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Members of the National Police prepare before going out to patrol the streets of Duran, city neighbouring Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Nov. 5, 2022. Special police forces continued on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 to transfer imprisoned criminal gang leaders who have unleashed terror in Guayaquil as part of the government's "open war" against drug trafficking.

Bishops urge conversion amid drug gang violence in Ecuador

Nov 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Drug trafficking gangs in Ecuador have reacted to the government’s efforts to retake control of the prisons by launching a... Read more

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Mass in Ecuador to be offered for babies lost in miscarriage or as newborns

Oct 28, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

On Nov. 1 the Archdiocese of Guayaquil will offer a Mass for children lost in miscarriage or as newborns. Read more

Mass and candlelight procession with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest on Sept. 11, 2021.

Mark your calendars! International Eucharistic Congress set for September 2024

Oct 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The theme of the next International Eucharistic Congress, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, will be the healing power of... Read more

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Biden administration financing drag queen shows for minors in Ecuador

Oct 24, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The U.S. State Department has contributed $20,600 to finance workshops and “drag queen” performances at the Abraham Lincoln North American... Read more

The ‘Voice of the Unborn’ bell arrives at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Pro-life bell forged in Poland and blessed by Pope Francis resounds in Ecuador

Feb 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bell is one of three known as the ‘Voice of the Unborn.’ Read more

Neisi Dajomes. Credit: Ecuadorian Olympic Committee.

Ecuadorian bishops congratulate their country's first woman to win an Olympic gold medal

Aug 2, 2021

By David Ramos

The Ecuadorian bishops congratulated on Twitter Neisi Dajomes, the country’s first woman to win gold in the Olympics, for her... Read more

Father Wilson Malavé Parrales. Credit: Parroquia San Agustín Guayaquil Padre Agustinos via Facebook.

Ecuadorian priest awarded by city for feeding hundreds of the needy daily

Jul 28, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Mayor's Office of Guayaquil on Sunday awarded Fr. Wilson Malavé Parrales, director of the Lord of Good Hope Soup... Read more

Bishop Julio Parrilla Díaz (L) and Father Gerardo Miguel Nieves Loja (R), whose resignations as Bishop and Coadjutor Bishop Elect, respectively, of Riobamba were accepted April 28, 2021. Credit: Ecuadorian Bishops' Conference.

Ecuadorian bishops say corruption claims 'without foundation' after double-resignations in diocese

Apr 29, 2021

The Ecuadorian bishops have rejected claims that corruption was behind the unusual simultaneous resignation of a bishop and his presumptive... Read more

The flag of Ecuador. Credit: Millenius/Shutterstock.

Ecuadorian court approves decriminalizing abortion in cases of rape

Apr 29, 2021

The Constitutional Court of Ecuador ruled Wednesday to approve the decriminalization of abortion in cases of rape. Read more

Pope Francis in Ecuador in 2015.

Ecuador to host International Eucharistic Congress in 2024

Mar 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis had designated the Archdiocese of Quito in Ecuador the host of the 2024... Read more

Sr. Clare Crockett. Photo

‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

Sep 22, 2020

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called... Read more

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In Ecuador, pro-life groups protest U.N. abortion conditions on coronavirus aid.

May 17, 2020

Pro-life groups in Ecuador say that United Nations aid to combat the coronavirus pandemic should not require access to abortion... Read more

Cradle of Life baby box.

Benedictine Sisters in Ecuador inaugurate baby drop-off box

Dec 21, 2019

A group of religious sisters in Santo Domingo, Ecuador has installed the country’s first baby drop-off box, as an alternative... Read more

March for Life and Family in Ecuador June 22, 2019. ACI Prensa.

Ecuador march protests abortion, gay marriage

Jun 24, 2019

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 22 in support of life, marriage, conscience protections,... Read more

The flag of Ecuador.

Ecuadorian bishops lament court's recognition of same-sex marriage

Jun 14, 2019

The Ecuadorian bishops' conference expressed Thursday their rejection of the recognition of same-sex marriage by the Constitutional Court, and recalled... Read more

Group of orphans.

Ecuador shelter serves patients and orphaned children with HIV

Dec 19, 2018

The San Luis Gonzaga Catholic shelter in Guayaquil, Ecuador, provides free lodging and care for people with HIV, including children... Read more

Ecuador congress affirms parents' rights to educate kids on sexuality

Aug 2, 2018

The National Assembly of Ecuador on July 31 unanimously upheld the right of parents to educate their children “in accordance... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

CDF laicizes Ecuadorian priest for abuse of minors

Jul 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Ecuadorian priest accused of the sexual abuse and possible torture of minors was dismissed from the clerical state by... Read more

Sister Clare Crockett of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother.

Documentary highlights life of religious sister who died in Ecuador earthquake

Apr 17, 2018

A new documentary film entitled “All or Nothing” tells the story of Sister Clare Crockett, a religious sister who died... Read more

The perfect Christmas gift: a wedding dress for a poor bride

Dec 28, 2017

A Catholic wedding planner has encouraged married women in Ecuador to “put a smile on the face of a poor... Read more