- May 8, 2021
As the Catholic Church in different countries begins various synodal processes, the conference of Latin American bishops could not stay behind, and has launched its own Ecclesial Assembly.
Pope Francis renewed his appeal to the international community to forgive the debt of poor countries whose financial burdens have worsened due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A trio of elections along South America’s Pacific Coast on April 11 could define how countries are governed, including church-state relationships, after several years of upheaval.
Peru’s Catholic bishops weighed in on the newest issue roiling Peru’s upcoming presidential elections — euthanasia.
Countries in Latin America have had difficulties obtaining vaccines as wealthier nations have secured the lion’s share of doses already produced and those in the pipeline, often far more than they need, and national programs have been criticized for internal inequities.
Didier Jackson had not planned on coming to Peru and, once in the country, did not intend on staying. He and his family, however, got stuck and are now trying to figure out where to go next.
As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across Latin America, the Catholic Church seems to be projecting a “seamless garment” approach to defending all lives, from the unborn to the sick and the migrant.
On Sunday, the Catholic Church in Latin America launched a consultation process that involves not only the hierarchy but also the laity, and Pope Francis reminded those taking part that “an elite illumined by one ideology or another” is not the Church.