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Catholic leaders in Costa Rica oppose bill forcing priests to break seal of confession

Nov 16, 2023

By Diego López Marina

A group of Catholic leaders from Costa Rica recently laid out the position of the Church regarding a bill that... Read more


Gänswein to Costa Rica? Report of Benedict’s secretary becoming nuncio is ‘speculation,’ Vatican sources say

Mar 22, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The future role of Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Benedict XVI’s longtime private secretary, remains unclear. Read more


Church in Costa Rica to compensate four victims of ex-priest serving 20-year sentence

Feb 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

An agreement has been reached to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by ex-priest Mauricio Víquez Lizano, who is serving... Read more

Father Luis Enrique Guillén.

Costa Rican priest shares his journey from intelligence agent to the Catholic priesthood

Feb 1, 2023

By CNA Staff

“I can openly say that nothing I gained before compares to what God has given me in this ministry,” said... Read more


Court rules Church in Costa Rica must pay $100,000 compensation to sex-abuse victim

Aug 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

A lower court ruled Aug. 23 that the Church must pay the compensation to a victim of sexual abuse committed... Read more

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora kneels before the superior of the Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua on July 6, 2022.

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 12, 2022

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica greeted the nuns one by one and knelt as he greeted... Read more

The Benedictine Monastery of San Jose in Costa Rica's Diocese of Cartago, which was canonically closed Nov. 7, 2021.

Costa Rican diocese orders canonical closure of Benedictine monastery

Nov 10, 2021

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Diocese of Cartago has ordered the canonical closure of the San José Benedictine Monastery, a diocesan foundation that had... Read more

Ambassador Jaime Feinzaig, Costa Rican ambassador to Italy, speaks with CNA on Nov. 8 2013.

Costa Rica ambassador praises 'paternal' heart of Pope Francis

Nov 12, 2013

By Elise Harris

The Costa Rican ambassador to Italy praised Pope Francis for his example and attention to the poor, speaking also of... Read more


Costa Rica court: Church has right to speak on social issues

Oct 30, 2013

Costa Rica's Electoral Supreme Court has said that the Church has the right to speak about social and moral issues,... Read more


Pro-life group charges court bias in Costa Rica IVF case

Oct 4, 2012

A local pro-life group claims the Inter-American Human Rights Court compromised its impartiality by voicing pro-abortion views ahead of an... Read more