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Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga at a press conference May 12, 2015.

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga tests positive for COVID-19

Feb 5, 2021

The Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa said on Thursday that Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “stable and recovering” at a... Read more

A pregnant woman is carried out of an area flooded by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras, Nov. 5, 2020.

After hurricanes, Honduran nationals in US gain protections against deportation

Dec 8, 2020

After several Central American countries were hit hard by hurricanes Iota and Eta, the Department of Homeland Security has extended... Read more

Children queue outside a shelter in Guatemala.

Cutting Central American aid will make matters worse, critics say

Apr 3, 2019

While the United States threatens to cut funding to Central America in response to immigration issues, critics say the cutbacks... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Honduran bishops' conference at the Vatican, Sept. 4, 2017.

Honduran bishops deny 'culture of homosexuality' at national seminary

Jul 30, 2018

The Honduran bishops' conference on Monday denied there exists a homosexual culture at the national seminary, in response to a... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with Bishop Juan Pineda during an ad limina visit Sept. 4, 2017.

Honduran auxiliary bishop accused of sexual misconduct resigns

Jul 20, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Juan José Pineda, auxiliary bishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, following a Vatican investigation into... Read more

USCCB asks ‘compassion’ for 86,000 Hondurans facing deportation

May 7, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Temporary protected status (TPS) protections will not be renewed for Honduran nationals living in the U.S., the Department of Homeland... Read more

Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga.

Cardinal Maradiaga responds to allegations of corruption

Dec 22, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga has rejected accusations of financial mismanagement, and offered an explanation for allegations that he has... Read more

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Pope Francis prays for Honduras as election crisis turns deadly

Dec 7, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A contested national election in Honduras has enflamed a civil crisis, leading Pope Francis to pray on Sunday for Hondurans... Read more

Hondurans in US deserve protection and a permanent solution, bishops say

Nov 10, 2017

Extending Honduran migrants’ protected status is the “right thing to do” because of the dangerous situation in their country, the... Read more

Tim Kaine at the Jesuit Technical School Loyala in El Progreso, Honduras.

The Honduras Tim Kaine knew

Sep 6, 2016

He was only 22 years-old, and he was only there for nine months. But U.S. Senator and Democratic vice-presidential hopeful... Read more

Child migrants' home countries have only grown worse, US Congress is reminded

Oct 24, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The number of Central American migrants to the U.S. might be down this year, but their problems at home have... Read more

A mother holds her child after being deported from the United States back to Honduras.

'American dream' ends in deportation for Honduran moms

Aug 6, 2014

Angelica Galvez set off this summer on a grueling, one-month journey to the U.S. – fleeing economic hardship in violence-ridden... Read more

Child migrant surge originates in traffickers' lies, bishop says

Aug 4, 2014

A Central American bishop has said the recent wave of migrants to the U.S., which has included many unaccompanied minors,... Read more

Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, blesses a WYD pilgrim.

Honduran cardinal says saints are a Christian's work of art

Jul 25, 2013

The Archbishop of Tegucigalpa encouraged young people to follow the path of sanctity during his World Youth Day catechesis July... Read more

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Bishop says no truce yet between Honduran gangs

Jun 3, 2013

A bishop in Honduras said a truce has still not been achieved between rival gangs in the country that have... Read more