, 2013

Diverse groups from around the world were present at this morning’s general audience, but one – the Pope’s favorite soccer... Read more