Archbishop: There’s a ‘bloodbath’ going on in Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 31, 2017 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When asked by a reporter about the threat of civil war in his country, Archbishop Ubaldo Santana of Maracaibo responded starkly: “there is already a bloodbath of considerable proportions in Venezuela.”“We're talking about 30,000 people murdered a year, and if we don't manage to find peaceful ways to understand each other, that number can increase,” he said in a recent interview.Archbishop Santana, … [Read more...]

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Mexican archbishop: We need to ask emigrants for forgiveness

Morelia, Mexico, Jan 31, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of an archdiocese in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has said the country needs to seek forgiveness for failing to provide for its people who seek a better life in the United States.“We have to ask the migrants for forgiveness because they couldn't find job opportunities or adequate conditions in Mexico for  their families to get ahead,” Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos of Morelia told the weekly … [Read more...]

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Quebec cardinal pledges solidarity, prayer for victims of mosque attack

Quebec City, Canada, Jan 30, 2017 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The deadly mosque attack in Quebec on Sunday prompted massive grief from the city's cardinal, and pledges to support the victims and their families.“Whether we are Christians or not, an act of violence such as that experienced at the Great Mosque of Quebec touches us all,” Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Quebec City said Monday from Rome. “Hatred is the darkest expression of our humanity.”“The … [Read more...]

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The spirited response of Mexico’s bishops to Trump’s border wall

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 27, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Mexico on Thursday reacted to United States' president Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall on the nations' border by urging a more thoughtful response to legitimate security concerns.“We express our pain and rejection over the construction of this wall, and we respectfully invite you to reflect more deeply about the ways security, development, growth in employment, and other measures, … [Read more...]

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A priest’s stunning theory on why Juarez is less dangerous now

Juarez, Mexico, Jan 26, 2017 / 02:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Juarez, located in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, was considered from 2008 to 2010 to be one of the the most dangerous cities in the world, due to drug trafficking violence and the constant struggles for power and territory between the cartels.However, the city of 1.3 million inhabitants dropped off this list thanks to a significant decrease in the number of homicides: from 3,766 in 2010 to 256 in 2015.Although this drop … [Read more...]

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Sodalits agree to pay 2.8 million dollars in reparations to abuse victims

Lima, Peru, Jan 25, 2017 / 02:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae announced Saturday that 66 persons can be considered victims of abuse of mistreatment by members of the community.The superior general of the community, Alessandro Moroni Llabres, also said Jan. 21 that the society has set aside more than $2.8 million in reparations and assistance for victims.Moroni's statement followed the Jan. 16 decision of Peruvian public prosecutor María del Pilar Peralta … [Read more...]

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After school shooting in Mexico, archbishop offers prayers

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 24, 2017 / 03:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a school shooting in Monterrey, Mexico last week, the local archbishop offered his prayers and support.“I have listened with great concern to the news of the difficult events that occurred today at the facilities of your admirable institution,” said Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey in a Jan. 18 message.“I want to express to you my most sincere support, as the father of the Church in … [Read more...]

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