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Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Honduran bishop: Although Bishop Álvarez is in prison, he won’t be silent

Jul 26, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

“He’s not going to be silent. He is not a man to stay silent. ... [He wants to] return to... Read more


Thousands march in Honduras against gender ideology in schools

Jul 24, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The parents’ movement “For our children” organized the march and on Facebook invited citizens to demonstrate “against gender ideology.” Read more


A new eucharistic miracle in Latin America?

Jul 21, 2023

By ACI Prensa

A corporal (sacred linen cloth) at a small rural chapel in Honduras showed large stains that seemed to be of... Read more


Church in Honduras calls on government to consider changing strategy amid wave of violence

Jul 1, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The bishops also lamented that the violence in the country has been going on for years. Read more

Members of the Military Police of Public Order (PMOP) take control of the Women's Social Adaptation Center (CEFAS) prison in Tamara, 25 km north of Tegucigalpa, on June 26, 2023. The government announced last week that military police would assume control of Honduras's 21 prisons for a period of one year starting July 1, as well as train 2,000 new prison guards after a vicious battle between rival gangs left at least 46 women dead in a prison near the capital Tegucigalpa.

UPDATE: Details emerge on Honduras prison fight that left more than 40 women inmates dead

Jun 28, 2023

By CNA Staff

The massacre was carried out by women belonging to the “Barrio 18” gang against members of “Mara Salvatrucha” (MS-13). Read more

Relatives of inmates of the Women's Center for Social Adaptation (CEFAS) prison cry outside the detention center after a fire following a brawl between inmates in Tamara, some 25 kilometers from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on June 20, 2023.

Church demands answers after at least 48 die in gang fight in Honduran women’s prison

Jun 26, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

According to local authorities, on June 20 there was a confrontation between rival gangs inside the prison that unleashed a... Read more


Parents in Honduras launch movement to oppose imposition of gender ideology in schools

Jun 6, 2023

By Diego López Marina

Hondura parents launched the “For Our Children” movement to stop the attempt to impose gender ideology in the public school... Read more

Honduran family in front of their adobe house near Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

How immigration is hurting Honduran families — and what CRS is doing to limit it

Apr 6, 2023

By Diego López Marina

One Catholic says migration is not a situation that occurs because someone “really wants it” but mainly “because of the... Read more

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

Pope Francis.

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

Extraordinary Assembly of Synod of the Bishops on the Family 1, Oct. 2014.

A 'gay lobby' at the Vatican? One cardinal says it's real, and Pope Francis is responding

Jan 13, 2016

By CNA Staff

The influential Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga has acknowledged the presence of a “gay lobby” in the Vatican. In a new interview,... 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