- Sep 18, 2020
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.
The director of Caritas Colombia has called for dialogue between the country’s new president-elect and former leftist guerrillas to prevent the return of guerrilla warfare.
Vatican officials have denied protecting the founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Peru-based religious movement, who is accused of sexual, physical and psychological abuse of minor and young adult members of the group.
With the help of the Migrant and Refugee Section of the Vatican Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, eight bishops’ conferences in Latin America have joined efforts to assist Venezuelans in transit through or settling in their home countries.