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José Antonio Kast.

Pro-life Catholic is surprise winner in first round of Chile’s presidential elections

Nov 22, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

José Antonio Kast is the son of German Catholic immigrants. Read more

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Pro-life doctors warn against Chilean bill to permit elective abortion 

Oct 6, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

A group of pro-life Chilean doctors on Monday published a video meant to disprove the falsehoods that arise in the... Read more

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Chile's lower house votes to debate bill permitting elective abortions

Sep 29, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Chile’s Chamber of Deputies voted Sept. 28 to begin the debate on a bill that would decriminalize abortion up to... Read more

Ultrasound of preborn baby at 12 weeks

Chilean legislative committee votes against permitting elective abortions

Aug 10, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

A committee of the lower house of Chile’s legislature on Monday narrowly voted not to recommend a bill that would... Read more

Fernando Karadima

Fernando Karadima, former priest whose sex abuse scandal rocked Chile, dead at 90

Jul 26, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Fernando Karadima, an influential former priest in Chile whose sexual abuse of minors prompted major questions about episcopal cover-ups, has... Read more

Parents urge Chilean president to veto bill that would undermine parental authority

Jul 1, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Pro-family organizations in Chile are urging President Sebastián Piñera to veto completely the recently passed "System of Guarantees of Children's... Read more

Chileans to pray ‘Rosary of Hope’ for drafting of new Constitution  

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Beginning Wednesday, June 23, Catholics in Chile will pray a rosary every week for the Holy Spirit to guide the... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured July 27, 2016.

Pope Francis marks 500th anniversary of first Mass in Chile

Nov 9, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics in Chile Monday to renew their gratitude for the gift of the Eucharist in a letter... Read more

Church of the Assumption in Santiago, Chile, after an arson attack Oct. 18. Giselle Vargas/ACI Prensa

After parish in Santiago, Chile destroyed by arson, pastor urges hope

Oct 20, 2020

The pastor of a parish destroyed by arson in Santiago, Chile on Sunday has urged local Catholics to reject temptations... Read more

Church fires in Santiago, Chile Oct. 18.

In Chile, archbishop condemns arson attacks that destroyed Catholic churches

Oct 19, 2020

The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to... Read more

Maternity, early childhood organizations form new alliance in Chile

Jun 14, 2020

More than 30 organizations serving maternity and early childhood needs in Chile have come together to form an alliance to... Read more

Chilean wine farm.

Catholic groups find shelter for Bolivian farm workers stranded in Chile

Apr 30, 2020

When Bolivia closed its borders March 25 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, hundreds of Bolivian seasonal farm... Read more

Moto For Peace in Chile.

European motorcycle police begin mission trip to South America

Feb 10, 2020

A group of European motorcycle police is currently taking part in a mission trip to South America, offering support to... Read more

Vandals damaged the Church of San Francisco de Borja in Santiago on Dec. 3.

Mob sets fire to Catholic church serving Chilean police  

Jan 6, 2020

A mob of masked protesters set fire Jan. 3 to a Catholic church dedicated to serving the national police in... Read more

The Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, Chile.

Chile ends statute of limitations for sex crimes with underage victims

Jul 13, 2019

Chile has removed the statute of limitation on sex crimes against children and adolescents, though the new law is not... Read more

Venezuelan migrants walk southbound along the Pan American highway after receiving refugee permits at the Peruvian border.

Chilean diocese announces solidarity campaign for migrants at border

Jul 2, 2019

The migration ministry in the Diocese of Arica, Chile has announced an aid campaign for the hundreds of migrants facing... Read more

The flag of Chile.

Chilean diocese concerned for Venezuelan migrants at border crossing

Jun 26, 2019

The Diocese of San Marcos de Arica expressed Monday its concern over the humanitarian conditions of hundreds of people, mostly... Read more

The flag of Chile.

Chilean bishops, prosecutors to cooperate in abuse investigations

May 1, 2019

The Chilean bishops' conference signed a collaboration agreement with public prosecutors Tuesday to streamline the investigation of clerical sexual abuse.  Read more

The Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, Chile.

Chilean archdiocese: court judgement for sex abuse victims a step toward reform

Mar 28, 2019

The Santiago archdiocese has accepted a court ruling that the Catholic Church in Chile must compensate victims of former priest... Read more

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, then-Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 22, 2014.

Cardinal Ezzati leaves Santiago with 'head held high'

Mar 25, 2019

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, whose resignation as Archbishop of Santiago was accepted Saturday, said he is leaving office “very grateful”... Read more