- Sep 29, 2020
In October, the majority of the 50 sisters who live in the monastery, founded by St. Mary of the Incarnation, will head to the borough of Beauport, where a new home for the elderly awaits them.
As Chile’s massive clerical sexual abuse crisis continues to play out, aggressive prosecutors are targeting more than 200 priests and at least 8 bishops.
During 2017, structured violence involving the indigenous populations in Brazil increased, especially when it came to their land, according to a report released Sept. 27 by the Brazilian bishops’ Indigenous Missionary Council.
Pope Francis has removed Fernando Karadima from the priesthood. The Chilean man has long been at the center of the sex abuse crisis rocking the Chilean Church. Karadima had been sentenced to a life of penitence and prayer in 2011, when he was found guilty by the Vatican of abuse.
Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa has called for an end to the deaths in the country occurring during protests against the government of Daniel Ortega after the death of 16-year-old Matt Andrés Romero, who died Sept. 23 during an anti-government demonstration.
Amid the crisis facing the Church in Chile regarding sexual and other forms of abuse, the Archdiocese of Santiago has created the Bishops’ Delegated Commission for Truth and Peace.