- Oct 29, 2020
Church and government officials paid tribute to an aid worker for the Church’s international development agency who died following a road accident in Guatemala.
Sister Alice Zachmann is set to receive an award recognizing her lifetime of working for human rights and peace.
Three years of drought in Central America have destroyed crops of corn and beans, leaving families starving and causing Guatemala to declare a true state of emergency, said Catholic Relief Services officials.
Migrants from across Honduras set out from San Pedro Sula for the border with Guatemala early Jan. 15, hoping to reach the U.S. border amid controversies over fortifying the southern frontier with a wall.
During a trip to Central America in December, Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros visited Guatemala and brought with him relief funds donated by Catholics of the U.S. diocese to help survivors of last June’s volcanic eruption.
Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982.