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El Salvador cardinal says Facebook account posting Romero rumors is not his

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San Salvador, El Salvador, Aug 14, 2017 / 04:13 pm (CNA).- A cardinal from El Salvador says that a Facebook account attributed to him is fake, and that he did not post about Pope Francis’ intent to travel to El Salvador for the potential canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero. “This is Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez […]

Mexico City archdiocese counters allegations of sex abuse cover up

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Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 14, 2017 / 02:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Mexico has countered claims made by two former priests that Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera covered up the actions of pedophile priests, calling the allegations an “orchestrated farce.” The communications office of the Mexico City archdiocese reported that Cardinal Rivera had spoken […]

Mexico is the most violent Latin American country for priests

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Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 11, 2017 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For the ninth year in a row, Mexico is the most violent country in Latin America for priests, said a report from the Catholic Multimedia Center. The report covers 2012 to 2017, which aligns with the presidency of current Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. […]

Dominican Republic priest arrested on suspicion of killing teen

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Aug 10, 2017 / 03:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The National Police of the Dominican Republic have arrested a priest on suspicion of killing a teenager, who was allegedly sexually abused by the cleric while serving as an altar boy. Fernely Carrión had been missing since Aug. 4, after a taxi driver […]

Cardinal calls eviction of Venezuela’s legislature ‘unacceptable’

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Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 10, 2017 / 10:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas expressed Tuesday his “astonishment and rejection” of a series of measures that violate the “will of the sovereign people” in Venezuela. In an Aug. 8 statement, the cardinal denounced the eviction of the country’s legislature, the National Assembly, from […]

Brazilian archbishop robbed at his residence

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Maceio, Brazil, Aug 10, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While preparing to travel to Mass on Saturday morning, Archbishop Antonio Muniz Fernandes of Maceio was robbed at gun point, along with a deacon and a caretaker at his residence. “I was targeted by a gun, but the assailants didn’t physically assault anyone. They took […]

Venezuelan bishop confirms fraudulence of national elections

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Barinas, Venezuela, Aug 8, 2017 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The crisis in Venezuela continues to deepen following elections for a Constituent Assembly promoted by President Nicolás Maduro. In its wake, the bishops of the country, supported by the Vatican, have continued to speak out against potential fraud in the elections and to demand an […]

Chile’s bishops lament lifting of abortion ban

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Santiago, Chile, Aug 4, 2017 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Late Wednesday, Chilean lawmakers approved legislation that would allow for abortions under certain circumstances, ending the country’s longstanding wholesale ban on the practice. The new law would permit abortion in the cases of rape, endangerment of a mother’s life, or in cases when the fetus […]

Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral dies in hospital

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Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 3, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father José Miguel Machorro, who was stabbed in the neck and torso mid-May at the conclusion of Mass at the cathedral of Mexico City, died while at hospital on Thursday. “May the God of life already have him in his presence and may Our […]

Canadian robot spider on cathedral spawns Twitter fame

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Ottawa, Canada, Aug 3, 2017 / 03:12 pm (CNA).- On July 27, an enormous spider was seen descending from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario. But rather than the stuff of horror movies, the robotic spider was part of an event for the French street theater company La Machine, which was opening their Canadian […]