- Sep 22, 2020
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley broke ground Nov. 3 for the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in south Oklahoma City.
Cardinal-designate Alvaro Ramazzini Imeri offered prayers for Central American migrants Sept. 29, while celebrating Mass on World Day for Migrants and Refugees in this downtrodden Guatemalan department, epicenter of an ongoing outflow of migrants toward the United States.
Migrants have abandoned rural Guatemala in droves in recent years and currently comprise the largest nationality of detainees on the U.S. southern border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics.
The next president of Guatemala will be Alejandro Giammattei, a former prison system director, who captured 58 percent of the vote after multiple failed attempts at winning public office.
There are immigration success stories with the help of Catholic Charities.
Guatemalan bishops oppose the idea of entering into an agreement with the U.S. government to deem it a “safe third country” for asylum-seekers.