- Apr 7, 2020
The soup kitchen at Father Nicolas Angelotti’s parish in the rough outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was feeding 1,500 residents daily in recent months, with demand driven by a weak economy and unemployment. But the demand more than doubled to 4,000 people per day after a coronavirus quarantine was imposed March 20
In the slums of Buenos Aires, the parish continues to be the place where people not only receive the sacraments, but also where they look for help.
Analysis of fragments of a Eucharistic host that had turned into a blood-like liquid in 1992 found the substance belonged to a heart muscle called the myocardium – more specifically, the left ventricle that pumps oxygenated blood from the lungs to the body.
Slum priests in Argentina worry that Pope Francis is being used by politicians in a run-up to a presidential election in the country.
In a letter to Pope Francis, Argentina’s bishops asked: “What is the Lord telling us through these grave contradictions and the continuous attack on the pope and the Church, trying to obscure the content of your magisterium?”
Here are some key points from a church counter-inquiry into the legal case against a famous Argentine priest accused of sexual abuse.