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Alfa Illescas, 44, was arrested and charged in connection with the June 10, 2023, vandalism at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Miami.

Woman charged with vandalizing Miami Catholic church, desecrating altar

Jun 13, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

According to police, Alfa Illescas, 44, was caught on security cameras spray-painting the words “perverts,” “pigs,” and “liars” on the... Read more

St. Mary’s Cathedral in Miami.

Archdiocese of Miami offers to take in priests exiled from Nicaragua

Feb 15, 2023

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Thomas Wenski announced that his archdiocese will receive with open arms the Nicaraguan priests and seminarians who were deported... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami

Parkland shooter’s life sentence is ‘severe and just,’ Miami archbishop says

Oct 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami spoke out this week to support a life sentence for the man who killed 17... Read more

Father Jean Claude Philippe

Florida priest, convicted of rape, sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison

Feb 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Jean Claude Philippe, 67, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Homestead, Florida, was sentenced to 94½ months in state... Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appoints judges to Miami's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, March 27, 2019.

DeSantis spokeswoman charges Miami archbishop with lying about governor's migration remarks

Feb 16, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The governor of Florida is taking issue with an ad campaign featuring a quote from Archbishop Thomas Wenski criticizing the... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks to the media after a press conference, Oct. 19, 2012.

Miami archbishop decries DeSantis' immigration comments

Feb 12, 2022

By Kate Olivera

The Archbishop of Miami has decried Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ comments this week belittling the plight of unaccompanied minors fleeing... Read more

Jovenel Moïse (L) with Justin Trudeau in Lima, April 2018. Credit: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Peru via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Haitians in Miami shocked by assassination of Jovenel Moïse

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The administrator of the Archdiocese of Miami’s mission for Haitians said Wednesday that the community is in shock and disbelief... Read more

Oct. 19, 2012: Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks to the media after a press conference

‘Everybody is coming together’: Miami archbishop lauds response to building collapse

Jun 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Miami community has rallied to respond to the deadly collapse of a condominium building, the archbishop of Miami told... Read more

People watch the partially collapsed Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, north of Miami Beach.

Miami Catholics unite in prayer as search continues for survivors of building collapse

Jun 28, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As more deaths were confirmed over the weekend from a building collapse in South Florida, the local Catholic community is... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the tomb of St. Paul VI in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Florida building collapse

Jun 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis on Saturday offered prayers and condolences to all those affected by a deadly condominium building collapse in Florida... Read more

Rubble from partial collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium complex, Surfside, Florida, June 24, 2021.

Miami archbishop prays for victims of condominium building collapse

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The archbishop of Miami on Thursday prayed for victims of a condominium building collapse in Surfside, Florida. Read more

Miami archbishop commends heroism of Catholic FBI agent killed in the line of duty

Feb 9, 2021

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami offered a moving funeral homily last week commending Laura Schwartzenberger, an FBI agent who was... Read more

Statue of Christ the Good Shepherd after attack Tuesday night.

Christ statue beheaded in new Catholic statue attacks

Jul 16, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The recent series of attacks on church buildings and property continued Tuesday night, as a statue of Christ was toppled... Read more

Dalmatics and deacon stoles during a diaconal ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

Florida man tackles deacon during anticipated Mass

Feb 26, 2020

It took ten parishioners to restrain Thomas Eisel after he attacked a deacon during an anticipated Mass on Saturday.  Read more

Miami archbishop promotes refugee resettlement

Jan 18, 2020

The Archbishop of Miami has emphasized the importance of welcoming refugees, and decried the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott... Read more