- Sep 22, 2020
At least one person has died and one Catholic church was destroyed by the latest of a series of earthquakes to rock Puerto Rico.
In the wake of the historic resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, the people of the Caribbean island must continue to maintain their unity to overcome the social ills that led to the crisis, the Puerto Rican bishops’ conference said.
The president of the Puerto Rican bishops’ conference said the actions of Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his administration were the final straw for residents of the U.S. commonwealth who have suffered through years of financial mismanagement, corruption and the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Students use their vacation time to do service projects in Puerto Rico which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017.
The call for missionary discipleship that has been at the heart of the new evangelization in Latin America and the Caribbean left its mark in the final document of the Synod of Bishops, a Puerto Rican bishop said.
The opportunity cost of the current sex abuse scandal can be measured in the U.S. bishops’ silence on two important political fights.