Latin America

Oscar Romero to be recognised as saint of Universal Church

Julian Filochowski, chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust, looks ahead to the canonization of the saint from El Salvador, alongside the pope who gave him unconditional support A consistory of cardinals took place here in the Vatican on Saturday during which the canonisation of six new saints was officially announced. Of those six names, the two [...]

Pope urges defence and promotion of Latin American, Caribbean richness and diversity

The mother of God is a figure of the Church from whom we want to learn ‎to be a Church that embraces all the richness and cultural diversity of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, where no one  feels ashamed or small. Pope Francis’ exhortation came in his homily at an evening Mass on to commemorate the feast of Our Lady [...]

Do not lose your joy and your hope

“Even children can be heroes, the youngest, when they are deceived or make mistakes, they get up as heroes and carry on. Keep going, keep going like this! Do not let yourselves be defeated, do not let yourselves be deceived, do not lose your joy, do not lose hope, do not lose your smile”. Pope Francis [...]

Our Lady at the heart of 2017 WYD message

“The Mighty One has done great things for me” Pope Francis in his message for diocesan World Youth Day, which takes place on Palm Sunday, tells young people the Church and society needs their courage, dreams and ideals”. This year's message has a Marian theme “The Mighty One has done great things for me”, taken from [...]

Letter #3, 2017: Trump? Francis Waits

January 22, 2017, Sunday -- On Trump, Francis Waits On the dangers -- and need for -- populist movements Pope Francis has granted another long interview, this time to two Spanish journalists writing for the daily El Pais of Madrid, Spain. The interview was conducted on Friday, January 20, in the Domus Santa Marta, where the [...]

Pope Makes Appeals to Help Ukraine, Ecuador During General Audience

Speaking on Ukraine’s Suffering Population, Reminds Faithful of Initiative This Weekend for Church in Europe to Help Humanitarian Crisis During his weekly General Audience this morning in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis repeated his appeals to help the suffering nations of Ukraine and Ecuador. At the conclusion of the audience, Francis lamented, “Ukraine’s population has been [...]

On the Good Shepherd: "Jesus sees, Jesus has compassion, and Jesus teaches us"

Dear brothers and sisters, I see that you are very brave with this heat in the Square. Good for you! Today's Gospel tells us that the Apostles, after their experience of the mission, are happy but also tired. And Jesus, full of understanding, wants to give them a bit of comfort; he then takes them aside, [...]

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Violence in Latin America and the Role of the Church

Guzman Carriquiry Lecour. Violence has become epidemic in many parts of Latin America. What can be done to stem the bitter tide? The horror and indignation provoked by the disappearance last fall of 43 young students in Mexico — brutally assassinated, according to the declarations of three members of a group of drug traffickers [...]

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People – November 2013

MEETING On September 11 Pope Francis met, in a private audience, Dominican Father GUSTAVO GUTIÉRREZ, one of the founders of liberation theology and author of a book entitled Liberation Theology (1971), regarded as the manifesto of that current of thought within the Catholic Church. Father Gustavo Gutierrez is pictured in 2007 on the campus of [...]

Liberation Theology Interview with Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the most important Dicastery of the Roman Curia, has had a new prefect since July 2, 2012: for the second time in the recent history of the Catholic Church a German theologian, Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the former bishop of Regensburg, a personal friend of Benedict XVI, has been [...]

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