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Ecuador - Latest News
Sep 22, 2020 - 05:00 am .- On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called Sr. Clare Crockett. 
May 17, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pro-life groups in Ecuador say that United Nations aid to combat the coronavirus pandemic should not require access to abortion as a condition for assistance.
Dec 21, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- A group of religious sisters in Santo Domingo, Ecuador has installed the country’s first baby drop-off box, as an alternative to abortion for mothers who find themselves unable to care for their newborns.
Jun 24, 2019 - 09:01 pm .- Tens of thousands took to the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 22 in support of life, marriage, conscience protections, and parental rights.
Jun 14, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The Ecuadorian bishops' conference expressed Thursday their rejection of the recognition of same-sex marriage by the Constitutional Court, and recalled that a marriage is comprised of one man and one woman.
Dec 19, 2018 - 08:07 pm .- The San Luis Gonzaga Catholic shelter in Guayaquil, Ecuador, provides free lodging and care for people with HIV, including children who lost their parents due to the illness.
Aug 2, 2018 - 05:51 pm .- The National Assembly of Ecuador on July 31 unanimously upheld the right of parents to educate their children “in accordance with their principles, beliefs, and educational choices” without interference from the State in issues such as sex education.
Jul 23, 2018 - 11:00 am .- An Ecuadorian priest accused of the sexual abuse and possible torture of minors was dismissed from the clerical state by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Archdiocese of Guayaquil announced Monday.
Apr 17, 2018 - 06:40 pm .- A new documentary film entitled “All or Nothing” tells the story of Sister Clare Crockett, a religious sister who died in the earthquake that took place in 2016 in Ecuador.
Dec 28, 2017 - 12:01 pm .- A Catholic wedding planner has encouraged married women in Ecuador to “put a smile on the face of a poor bride” by donating their wedding dresses this Christmas.
Apr 19, 2016 - 05:31 pm .- Sister Clare Crockett, an Irish religious sister, was among those who died in the massive Ecuador earthquake on Saturday. Her vocation is the story of a woman who left the party life for an “amazing” life in God.
Mar 30, 2016 - 12:31 am .- Under the theme “Love in motion,” more than 25,000 people participated in the ninth annual the Day of the Unborn Child Walk in several cities in Ecuador.
Jul 8, 2015 - 11:14 am .- In his last encounter during his visit to Ecuador, Pope Francis on Wednesday warned priests and religious against career ambitions that lead to 'spiritual Alzheimer’s.'
Jul 8, 2015 - 06:23 am .- Everyone at the Vatican is praying for the fruits of the Pope’s apostolic visit to Latin America, but there is one person with a special insight into the papal trip.  
Jul 8, 2015 - 12:33 am .- Among the members of civil society Pope Francis met with in Quito was an Italian who helped build a banking system to aid the poor in rising from poverty, anticipating in practice what Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ stressed this year.
Jul 7, 2015 - 10:29 am .- In his second homily while visiting Ecuador, Pope Francis spoke on Tuesday of the importance of fostering unity through evangelization, which he said is not done by preaching at people, but rather by being a joyful witness to the Gospel we have received.
Jul 6, 2015 - 12:11 pm .- During a Mass said on Monday, the first full day of his visit to Ecuador, Pope Francis called for prayers that the upcoming Synod on the Family might discern the needs of the family, an institution irreplaceable to society.
Jul 5, 2015 - 05:05 pm .- The world is about to see a new side to Pope Francis and, interestingly, it could be the most intimate look yet at who he really is.
Jun 30, 2015 - 06:25 am .- Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments for Pope Francis’ July 6-7 visit to the country.  
May 8, 2015 - 11:35 am .- After arriving to Ecuador for his 10 day trip to South America, Pope Francis' first stop will be Guayaquil's Sanctuary of Divine Mercy – breaking with his usual custom of meeting the president first.

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