- May 11, 2021
Faced with a covert warning from the government about interfering in the political arena, the archdiocese of Mexico City released a statement defending its rights to speak out on public issues.
A man revered by millions of Venezuelans as the “doctor of the poor” is one step away from sainthood after being beatified Friday in the South American country’s capital.
In the northern part of Donna, Maria Hernandez lives with her five children in a yellow mobile home. One of its shattered windows is boarded up; an air conditioner, propped up by a wooden pole, hangs from another. Among the items sitting on the ground outside are a broken toilet, a toddler’s car seat, and a mop.
Kidnappers in Haiti have released five priests, two nuns and two other people who had been held for nearly three weeks, Catholic authorities said Friday.
The Ecuadorian bishops’ conference dismissed reports concerning the resignation of the bishop and coadjutor of the Diocese of Riobamba as “falsehoods” and “ideological prejudices.”
Pope Francis says he hopes the beatification of Venezuelan doctor José Gregorio Hernández will be a moment of unity for the troubled country.
With the austerity of a monk, a vocation to seek the good of others and a bright scientific mind, Jose Gregorio Hernández won the affection of those who called him “the doctor of the poor.” He became a religious icon after his death in 1919, and since then millions of Venezuelans have fervently asked that he be universally venerated.
Last Thursday, about 25 families exited a bus near a U.S.-Mexico border bridge near downtown El Paso. They had been flown in from south Texas, where they were apprehended after attempting to enter the country. Now, they faced expulsion into Ciudad Juarez, 800 miles from where they initially crossed.