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A proposal to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a “neutral place of worship” is “persecution of the Catholic Church,” said Father Raúl Ortiz.

Priest calls attempt to close Colombia Capitol building chapel ‘persecution of the Church’

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

A congressman has proposed to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a... Read more


Ciborium with Eucharist stolen from primatial cathedral of Colombia

Sep 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

A complaint has been filed with authorities, so that a “corresponding investigation” could be conducted, according to a priest at... Read more

Bishop of Fontibón, Colombia, Juan Vicente Córdoba laments in an Aug. 29, 2022, video that the chapel of the El Dorado International Airport, located in his diocese, was forced to close despite the fact that there was an agreement until the year 2037.

Bishop: Those who closed Colombia airport chapel will ‘have to give an account to God’

Sep 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The private company that manages El Dorado International Airport announced Aug. 26 the closure of the Catholic chapel and its... Read more

The former Catholic chapel in El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. The airport announced Aug. 26, 2022, that the space would be modified and used as a place “where all religions will be welcome.”

Colombian authorities dismantle Catholic chapel at airport, sparking controversy

Aug 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The El Dorado International Airport announced Aug. 26 that the space used as a Catholic chapel will be modified and... Read more

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Nuns help women escape human trafficking along Colombia-Venezuela border

Aug 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Adorer Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity in Cúcuta, Colombia, have helped some 4,000 women escape human-trafficking... Read more

Police in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2017

Bishops express pain over killing of more than 30 police officers this year in Colombia

Jul 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The officers have been victims of the so-called “pistol plan” of the criminal organization known as the Clan del Golfo. Read more

A crowd of Colombians in Bogotá greets Pope Francis during his trip to the country in 2017.

Bogotá archbishop exhorts Colombia: ‘Never forget God!’

Jul 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio made his remarks in his homily for the Mass and Te Deum for Colombian Independence... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Bishops ask for contributions to aid flood victims in Colombia

Jul 14, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Torrential winter rains in the departments of Sucre, Córdoba, and Bolívar in northern Colombia have affected thousands of people. Read more

Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio

Archbishop of Bogotá: 'It's our duty to be bishops during difficult times' in Colombia

Jul 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

During his opening address to the bishops’ plenary assembly July 4, the president of the Colombian bishops’ conference exhorted fellow... Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Bogotá cathedral begins Jubilee Year marking bicentennial of its consecration

Apr 19, 2022

By Cynthia Perez

On Sunday the Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá announced the beginning of a Jubilee Year granted by the Holy See on... Read more

The Monserrate Home is administered by the sisters of the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor in Colombia.

Colombian bishop repudiates shocking abuse of boy at home run by nuns

Dec 23, 2021

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Bishop of Zipaquirá, Colombia, Héctor Cubillos Peña, expressed his “deep pain and his firm repudiation” of the “serious mistreatment”... Read more

Camilo Daza airport in the city of Cúcuta, Venezuela.

Bishops mourn deaths of two police officers killed in terrorist attack at Colombia airport

Dec 15, 2021

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoa Cadavid of the Military Ordinariate of Colombia expressed his sorrow and solidarity following the Dec. 14... Read more

Church in Colombia prepares for first National Day of Reconciliation

May 2, 2018

Inspired by Pope Francis' message during his 2017 visit to the country, the Church in Colombia is preparing to celebrate... Read more

Colombians pray for baby girl who awoke in morgue

Nov 19, 2013

Colombians are joining together to pray and offer Masses for a 26 week-old baby who was pronounced dead by doctors... Read more


Church bells toll in Colombia for victims of violence

Apr 10, 2013

Church bells across Colombia rang out on Tuesday in a move of solidarity with the thousands of victims of violence... Read more


Pope urges care, protection of Colombia's indigenous people

Sep 24, 2012

In a message to Colombia's bishops, Pope Benedict said government leaders should not manipulate or exploit indigenous people in the... Read more