Uruguay Archives - Crux



  • Youth feed 2000 homeless people every night in Uruguay

    Youth feed 2000 homeless people every night in Uruguay

    • Jul 14, 2017

    Every night, hundreds of young people belonging to church groups walk the streets of Uruguay’s capital giving food to homeless people. Some coming from universities, parishes, and movements in the archdiocese go out to distribute more than 1900 meals to the city’s homeless residents. One participant said, “We try to be there as much as the people want us to be. Sometimes they need to talk for an hour, and we stay there for an hour. Other times, they grab the warm plate and take off.”

  • Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

    Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

    • Jun 30, 2017

    Founded in 1966, the Italian-Latin American International Organization seeks to increase “economic, social, scientific, technological and cultural cooperation” between Latin American countries and Italy. Commemorating the organization’s 50th anniversary, Pope Francis said that to achieve the goal of promoting development and cooperation, the organization must first identify the potential of Latin American countries, who are “rich in history, culture, natural resources” and “good and caring” people.

  • Uruguayan Church hotline unearths dozens of abuse cases

    Uruguayan Church hotline unearths dozens of abuse cases

    • Nov 18, 2016

    Back in April, the Uruguayan bishops set up a dedicated phone-line to allow victims of sex abuse by priests to step forward and make complaints. At their plenary meeting Wednesday, the bishops announced that as a result dozens of cases have come to light.