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Haiti: kidnapping of priest is ‘outrageous’
Faced with this “painful and outrageous” event, the provincial of the Clerics of Saint Viator uses terms such as “violence” and “anarchy” to describe the “dark hour” the country is experiencing.
Support a Youth and Vocations Apostolate Program in Bolivia
Life is hard in the Apostolic Prelature of Corocoro, located high up in the Bolivian Andes. People live in widely scattered, often small settlements. Only …
Chile sees another arson attack on a church
The attackers left pamphlets and a banner claiming the attack and warning about future violent actions. “Every bullet you fire will be returned. Temucuicui resists.”
Nicaragua’s ‘Way of the Cross’
“Demonstrations of popular piety such as the Way of Cross or processions have been forbidden and can no longer go from parishes out into the streets, as has always happened before.”
A bishop in Nicaragua is sentenced to 26 years behind bars
According to information from local news sources, the government has now taken to arresting and reprimanding priests who mention bishop Rolando Álvarez in their sermons, which they describe as “forbidden activity.”
Cuba: papal envoy highlights Church’s work with the sick, elderly and poor
Precisely because he was a first-hand witness to that trip, Pope Francis asked that he represent him at the commemoration, which gathered faithful from all the country’s dioceses. The trip gave Cardinal Stella the opportunity to see how important the Church’s work is with the neediest in society.
Cuba celebrates anniversary of John Paul II’s visit amid social and economic crisis
“The witness of a man tested by pain and illness” marked a ‘before’ and an ‘after’ for Cuban Catholics.
Amazonian indigenous community can now read the Bible in its own language
“We all like to hear, read, and meditate on the Word of God in our own language, in our own cultural and historical context,”
Repairs to a Boat for Pastoral Work in Brazil
The Diocese of Humaità in the Amazon region of Brazil has its own river boat, equipped for pastoral work in many riverside communities, which, in …
Haiti: chaos reigns as churches come under attack
“They set fire to the cathedral and tried to kill the firefighters who arrived to put out the flames. Afterwards they tried to destroy the walls of the cathedral with a truck.”