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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope on March 13, 2013.

Church in Argentina to celebrate 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to papacy

Jan 12, 2023

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, then archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected pontiff on March 13, 2013. Read more

Fabric “balconera” with the image of the Holy Family

‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ initiative comes to Buenos Aires

Nov 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

At the initiative of the Vicariate Center of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, this Christmas the “balconeras” are arriving in... Read more

A crowd accompanied Nathanael Alberione in his ordination on Nov. 21, 2022.

He was in a coma for 50 days due to COVID and was just ordained a priest

Nov 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nathanael Alberione was ordained a priest Nov. 21, after he became so sick with COVID that he didn't think he... Read more

Sergio Ariel Ozán traveled more than 300 kilometers to visit the cathedral basilica and sanctuary of Our Lady of the Valley.

Construction worker travels hundreds of miles by horse to pay homage to Blessed Virgin Mary

Nov 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Arriving at the feet of Mary was “indescribable,” said the cowboy pilgrim, Sergio Ariel Ozán. Read more

The pilgrim image of Maria de Itatí and the multitude of pilgrims in front of the basilica at the Shrine of the Virgin of Itatí in the Archdiocese of Corrientes, Argentina, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

300,000 youths make pilgrimage to Virgin of Itatí in Argentina

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Under the theme “Together with Mary, we meet again as a synodal Church,” the young people made a pilgrimage to... Read more

Monastery of San Bernardo in Salta, Argentina

Archbishop, Carmelite nuns sign agreement after conflict over alleged Marian apparitions

Sep 7, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Discalced Carmelite sisters of the monastery of San Bernardo in Salta, Argentina, signed an agreement with Archbishop Mario Antonio... Read more

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Catholic Church in Argentina opposes legalization of euthanasia

Aug 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

There are currently four bills being considered in Argentina’s Congress to legalize euthanasia. Read more

Former Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta of the Diocese of Oran, Argentina.

Victim of Bishop Zanchetta: ‘Don't turn your back on us; we didn’t deserve such treatment’

Aug 13, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta of Oran, Argentina, was found guilty of abuse and sentenced to prison in March, but in July... Read more

St. Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei

Opus Dei in Argentina responds to accusations of exploiting women

Aug 3, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The BBC published an article Aug. 2 reporting that 43 women from Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia made a complaint against... Read more

Pope Francis reads during the Vespers service on July 28, 2022, at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec in Québec, Canada.

‘Don't we have a place in the Church?’: Read pope’s response to Argentine priest on seminary's closure

Jul 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope's letter sheds light on the Vatican's controversial closure of one of Argentina's top seminaries. Read more

Argentine retired Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta (R) arrives to court in Oran, Argentina, on March 3, 2022. Zanchetta, considered close to Pope Francis, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for sexual abuse of two seminarians by a court in the northwestern city of Oran, which ordered his immediate arrest, according to the ruling.

Bishop Zanchetta’s lawyer requests house arrest to serve sentence for sexual abuse due to health problems

Jun 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Zanchetta’s lawyer is seeking the change so the bishop emeritus of Orán doesn’t have to remain in prison. Read more

Blessed Sacrament Basilica in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentine bishops will start annual 'Sharing Sunday' to sustain Church's mission

Apr 21, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

The bishops of Argentina have announced that the first day of reflection on the importance of sustaining the mission of... Read more

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

'We were practically nothing to him,' ex-seminarian says of Bishop Zanchetta's abusive behavior

Mar 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

One of the former seminarians who was the victim of sexual abuse by Argentine Bishop Emeritus Gustavo Zanchetta of Orán... Read more

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Why the Zanchetta case matters for the Church

Mar 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican has made no public comment on the court’s verdict. Read more

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Argentine Bishop Zanchetta convicted of sexually abusing seminarians

Mar 4, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been found guilty of abusing seminarians in Oran, Salta, northern Argentina, and sentenced to 4... Read more

Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio (1920-1998).

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Argentine cardinal who organized 1st World Youth Days

Feb 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Pironio was a member of the Roman Curia for two decades. Read more

Bishop Eduardo María Taussig of San Rafael. Credit: Semanario diocesano De Buena Fe.

Resignation of Argentine bishop accepted after controversy over seminary closure

Feb 7, 2022

By David Ramos

Pope Francis accepted Saturday the resignation of the Bishop Eduardo María Taussig of San Rafael. Read more

Seminarians of the San Rafael, Argentina, seminary.

New placements announced for seminarians after controversial closure of seminary in Argentina

Dec 16, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Protests erupted last year when a highly regarded seminary in Argentina was shut down by the Vatican, with little explanation.... Read more

Blessed Sacrament Basilica in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Relic of Saint John Paul II stolen from historic basilica

Nov 22, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The rector of the Polish Catholic Mission in Argentina, Father Jorge Jacek Twarog, reported Sunday that the relic of Saint... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican again denies prior knowledge of allegations against Argentine bishop

Jan 22, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a statement Tuesday the Vatican again denied having prior knowledge of sexual abuse allegations against Argentine Bishop Gustavo Oscar... Read more