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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

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 Sanchez Silva

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