- Jan 15, 2021
Guatemala’s bishops urged the country’s president to veto the budget, but also called for calm as some protesters set the country’s Congress on fire.
Two Honduran priests say the church is overwhelmed trying to provide humanitarian relief to victims of Hurricane Iota, barely two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated the region.
Hurricane Iota struck Nicaragua 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta hit the Central American country just two weeks earlier, and early reports were of disastrous situations.
Church leaders in Central America prayed for protection as a second hurricane in less than two weeks stormed toward the already battered region.
Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Eta, which deluged Central America, claimed at least 50 lives and caused widespread flooding and property damage.
Catholic migrant ministries in Guatemala are attending to a caravan that formed in Honduras and is heading northward toward the border with Mexico.