- Jul 12, 2020
Bishops in El Salvador have defended the country’s cardinal after he was attacked in social media over his comments about the government. Meanwhile, the president of Chile attended the funeral of his late uncle, a bishop who was under investigation for sexually abusing a minor and a bishop in Nicaragua warned about the persecution of the Church.
Public liturgies were suspended throughout most of Latin America in March to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, and ever since there have been campaigns to “bring back the Mass,” and discussions between bishops conferences and governments to see if churches – and other houses of prayer – can be opened.
There have been varying responses to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Latin America.
ROME – Pope Francis is sending two top aides to Mexico to help the local bishops address the clerical abuse crisis in Mexico. The pontiff tapped Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Spaniard Father Jordi Bertomeu, the same duo he had sent to Chile in 2018 in the aftermath of the
Several Latin American countries continue to grapple with the ripple effects of social revolts and violence, leading the local bishops to speak up, and even form unusual alliances.
Living with acute poverty, inequality and the aftermath of what is arguably the Catholic Church’s worst clerical sexual abuse crisis, Chilean Bishop Tomislav Francisco Koljatic Maroevic is seeking what for some might seem like a basic: Management training.