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The inauguration of Luis Arce as president of Bolivia in La Paz, Nov. 8, 2020. Credit: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0 CL).

Bolivia's bishops lament 'deplorable' human rights situation

The bishops of Bolivia expressed Monday their concern "over the deplorable human rights situation in the country and the manipulation... Read more

Bolivian archbishop calls for policies respecting the dignity of the human person

The Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra said in his homily on Sunday that the high rate of domestic... Read more

Chilean wine farm.

Catholic groups find shelter for Bolivian farm workers stranded in Chile

When Bolivia closed its borders March 25 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, hundreds of Bolivian seasonal farm... Read more

Demonstrators clash with police in La Paz, Bolivia Nov. 21, 2019.

Bolivian bishops: 'Enough violence! Enough death!'

The Bolivian bishops’ conference called for an end to violence, as protests continue in the wake of former president Evo... Read more

Cardinal elect Toribio Ticona, Bishop Emeritus of Coro Coro Bolivia. Photo

Bolivian cardinal-elect denies rumors of a wife and children

In a statement Tuesday, Bolivian bishop and Cardinal-elect Toribio Ticona strongly denounced rumors that he has a wife and children.  Read more

Flag of Bolivia.

Bolivia: Bishops call for 'thorough investigation' of explosions in Oruro

The General Secretariat of the Bolivian Bishops' Conference called on civil authorities to conduct a “thorough investigation” of recent explosions... Read more

Abortion bill makes unlikely alliance of Bolivian clergy, feminists

A bill in Bolivia that would allow abortions only for certain groups of women is uniting unlikely groups in opposition... Read more

'Friar Carmelo'.

Meet the four-legged Franciscan 'friar'

The newest member of St. Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is furry and has four legs.  Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

The Francis effect takes hold at a notorious Bolivian prison

Pope Francis’ July 10 visit to a prison in Bolivia was just one of several dozen events over the course... Read more

Children play on a stage at the Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, while Pope Francis listens to a greeting from Archbishop Juárez of Sucre, July 10, 2015.

From one sinner to another, Pope asks for prayers during prison visit

Pope Francis on Friday told Bolivian inmates that he too is a sinner who has experienced the merciful love of... Read more

Pope in Latin America apologizes for sins against native peoples

Following in the footsteps of St. John Paul II, Pope Francis on Thursday asked forgiveness for crimes against the indigenous... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds at the airport of La Paz, Bolivia, July 8, 2015.

Let us be grateful witnesses of God's mercy, Pope says

Christ gave sight to a blind beggar whom others ignored. For Pope Francis, this bears an important lesson for Christians... Read more

Bolivian president Evo Morales presents Pope Francis with a 'communist crucifix' at the presidential palace in La Paz, July 8, 2015.

Pope Francis apparently not amused by 'communist crucifix' (Updated)

When leftist Bolivian president Evo Morales on Thursday presented Pope Francis with a “communist crucifix” – a carving of Christ... Read more

The Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, in Copacabana, Bolivia.

Pope Francis' visit will stir up people's faith, Bolivian priest at Vatican expects

On Wednesday Pope Francis will set foot on Bolivian soil, beginning a three-day visit to the country which one of... Read more

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World’s largest Marian statue unveiled in Bolivia

The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a... Read more