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Outside a homeless shelter.

In feeding the hungry of Chile, beloved friar's legacy lives on

Mar 21, 2018

Although he died in 1853, the legacy of Friar Andrés Garcia Acosta is as alive as ever in Santiago, Chile,... Read more

Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

Scicluna meets with alleged victims of abuse by Marist Brothers

Feb 28, 2018

A Vatican investigator has met with some alleged victims of sexual abuse perpetrated by Marist Brothers in Chile.  Read more

Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

Vatican abuse investigator to meet with Chilean victim in U.S.

Feb 7, 2018

The delegate appointed by Pope Francis to hear testimony from abuse victims in Chile will also travel to the United... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Sept. 2, 2015.

A 2015 letter detailed allegations against Barros. Did the Pope receive it?

Feb 5, 2018

A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse says that he wrote a to Pope Francis letter in 2015, claiming that Bishop... Read more

Emeritus bishop Marco Ordenes.

Chilean court dismisses case of bishop accused of abuse

Feb 1, 2018

The Iquique Court of Appeals in northern Chile has officially closed an investigation against the Bishop Emeritus of Iquique, Marco... Read more

Chilean legislators pass gender-identity bill

Jan 27, 2018

The Chilean House of Representatives has passed a bill that “recognizes and gives protection to gender identity,” an initiative considered... Read more

Virgen de la Candelaria Chapel burns on Jan. 20, 2018.

'Rambo' the hero: Dog saves nuns from fire

Jan 23, 2018

A dog named Rambo lived up to his “action hero” name, when his barking alerted sleeping religious sisters that a... Read more

Pope Francis speaks aboard the papal plane from Lima, Peru to Rome Jan. 22, 2018.

Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Peru

Jan 22, 2018

In a conversation with journalists on his return flight from Peru to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis discussed the people... Read more

Bishop Juan Barros.  Courtesy photo, Chilean Conference of Bishops

Pope says accusations against Chilean bishop are 'calumny'

Jan 19, 2018

At the end of his three-day visit to Chile, Pope Francis came to the defense of a controversial bishop, saying... Read more

Pope Francis greets the pilgrims at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 28, 2015.

Pope stops popemobile to help police officer thrown from horse

Jan 18, 2018

Pope Francis stopped the ‘popemobile’ today in the streets of Iquique, Chile today, after seeing a police officer thrown from... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, Jan. 17, 2018.

Peace and progress start with education, Francis says at Chilean university

Jan 17, 2018

By Elise Harris

Speaking to Chilean university students and academics Wednesday, Pope Francis said Catholic educational institutions play a prophetic role in helping... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to young people in Chile, January 17, 2018.

Faith is an adventure, Pope Francis tells Chilean youth

Jan 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with youth during his second full day in Chile, Pope Francis said that faith is a grand... Read more

 Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Temuco, Chile on Jan. 17, 2018.

Pope appeals for unity, non-violence in Chile's torn Mapuche zone

Jan 17, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Chile's largely indigenous Araucania region, long divided by violent conflict. He stressed the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims in Chile

Jan 16, 2018

Pope Francis met privately on Tuesday with 6 victims of sexual abuse committed by priests in Chile, the papal spokesman... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Jan. 10, 2018.

Pope Francis to Chile's bishops: 'the mission belongs to the entire Church'

Jan 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis reminded the Chilean bishops of the importance of living out their priestly fatherhood united in mission with their... Read more

Pope Francis addresses priests and religious at the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 16, 2018.

Admit your wounds and receive mercy, Pope tells Chilean priests, religious

Jan 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Tuesday that even amid the pain which results from sinfulness, the Church can still serve the world... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Female Central Penitentiary in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 16, 2018.

Bars don't stop your ability to dream, Pope says at Chilean women's prison

Jan 16, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis visited a women's prison in Santiago on Tuesday, telling the inmates that while at times it might seem... Read more

Bishop Juan Barros.  Courtesy photo, Chilean Conference of Bishops

Pope Francis’ Chile visit revives allegations against bishop

Jan 16, 2018

As Pope Francis began his visit to Chile, a Vatican spokesman has voiced “maximum respect” for the rights of protesters... Read more

Chile: another church firebombed a day before pope's visit

Jan 15, 2018

On the eve of Pope Francis' visit to Chile, an attack on a church was reported in the city of... Read more

Churches attacked in Chile ahead of Pope's visit

Jan 12, 2018

Just days before Pope Francis' visit to Chile, three Catholic churches in the capital of Santiago were attacked by unknown... Read more