- Feb 25, 2020
With much of Latin America in the throes of social and political unrest, which in most cases has endured for months, the continent’s bishops have turned to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the so-called “Empress of the Americas” and Latin America’s most famous woman, to lend a hand in the effort for peace.
Catholic campaigners at U.N. climate talks welcomed support from Pope Francis and vowed to bring a “firm moral perspective” to intergovernmental negotiations.
As political tensions mount in several countries throughout Latin America and local crises risk spinning out of control, the bishops in the region are trying desperately to get ahead of the game and calm all parties before things boil over.
A conference in Mexico City attempts to find answers to the Church’s sex abuse crisis in Latin America.
Presidents of the 22 Latin American and Caribbean bishops’ conferences have expressed their support for Pope Francis and their commitment to address the region’s challenges through pastoral work.
Archbishop Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference, was elected to head the Latin American bishops’ council, or CELAM, during a May 15 meeting of bishops from 22 Latin American and Caribbean bishops’ conferences.