Priest relocated over threats from drug lords in Argentina

A diocese in Argentina has decided to transfer a priest after a series of threats he’s received for protesting the death of a man who had been killed by a drug cartel. The Diocese of Merlo-Moreno in Argentina relocated Father Eduardo Farrell, who has been  serving for nine years as pastor of Sacred Heart Church… Continue reading Priest relocated over threats from drug lords in Argentina

Cardinal who stopped 1978 war reflects tireless Vatican diplomacy

Although largely forgotten today, Italian Cardinal Antonio Samoré played a key role in notching one of the Vatican’s signature diplomatic victories by preventing a war between Chile and Argentina in 1978. His legacy illustrates the key role that Vatican diplomacy has often played on the global stage.   Pope Francis’s diplomatic efforts are often hailed… Continue reading Cardinal who stopped 1978 war reflects tireless Vatican diplomacy

Image of Jesus Christ mysteriously appears in center of Argentinian town

An image of Christ appeared in General Las Heras, in the eastern province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The locals believe the image has a “holy power,” and that the apparition is a “blessing.” Pablo Jose Fredes took several pictures of Christ, which he posted to the internet, drawing the attention of millions. “This is a… Continue reading Image of Jesus Christ mysteriously appears in center of Argentinian town

A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina – and it's a big deal

What began with glowing rosaries and the rediscovery of a statue of the Virgin Mary in Argentina has now been approved by the local bishop as a series of apparitions that are “of supernational origin” and worthy of belief. And the designation is deeply significant, recognizing the messages of Our Lady of the Rosary of… Continue reading A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina – and it's a big deal

Pope Francis welcomes Germany’s football team to Vatican

The meeting comes two years after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup final The German national football team presented Pope Francis with a shirt during an audience inside the Apostolic Palace on Monday, two years after it defeated Argentina in the World Cup final. As he gave the Argentine pope a shirt signed by… Continue reading Pope Francis welcomes Germany’s football team to Vatican

Vatican and Church in Argentina to open ‘dirty war’ archives

The decision to make the archives available was taken at the express direction of Pope Francis The Vatican and Argentina’s bishops have finished cataloguing their archives from the country’s “dirty war” and will soon make them available to victims and their relatives who have long accused the Church of complicity with the military dictatorship. A joint statement on… Continue reading Vatican and Church in Argentina to open ‘dirty war’ archives

Ignore the misleading headlines: the remarried cannot ‘now receive Communion’

The Church’s teaching has been consistent from the early Church to modern Popes. Last week’s events didn’t change it Benedict XVI once spoke about the two versions of the Second Vatican Council. There was the “Council of the Fathers” – what Vatican II’s documents taught; but there was also the “Council of the media”, Vatican… Continue reading Ignore the misleading headlines: the remarried cannot ‘now receive Communion’