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Paraguayan police officer reads Bible passage, saves woman from suicide  

Aug 17, 2020

A police officer in Paraguay saved the life of a woman this month by talking to her and reading Scripture... Read more

More than 100 couples get married in Paraguay cathedral

Nov 21, 2017

Over one hundred couples who had been living together but were not yet married celebrated their marriages in the Asuncion... Read more

Children wait for Pope Francis during his visit to Asuncion, Paraguay on July 10, 2015.

How the Pope's Paraguay trip inspired a children's charity

Oct 27, 2017

In the wake of Pope Francis' 2015 trip to Paraguay, a local charity was founded in order to help feed... Read more

Transgender symbol.

Paraguay's government rejects gender ideology

Sep 24, 2017

Paraguay Secretary of Education, Enrique Riera told reporters that the country's constitution recognizes “the traditional family” consisting of “dad, mom,... Read more

The Presidential Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay on July 10, 2015.

Bishops of Paraguay call for peace after riots, fire at Congress building

Apr 5, 2017

The Bishops of Paraguay made an urgent appeal for peace after hundreds of demonstrators set fire to the National Congress... Read more

The Paraguayan teen girls pose in front of St. Peter's Basilica. Photo

Teen girls cancel Disney World trip to see Pope Francis instead

May 21, 2016

Dozens of teen girls in Paraguay had planned to celebrate their 15th birthday – or Quinceañera – at Florida's Disney... Read more

Pope Francis arriving in St. Peter's Square for the Wednesday general audience on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis off-the-cuff to young people: Don't waste your lives

Jul 12, 2015

Pope Francis tossed aside his prepared remarks in a talk to thousands of Paraguay's young people – urging the crowd... Read more

The papal altar at Asuncion’s Ñu Guazú park in Paraguay, July 12, 2015.

Spectacular Paraguay altar destined to be broken down, recycled

Jul 12, 2015

The more than 60,000 corncobs, 20,000 squashes and 150,000 coconuts that adorn the altarpiece in Asuncion’s Ñu Guazú park where... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to representatives of Paraguayan society in Asuncion, July 11, 2015.

Happiness and pleasure are not synonyms, Pope Francis reminds Paraguay's youth

Jul 11, 2015

Meeting Saturday afternoon with representatives of Paraguayan society, Pope Francis addressed young people in particular, telling them they must realize... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on May 20, 2015.

Francis lauds strength of Paraguay women amid nation's bloody history

Jul 10, 2015

Arriving in Paraguay on Friday, Pope Francis recognized the particular contribution of women in the nation’s warn-torn past.      Read more

United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Paraguay archbishop to UN: stop pushing abortion, gay marriage

Feb 26, 2015

Archbishop Edmundo Valenzeula of Asuncion, Paraguay is demanding that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon – who is visiting the... Read more

Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano.

Pope removes Paraguayan bishop from governance of diocese

Sep 25, 2014

Pope Francis on Thursday removed Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano from governance of the Diocese of of Cuidad del Este, in... Read more


Papal delegation suspends ordinations in Paraguay diocese

Jul 29, 2014

An apostolic visitation of Paraguay's Cuidad del Este diocese concluded on Saturday with the visitors suspending a scheduled ordination until... Read more

Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello, archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major, who is to lead the July 21 - 26 apostolic visitation to the Ciudad del Este diocese.

Papal delegation to investigate Paraguayan diocese

Jul 9, 2014

Pope Francis is sending an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, a Paraguayan diocese the vicar general... Read more

Paraguayan pilgrims Fabricio, Jose and Diego at World Youth Day, July 23, 2013.

'I hope the Pope sets our hearts on fire,' says Paraguayan WYD pilgrim

Jul 23, 2013

Fabricio, Jose and Diego, three World Youth Day pilgrims from Paraguay, say their deep desire that Pope Francis will set... Read more