- Apr 13, 2021
Pope Francis told Uruguay’s new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to his native Argentina is still very much on the table.
As Latin America enters the Christmas season, Church leaders are urging reconciliation and solidarity as the region suffers through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A legendary left-wing Latin American politician who was a Catholic, and who once blocked the legalization of abortion, recalled his encounters with two popes shortly before he died Sunday.
After months of praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic from home after a forced shut down of Catholic churches to prevent the spread of the virus, several countries in Latin America are slowly resuming public services.
Public liturgies were suspended throughout most of Latin America in March to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, and ever since there have been campaigns to “bring back the Mass,” and discussions between bishops conferences and governments to see if churches – and other houses of prayer – can be opened.
On Sunday, Uruguay will hold a pre-referendum to determine if the people are interested in a vote to modify the Integral Law for Trans People, approved last year.
An Uruguayan non-profit organization called “Godmothers for Life” has been serving mothers in crisis pregnancies for more than 17 years, working out of a facility at Saint Jerome Chapel in Montevideo.
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.”