- Nov 27, 2020
In the latest sign of papal outreach to the transgender community, Pope Francis has written to an old friend in Argentina to say that he is praying for her and the individuals who will move into a new condo complex she built to help transgender women living in poverty.
At 51, Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar is the youngest prelate of El Salvador, and one notably influenced by his country’s Catholic martyrs.
“Faith is the greatest treasure of the poor!” the pope told a group of contemplative nuns in Madagascar Saturday, urging them to proclaim the faith to the poor, to help them strengthen that faith, so that they can live in hope.
Israel’s second largest annual Christian gathering became a vehicle to pray for peace as tensions between Israel and Palestinians living in Gaza intensified.
On the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, marking the anniversary of their monastery, a group of Carmelite nuns prayed for the conversation of the radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS and the healing of a broken world, repeating the name of Mary 1,000 times.
From Mexico to Peru and from Argentina to Venezuela, the past week has been chock full of Catholic drama in Latin America, including debates over gay marriage, a cloistered convent under investigation, and a cardinal taking on a president over shortages of food and medicine.