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Pro-lifers march in Colombia on May 4, 2024, in the country's capital, Bogotá, and other cities and towns throughout the country.

Colombians march simultaneously in multiple cities to demand end to abortion

May 6, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

Under the theme “Colombia, With Life There Is Hope,” tens of thousands of Colombians took to the streets May 4... Read more

God “is our peace” and “prayer leads us to meet him,” said the archbishop of Bogotá, Cardinal Luis José Rueda Aparicio.

Colombian bishops call for day of prayer for peace, reconciliation in violence-torn country

May 2, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference has called on all Catholics to join the Day of the Holy Cross on May 3... Read more

Luis Manuel Díaz, father of soccer player Luis Díaz (center), along with Francisco Ceballos, bishop of Riohacha (right), and Monsignor Héctor Henao, delegate for Church-state relations, who formed the humanitarian commission in charge of facilitating Díaz's release.

Church in Colombia thanks God for release of kidnapped father of soccer star Luis Díaz

Nov 9, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Luis Manuel Díaz, father of soccer player Luis Díaz, was held captive for nearly two weeks by the rebel group... Read more

Archbishop José Miguel Gómez Rodríguez.

Synod on Synodality ‘cannot remove pages from the Bible,’ synod archbishop says

Oct 16, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Archbishop José Miguel Gómez Rodríguez, the archbishop of Manizales in Colombia, shares his experience at the Synod of Synodality. Read more

Scene from “Sound of Freedom” starring Jim Caviezel.

Colombian bishop grateful ‘Sound of Freedom’ is exposing child trafficking in his country

Sep 10, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Bishop Miguel González pointed out that the business of trafficking in minors “involves our country and demonstrates social and family... Read more

Dialogue table between the ELN and the government of Colombia.

Church to accompany peace talks between Colombian government, National Liberation Army

Aug 15, 2023

By ACI Prensa

Among the issues that will be addressed, in addition to pacification, are those of agrarian reform and institutional reform in... Read more

Cathedral of Bogotá, Colombia.

The Church’s role in cease-fire between Colombian government and National Liberation Army

Jul 31, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The 180-day cease-fire will go into effect Aug. 3 following what was agreed upon in the third round of talks... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Church in Colombia to collaborate with government in search for remains of ‘disappeared’

Jul 4, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference will formally collaborate in the search for disappeared persons as a result of the guerrilla warfare... Read more

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Deacon and layman wounded in armed attack in Colombia

Jul 3, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

A deacon who is set to be ordained a priest next month and a layman were wounded early Sunday morning... Read more

Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia.

Church in Colombia says government announcement of supposed cease-fire was a ‘great defeat’

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Bogotá published an editorial Jan. 11 criticizing the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, for announcing a supposed... Read more

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Bishop calls on armed bands to observe a cease-fire for a peaceful Christmas in Colombia

Dec 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Mario Álvarez Gómez of Istmina-Tadó, Colombia, called on the various armed groups in his country to observe a “unilateral... Read more

Father Silverio Ernesto Suárez, Major General of the National Police of Colombia

This Catholic priest fought narcos in Colombia, now he is to lead the peace process

Dec 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

This Catholic priest fought narcos in Colombia, now he is to lead the peace process Read more

María Berenice Duque Hencker

Colombia celebrates beatification of María Berenice Duque, foundress of three congregations

Oct 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

Mother María Berenice Duque Hencker, a Colombian nun who founded religious congregations, was beatified in Medellín on Oct. 29. Read more

Thousands of migrants cross Colombia to the Darién jungle.

Bishop warns of humanitarian crisis on Colombia-Panama border involving migrants to U.S.

Oct 13, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

For several days, thousands of migrants, many of them Venezuelans, have been arriving in the area of Colombia that lies... Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Bogotá councilwoman files complaint against mayor for failing to prevent cathedral attack

Oct 6, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

The councilwoman’s complaint accused Mayor Claudia López of not fulfilling her “constitutional and legal duties in maintaining public order.” Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Catholic organizations in Colombia call Bogotá cathedral attack by militants ‘terrorism’

Sep 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholic organizations condemned the Wednesday night attack by abortion militants on the Bogotá cathedral and demanded authorities arrest those involved. Read more

The 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.”

Authorities reach agreement to reopen Catholic chapel at Colombian airport

Sep 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The management company that operates the airport had previously announced that the chapel was going to be converted into a... Read more

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Pro-life caucus forms in Colombia’s Congress in aftermath of legalization of abortion, assisted suicide

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Members of the new pro-life caucus stated that “there is a major commitment to life, family, and religious freedom.” Read more

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

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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