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  • Pope wants church to be voice of poor in Amazon, bishop says

    Pope wants church to be voice of poor in Amazon, bishop says

    • Dec 13, 2017

    Pope Francis’s decision to convene a Synod of Bishops dedicated to the Amazon is a sign of his desire for the choice to be a voice for the voiceless living in the region, a Brazilian archbishop said.

  • Peru venerates Lord of Miracles in big procession

    Peru venerates Lord of Miracles in big procession

    • Nov 2, 2017

    The Lord of Miracles – a Peruvian image of a darker-skinned Jesus – is believed to have been painted by an Angolan-born slave. After a devastating earthquake in 1655, the wall with the mural was one of the few parts of the church still intact. Deeming this a miracle, people gave the image an additional name — “The Christ of Earthquakes” — and almost ever since have paid homage to it in citywide processions.

  • Meeting with pope was a ‘sharing among shepherds,’ Cuban bishop says

    Meeting with pope was a ‘sharing among shepherds,’ Cuban bishop says

    • May 6, 2017

    After an informal meeting with Pope Francis for the “ad limina” visits to the Vatican, a Cuban archbishop said that the audience “was a sharing among shepherds; a meeting of bishops.” He also described the different approaches in Cuba by the three latest pontiffs pointing to the pope’s popularity in the country.

  • Does the ‘Populist Pope’ have a beef with populism?

    Does the ‘Populist Pope’ have a beef with populism?

    • Mar 31, 2017

    Pope Francis has not held back his criticism of populism in the past describing it as “evil” and a form of “egotism,” yet the media hails him as the ‘populist pope.’ But the unique approach to the masses adopted by this pontificate cannot be understood without the three P’s: populism, proximity, and the peripheries.

  • South America proves sizzle and sanctity aren’t the same

    South America proves sizzle and sanctity aren’t the same

    • May 21, 2016

    On a recent tour of the Santo Domingo Convent in Lima, Peru, my tour guide summarized the life of Saint Martin de Porres, one of South America’s most notable saints, as a person who spent his life and ministry caring for the poor and the sick of the nation. This

  • Pope praises Jesuit missions in New World for ending hunger, oppression

    • Jul 11, 2015

    ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay — To this day, people debate whether the 18th century Jesuit missions in South America were a great social experiment, or a theocratic reign of terror. The 1986 Hollywood movie “The Mission,” starring Jeremy Irons, represents the former view, while some indigenous critics speak for the latter. On