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  • Pope Francis’ love affair with the women of Paraguay

    • Jul 11, 2015

    ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay — Paraguay is the last stop on Pope Francis’ week-long barnstorming tour of Latin America, but in the mind of the pontiff it’s by no means least – especially, perhaps, in terms of his ardor for the country’s women. Indeed, Francis seems to have a love affair going

  • Photos: Pope Francis in Bolivia

    • Jul 10, 2015

    Pope Francis visited Bolivia, where the environment, ministering to the poor and the government’s tense relations with the Catholic Church were high on the agenda. Read more about his trip to Bolivia.    

  • Pope tells inmates in Bolivian jail Palmasola he, too, ‘must do penance’

    • Jul 10, 2015

    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — As the closing act of a jam-packed 44 hours in Bolivia, Pope Francis on Friday visited a notorious detention center called Palmasola, known as one of the world’s most overcrowded and dangerous prisons, leading the inmates in prayer. “You may be asking yourselves: “Who is this

  • Bolivia’s propaganda coup with papal visit may be short-lived

    • Jul 9, 2015

    It was always in the stars that this week’s encounter between Pope Francis and Bolivia’s Evo Morales, more or less the successor to Hugo Chavez as Latin America’s most notorious anti-Western populist, would be interesting. Their get-together Wednesday in La Paz, the Bolivian capital, certainly delivered. Thursday morning I was awakened

  • Quiz: How well do you know the Latin American Church?

    • Jul 8, 2015

    While Pope Francis is touring Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay, it’s a good time to see how much you know about the Catholic Church in Latin America. Can you earn the coveted title of Latin American pope? More quizzes to take: How well do you know the Virgin Mary? How well do

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