- Dec 10, 2019
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.
Chile’s bishops called for national dialogue and an end to the violence that has wracked the country for the past month.
Hooded protesters looted a Catholic church Friday near the main gathering site for three weeks of mass protests against Chile’s government over inequality.
Chile’s association for interreligious dialogue on Monday published a statement calling for the violence to cease.
A shirtless protest in front of one of the world’s largest cathedrals. A discredited papal representative heading to Portugal from Chile acknowledges failures in responding to allegations of clerical sexual abuse. And as murder rates continue to rise, a Mexican cardinal says that killing cannot be the solution to conflict.
Pope Francis named Spanish Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martin as the new apostolic nuncio to Chile, the Vatican announced.