- Dec 3, 2020
Though civil authorities haven’t yet confirmed that the body found on Saturday belongs to the priest who went missing on Aug. 18, the Archdiocese of Morelia believes it has identified the body and declared his death to be an isolated case after the truck he was traveling in was stolen.
Machismo, new forms of colonialism, widespread poverty, violence and lack of access to resources are among the areas where the Church has struggled to offer a preferential option for the poor, Archbishop Ricardo Tobon Restrepo of Medellin said Aug. 23.
Latin American Church leaders will meet in Medellin Aug. 23-26 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a landmark regional bishops’ meeting that took place in the same city in 1968.
Americans need to pray for peace in Nicaragua as the country faces continuing political tensions, violence and attacks on churches, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.
Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera said that before speaking up to accuse churchmen, victims of clerical sexual abuse should look at the skeletons in their own closets.
Venezuela’s spiraling economic and political crisis has left shelves bare in stores, including supermarkets and pharmacies.