- Mar 6, 2021
In a candid 2019 interview published Saturday, Pope Francis reveals that he sees himself “dying as pope,” either in active duty or in retirement, and in Rome, because, he said, “I am not going back to Argentina.”
As violence, corruption and vaccine scandals continue to shake Latin America, Catholic bishops are calling for people to avoid being “tempted by hatred,” to urge peace and to avoid the politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Father Franz Jalics, a Hungarian Jesuit who was kidnapped and tortured during the last military dictatorship when the man who today is Pope Francis was the leader of the local Jesuit community, died Feb. 13 at the age of 94.
When Carlos Saul Menem, who ruled Pope Francis’s native Argentina for a decade in the 1990s, died on Sunday, the country lost its only ex-president ever to be welcomed by the pontiff, who’s been generally wary of receiving Argentine rulers after they’ve left office.
As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across Latin America, the Catholic Church seems to be projecting a “seamless garment” approach to defending all lives, from the unborn to the sick and the migrant.
A governor from a northern Argentine province is calling for an investigation into the Catholic Church’s role in Argentina’s “dirty war” after several priests accused him of human rights abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Argentina’s new abortion law goes into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups.
Pope Francis told Uruguay’s new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to his native Argentina is still very much on the table.