- Jan 18, 2020
If Colombians truly seek peace, they must give up vengeance and seek reconciliation by forgiving themselves and one another, said a priest who is devoting his life to such a mission.
A year after Pope Francis urged Colombians to build unity and a nation for all after more than half a century of conflict, the country’s Catholic Church continues to play a key role in the quest for reconciliation.
Catholic Church leaders are urging the Colombian government to protect community leaders who are being targeted by hired assassins.
Catholic and other Christian and non-Christian religious groups launched an effort Aug. 16 to combat violence, especially sexual violence, against children in Peru.
Representatives of the Brazilian bishops’ conference argued in front of the country’s Supreme Court against the decriminalization of abortion.
Borders pose a challenge for the Catholic Church in the Amazon basin, a region Pope Francis highlighted during his trip to Peru and the subject of a synod to be held in the Vatican in October 2019.