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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

Sister Clare Crockett of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother. Taken from Facebook via EWTN.

God captured my heart – the story of a nun killed in Ecuador's quake

Apr 19, 2016

Sister Clare Crockett, an Irish religious sister, was among those who died in the massive Ecuador earthquake on Saturday. Her... Read more

More than 25,000 march for life and family in Ecuador

Mar 29, 2016

Under the theme “Love in motion,” more than 25,000 people participated in the ninth annual the Day of the Unborn... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the crowds gathered at the Quito Cathedral in Ecuador on July 6, 2015.

'Remember your roots': Pope goes off-the-cuff to priests, religious

Jul 8, 2015

In his last encounter during his visit to Ecuador, Pope Francis on Wednesday warned priests and religious against career ambitions... Read more

Flags of Pope Francis wave at the Papal Mass at Bicentennial Park in Quito, Ecuador on July 7, 2015.

Ecuador is 'a Church on the move'

Jul 8, 2015

Everyone at the Vatican is praying for the fruits of the Pope’s apostolic visit to Latin America, but there is... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Guayaquil in Ecuador on July 6, 2015.

The man who put Laudato Si into practice in Ecuador – 40 years ago

Jul 7, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Among the members of civil society Pope Francis met with in Quito was an Italian who helped build a banking... Read more

Pope Francis processes into Mass at Quito's Bicentennial Park, July 7, 2015.

Pope: Evangelizing isn't about big talk – it's about joy

Jul 7, 2015

In his second homily while visiting Ecuador, Pope Francis spoke on Tuesday of the importance of fostering unity through evangelization,... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at the North American College in Rome, May 2, 2015.

Pray that the family synod will deepen the Church's spiritual discernment, Pope asks

Jul 6, 2015

During a Mass said on Monday, the first full day of his visit to Ecuador, Pope Francis called for prayers... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily at Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints in Rome's Verano cemetery, Nov. 1, 2014.

What did he just say? Pope Francis off-the-cuff in Latin America

Jul 5, 2015

By Alan Holdren

The world is about to see a new side to Pope Francis and, interestingly, it could be the most intimate... Read more

Carmelite Sisters of St. Dominic of Tsachilas with vestments for Pope Francis' visit to Ecuador.

These nuns are making the Pope's vestments for Ecuador

Jun 30, 2015

Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in Turkey, Istanbul, Nov. 29 2014.

Pope's first South America stop: Ecuador's sanctuary of Divine Mercy

May 8, 2015

By Elise Harris

After arriving to Ecuador for his 10 day trip to South America, Pope Francis' first stop will be Guayaquil's Sanctuary... Read more


Ecuador archdiocese to host prayer day for life and family

Apr 5, 2013

The Family Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Quito has invited Catholics to take part in a day of prayer... Read more