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Archbishop Percy Galván of La Paz, Bolivia.

Archbishop: Bolivia AG ‘wants to intimidate us’ by having bishops testify about coup d’etat

Feb 16, 2023

By CNA Staff

Bolivia’s attorney general’s office has requested that 10 bishops testify regarding their role in the alleged 2019 coup d’état. Read more


Church in Bolivia denounces ‘perverted curriculum’ with gender ideology for children

Jan 24, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Pedro Flores pointed out that the content, which will be taught to children under 6, “is a perverted curriculum,... Read more

Church of the Holy Cross in the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Bolivia: Priest condemns police pursuit of protesters into church where they sought sanctuary

Jan 4, 2023

By CNA Staff

The pastor of Holy Cross parish in the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia said that a... Read more

Conflicts are escalating due to land grabbing in Bolivia.

Bishops in Bolivia call on authorities to act against land seizures

Dec 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop René Leigue Cesarí of Santa Cruz addressed authorities in his Dec. 11 homily, asking them to find a solution... Read more

The vicar of the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz takes the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the streets of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Oct. 30, 2022.

Catholics take to the streets to pray for peace in Bolivia

Nov 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Catholic community prayed for peace while in the Santa Cruz region an indefinite strike continued over the date for... Read more

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).

Bolivian bishops encourage efforts to overcome social crisis

May 3, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

At the conclusion of their plenary assembly on Friday, the bishops of Bolivia encouraged everyone's commitment to "join efforts" to... Read more

Red paint is splashed on the cathedral of Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Members of Mujeres Creando.

Bolivian archdiocese condemns feminist violence against those protecting churches 

Nov 29, 2021

By David Ramos

The Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra has condemned the violence perpetrated outside its cathedral by feminist demonstrators Nov.... Read more

Red paint is splashed on the cathedral of Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Members of Mujeres Creando.

Bolivian lay council repudiates attacks on the Church, demands government restoration of order

Nov 3, 2021

By Diego López Marina

The president of the Jurisdictional Council of Laity of the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, Abdel... Read more

Acts of vandalism at the Bolivian bishops' conference in La Paz, Oct. 27, 2021.

Bolivia's People's Ombudsman led march that attacked offices of bishops' conference

Oct 29, 2021

By Diego López Marina

Bolivia’s People’s Ombudsman, Nadia Cruz, together with officials from her office, led a Wednesday march to the offices of the... Read more

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

Aug 31, 2021

By ACI Prensa

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

Jul 6, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

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

Apr 30, 2020

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!'

Nov 22, 2019

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

May 29, 2018

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

Feb 17, 2018

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

Mar 27, 2017

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'

Mar 8, 2017

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

Jul 28, 2015

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

Jul 10, 2015

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

Jul 9, 2015

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