Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

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Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago de Chile peaches at a Te Deum service marking Chile's independence, Sept. 18, 2022

Violence and corruption won’t build up Chile, cardinal says at independence prayer service

Sep 19, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago de Chile said in a prayer service marking the country’s independence that neither violence... Read more

Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago takes possession of his titular church in Rome, June 19, 2021.

Killing the innocent by abortion is not mercy, says Chilean cardinal

Apr 26, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

During his homily at the Mass for the blessing of the foundation stone for the Divine Mercy Shrine in Santiago... Read more

The tabernacle and scattered Hosts in Santiago, Chile.

Tabernacle of Chilean church desecrated

Mar 30, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

Father Pedro Pedraza, the rector of the Lourdes Grotto Shrine in Santiago, Chile, has reported that two ciboria which had... Read more

The Franciscan Recollects church in Santiago, Chile.

Thieves rob Franciscan church, desecrate tabernacle in Chile

Feb 10, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

Unidentified persons broke into the Franciscan Recollects church in Santiago, Chile, Feb. 9 and forced open the tabernacle, scattering the... Read more

Church of the Assumption in Santiago, Chile, after an arson attack Oct. 18. Giselle Vargas/ACI Prensa

After parish in Santiago, Chile destroyed by arson, pastor urges hope

Oct 20, 2020

The pastor of a parish destroyed by arson in Santiago, Chile on Sunday has urged local Catholics to reject temptations... Read more

How the Church in Chile is helping women victims of domestic violence

Dec 26, 2019

The Vicariate for Social Pastoral Care of Caritas in the Archdiocese of Santiago takes in every year hundreds of women... Read more

Fr. Carlos Eugenio Irarrázaval Errazuriz, whose resignation was auxiliary bishop-elect of Santiago de Chile was accepted before he could be consecrated.

Chilean auxiliary bishop-elect steps down after controversial statements

Jun 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Fr. Carlos Eugenio Irarrázaval Errazuriz as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Santiago... Read more

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, former archbishop of Santiago de Chile.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean cardinal accused of cover-up

Mar 23, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Saturday accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, who has faced... Read more

Ex-chancellor of Chilean archdiocese arrested for child sex abuse

Jul 13, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A priest who served in the chancery of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile for 15 years was arrested by... Read more