• Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

    Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

    • Jun 30, 2017

    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.

  • Venezuelan opposition eases temperature at Vatican request

    • Nov 1, 2016

    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.

  • Priest in Haiti with passion for mission tells God to ‘hurry up’

    Priest in Haiti with passion for mission tells God to ‘hurry up’

    • Oct 1, 2016

    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.”