• Hungry Venezuelans turn to church

    Hungry Venezuelans turn to church

    • Jul 25, 2016

    The Maduro government ‘lacks the authority to call for dialogue and peace’ according to the president of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference, as a devastating economic collapse causes people to turn to parishes for help with basic foods.

  • Up and down Latin America, Catholic bishops push dialogue

    Up and down Latin America, Catholic bishops push dialogue

    • Jul 13, 2016

    Against the backdrop of a violent land conflict, a national economic implosion and a bitter fight over public education — all of which have pitted various groups against one another in several nations — Catholic bishops in Latin America are striving to be game-changers by urging dialogue.

  • As Venezuela unravels, Catholic bishops take on Maduro

    As Venezuela unravels, Catholic bishops take on Maduro

    • Jul 2, 2016

    Catholic bishops in Venezuela are demanding that the government of President Nicolas Maduro accept international help in responding to an economic free-fall that’s seen people waiting in line for 16 hours to buy bread and pharmacies with nothing but wet wipes in stock.

  • Surfing a big wave of Catholic news in Latin America

    • May 20, 2016

    ROME— Considering that the Catholic Church is present in almost every country in the world, amounting to one sixth of the planet’s total population, it’s basically impossible to keep track of what’s going on everywhere at any given moment. An unusually major wave of Catholic news, however, has been cresting