- Jan 19, 2020
Christmas is a season of celebration. Yet in Latin America, many Christmas messages from the bishops have turned into a cry for freedom and political stability, and a call to help the poor.
With much of Latin America in the throes of social and political unrest, which in most cases has endured for months, the continent’s bishops have turned to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the so-called “Empress of the Americas” and Latin America’s most famous woman, to lend a hand in the effort for peace.
As political tensions mount in several countries throughout Latin America and local crises risk spinning out of control, the bishops in the region are trying desperately to get ahead of the game and calm all parties before things boil over.
A children’s rights group is warning that a “Third Wave” of clerical sex abuse scandals is hitting Latin America, with revelations showing how the Catholic Church has continued to try and hide the extent of the crisis.
This is part two of an interview with Jesuit Father Hans Zollner.