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Argentina - Latest News
Sep 13, 2019 - 12:00 am .- The deans of five Argentine law schools have protested the appointment of a supporter of legalized abortion as Argentina’s Ombudsman for the Rights of Girls, Boys and Adolescents since “it's a clear violation of the federal juridical order.”
Sep 6, 2019 - 03:49 pm .- Catholic bishops in Argentina are calling on the government to declare a food and nutrition emergency in response to heightened inflation and rising poverty rates.
Jun 15, 2019 - 06:01 am .- Two priests accused of sexually abusing minors at a school for deaf children in Argentina will stand trial Aug. 5.
Jun 10, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two seminarians before a court in Argentina.
Jun 5, 2019 - 12:40 am .- The bishops’ conference of Argentina has said it is examining and will respond to a new report of more than 60 allegations of sexual abuse by priests and religious in the country.
May 23, 2019 - 12:32 am .- Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, an OB-GYN in Argentina, was found guilty on Monday of having prevented an abortion, after he decided to save the life of an unborn baby whose mother had taken an abortion pill.
May 17, 2019 - 10:55 am .- Pro-life advocates in Argentina have called for the acquittal of Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, whose trial started May 13 in Rio Negro Province in Argentina for refusing to perform an abortion.
Mar 28, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- March for Life gatherings throughout Argentina on March 23 drew more than 2 million participants advocating legal protections for both women and their unborn children.
Jan 22, 2019 - 08:36 am .- In a statement Tuesday the Vatican again denied having prior knowledge of sexual abuse allegations against Argentine Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta before his December 2017 appointment to a Vatican office.
Jan 20, 2019 - 12:38 pm .- In an exclusive report from the Associated Press, the former vicar to Argentine Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta said that the Vatican had had information about sexual abuse allegations against Zanchetta for several years. This contradicts a Vatican statement made just weeks ago which said Vatican officials had only gained knowledge of sexual abuse allegations against Zanchetta a few months ago.
Jan 4, 2019 - 04:40 pm .- Archbishop Marcelo Daniel Colombo of Mendoza, Argentina has temporarily closed the Christ at Prayer Monastery in the town of Tupungato, after two of the community’s founding monks were arrested on sexual abuse charges.
Jan 4, 2019 - 10:40 am .- Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, an Argentine native appointed to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See in 2017, was accused last autumn of sexual abuse, the Holy See announced Friday.
Sep 10, 2018 - 01:20 pm .- An Argentine investigation into clerical sexual abuse involves a priest previously accused of abuse in Italy, who was the subject of a 2014 letter to Pope Francis from sexual abuse victims concerned about his ongoing ministry.
Sep 2, 2018 - 04:22 am .- A new crisis pregnancy center in Buenos Aires will welcome women facing difficult pregnancies, offering resources, counseling, and medical support.
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:08 am .- Concluding a 16-hour legislative session in the early hours of August 9, the Argentina Senate rejected a bill to legalize first-trimester abortion.
Aug 5, 2018 - 04:23 am .- Shortly before next week’s vote on the abortion bill in the Argentine National Senate, the Tucumán provincial legislature declared the province to be pro-life.
Jun 25, 2018 - 07:15 pm .- The Priest Emergency Service of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Argentina is inviting priests and lay people to join their volunteer team, which offers nighttime pastoral service for the sick.
Jun 17, 2018 - 04:13 pm .- The bishops of Argentina said that this week’s vote in the House of Representatives to legalize abortion shows the shortcomings of both the Church and society in accompanying women and educating people.
Jun 14, 2018 - 03:26 pm .- By a vote of 129 to 125 with one abstention, Argentina's House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would legalize abortion in the first trimester.    
Jun 12, 2018 - 03:11 pm .- As legislators in Argentina prepare to vote tomorrow on a bill that would legalize first-trimester abortions, pro-life groups have been working adamantly to oppose the legislation.