- Nov 27, 2020
Officials reported that at least 12 people had died as Tropical Storm Laura lashed Haiti and the Dominican Republic with strong winds and torrential rains, causing widespread flooding in low-lying communities.
Catholic missionaries in Latin America say they have noticed disturbing signs of an increase in child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have detained a Catholic priest as a suspect in the killing of a 16-year-old who previously served as an altar boy in his church. The diocese has suspended the priest as a precaution.
Founded in 1966, the Italian-Latin American International Organization seeks to increase “economic, social, scientific, technological and cultural cooperation” between Latin American countries and Italy. Commemorating the organization’s 50th anniversary, Pope Francis said that to achieve the goal of promoting development and cooperation, the organization must first identify the potential of Latin American countries, who are “rich in history, culture, natural resources” and “good and caring” people.
Venezuela’s opposition warily welcomed on Tuesday the government’s release of four jailed activists, a response to the Vatican’s efforts to avert bloodshed and dampen acrimony in the oil-rich South American country.
A new documentary of a remarkable Haitian priest, Father Joseph Philippe, says that over a long career of mission, he spends part of almost every day arguing with God. “I want him to hurry up!” Philippe said. Otherwise, he added, “he gets an ‘I,’ for incomplete.”