Tag Archives: South America

A fitting tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016 To celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe today, Ignatius Press has brought out an illustrated book, Guadalupe Mysteries, by Grzegorz Gorny and Janusz Rosikon, which is a feast both for the eyes and the mind. The “mysteries” refer to the extraordinary image, imprinted on

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Archbishop laments Christian persecution, Colombia, murder, South America, Violence‘absolute disregard for life’ as man is shot dead during Mass

Colombian Archbishop Mejia was celebrating the Mass where the fatal shooting occurred A man has been killed as he attended a Mass in Colombia on Tuesday evening. The parishioner – Fernando Padilla, 35 – was shot by a gunman as he attended a packed Mass at Santa Cecilia church in the town of Cali. Padilla

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Catholicism’s incredible growth story

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Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising In many parts of the world, it’s difficult to feel optimistic about the future of the Catholic Church. Some years ago, the American Physical Society heard an alarming paper that predicted the countries

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Ex-soldier who killed Guatemalan bishop dies in prison riot

A former army officer serving a prison sentence for the 1998 killing of a Catholic bishop died in a jail riot on Monday that killed a dozen inmates and a female visitor, Guatemalan authorities said. Byron Lima was convicted of the murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi, who was an outspoken critic of military abuses

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ interview with Portuguese radio station

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In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth unemployment and how often the he goes to confession. Aired for the first time Sept. 14, the interview was conducted by Vatican journalist Aura Miguel with Portugal-based Radio Renascença (Renaissance) Sept. 8.

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