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The Chilean flag in the Vatican's Court of St. Damasso during the visit of Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, June 5, 2015.

Chilean legislators appeal to judicial branch over pro-abortion bill

Aug 8, 2015

The representatives who voted on Tuesday against a bill legalizing abortion in Chile will file an appeal against the initiative... Read more

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Chilean women: Abortion does not solve problem of sexual violence, discrimination

Aug 5, 2015

Women in a new video released in Chile said that mothers facing difficult pregnancies need compassion and care from society,... Read more

Chilean administration open to approval of adoption by homosexual couples

Jul 14, 2015

Shortly after the legalization of same-sex civil unions in Chile, the nation's secretary of justice said in an interview last... Read more

Calbuco volcano eruption in Chile.

God has not abandoned us, Chilean bishop says after volcano eruption

Apr 30, 2015

Facing devastation from the unexpected eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile, Archbishop Cristian Caro of Puerto Montt, one... Read more

Archbishop Chomali of Conception meets with Pope Francis.

Archbishop Chomali: Pope Francis was confident in appointing Chilean bishop

Mar 27, 2015

Both the Archbishop of Concepcion and the apostolic nuncio to Chile have maintained that Pope Francis understood all the facts... Read more

Mons. Juan Barros, Bishop of Osorno Chile. Photo Courtesy of Chile Bishops Conference Iglesia.cl.

Protestors disrupt bishop's installation in Chile: 5 keys to understanding the controversy

Mar 24, 2015

A group of protesters attempted to stop the installation of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid as the new bishop of Osorno... Read more

Euthanasia supporters in Chile accused of exploiting sick teen

Mar 7, 2015

Proponents of a euthanasia bill in Chile are exploiting a sick young girl for political purposes, the girl’s father has... Read more

Priests in favor of 'gay marriage' spark controversy in Chile

Oct 14, 2014

The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of ‘gay marriage’ and is... Read more

A family at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing from Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.

Chilean lawmakers ask president to denounce Iraqi violence

Aug 26, 2014

The Chilean Congress has unanimously approved a measure calling on President Michelle Bachelet to condemn “the brutal persecution” of Christians... Read more

19th Special Session on Syria of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Chile to abandon consistent pro-life stance at UN

Jun 12, 2014

In a radical policy shift, the government of Chile will alter its human rights stance at the United Nations by... Read more

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago in St. Peter's Square after the consistory on Feb. 22, 2014.

Children's lives worth more than pets, Chilean cardinal tells president

May 22, 2014

Amid efforts to legalize abortion in Chile, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago reminded President Michelle Bachelet of the intrinsic value... Read more

The statue of St. John Paul II was blessed after being installed in a poor neighborhood in the district of Puente Alto, of Santiago, Chile.

JPII statue finds home in largest poor neighborhood in Chile

Apr 29, 2014

A statue of St. John Paul II donated by the University of San Sebastian in Chile has been moved to... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Pope expresses solidarity, comfort for fire victims in Chile

Apr 14, 2014

Pope Francis voiced his spiritual closeness to all those affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile, that so far has... Read more

Pope Francis bows his head in prayer during a Wednesday general audience Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope sends message of condolence after earthquake rocks Chile

Apr 3, 2014

Pope Francis sent a letter to Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile, after the country was hit by an 8.2... Read more

World Youth Day pilgrims at Immaculate Conception Church (

WYD pilgrims help rebuild quake-damaged Chilean church

Jul 21, 2013

Forty Australian World Youth Day pilgrims made a special stop in Chile on Saturday to help rebuild a 200-year-old church... Read more

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Priest devoted to helping AIDS patients dies in Chile

Jan 7, 2013

Father Ubaldo Santi Lucherini, one of the founders of Caritas Chile who devoted years of his life to caring for... Read more

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Chilean archbishop tells addicts that recovery is possible

Sep 10, 2012

During a visit to the St. Joaquin Rehabilitation Center in Santiago, Chile, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati told those struggling to break... Read more