- Inés San Martín
- Aug 24, 2019
Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a prelate from Pope Francis’s native country whom the pontiff brought to Rome and gave a Vatican job in 2017 and who’s now facing charges of sexually abusing seminarians, is expected to appear in court in the diocese he once led on Thursday.
As part of an effort to resist the legalization of abortion in Pope Francis’s native country, people began wearing a light-blue ribbon or handkerchief as a witness to their support of “both lives,” meaning the mother and the unborn child.
The shrine of Our Lady of Lujan draws more than 5 million pilgrims a year.
Maybe it’s no surprise Pope Francis made an unconventional choice as his de facto mouthpiece back home in Argentina – an Evangelical pastor named Marcelo Figueroa.
On Monday begins the trial against two priests and a layman who worked at a Catholic school for youth with hearing disabilities and who allegedly abused several of their students. On Friday, the local archdiocese released a statement saying that they too want “truth and justice.”
Archbishop Marcelo Colombo of the northern city of Mendoza and vice president of the national bishops’ conference, believes that the Catholic Church can be a “bridge” encouraging dialogue among society’s different spheres.