Argentinian archbishop stresses opposition to drug legalization

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 8, 2013 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, has reiterated the Church’s opposition to the legalization of drugs in the country.In statements to the newspaper El Litoral on Feb. 7, the archbishop said that legalization “would only create the impression that drugs don’t cause any harm.”His comments came in response to statements by the governor of Santa Fe, … [Read more...]

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European People’s Party demands Cuba respect basic freedoms

Havana, Cuba, Feb 6, 2013 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- A major European political party has approved a series of resolutions calling on Cuba to end violations of basic rights such as conscience and political expression.The Christian Liberation Movement, a peaceful dissident group in Cuba, explained during its recent general assembly that the European People’s Party has issued a strong call to the Cuban regime to respect freedom of expression and association. The party also demanded the … [Read more...]

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Colombian priest killed in continuing trend of violence

Bogotá, Colombia, Feb 5, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A cardinal in Colombia is mourning the recent murder of a local priest, which brings the clergy death toll in the country to 83 since 1984.“Every murder is offensive, but the murder of a man who has dedicated his life to Christ and to the service of others causes special concern,” said Cardinal Ruben Salazar of Bogota, reacting to the murder.Father Luis Alfredo Suarez Salazar was killed on Feb. 2 by two unknown … [Read more...]

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Peruvian cardinal calls for action to protect life

Lima, Peru, Feb 5, 2013 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Peruvian cardinal is asking the faithful to participate in the March for Life in Lima on March 23 to show their unwavering support for the dignity of all human life.“The time has come to demonstrate with action and on the streets,” said Cardinal Juan Luis Ciprian of Lima.The lives of the unborn are “in danger from very powerful forces that have a lot of money,” he warned.Those pushing for abortion have lost … [Read more...]

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World’s largest Marian statue unveiled in Bolivia

La Paz, Bolivia, Feb 4, 2013 / 12:09 pm (CNA).- The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a Feb. 1 ceremony in the city of Oruro, Bolivia.Rolando Rocha, the lead sculptor for the project, told reporters that more than simply “a work of engineering and art,” the monument “is an act of faith that strengthens our traditions.”Towering at 149 feet, the statue is located on a 12,000-foot mountain south of La … [Read more...]

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Doctor says Colombian coverage of abortion drug harms women

Bogotá, Colombia, Jan 31, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An official leading the Colombian bishops’ pro-life efforts expressed regret over a recent decision to continue covering a drug used to induce early abortions in the nation’s health care plan.On Jan. 23, the Colombian press reported on the decision by government officials to continue providing coverage for the drug, Misoprostol. Leaders of the Catholic Church and other religious bodies have criticized the decision.Dr. … [Read more...]

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Child malnutrition offends human dignity, warn Guatemalan bishops

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Jan 30, 2013 / 12:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala called on authorities to address the stark hunger and malnutrition facing thousands of children and rural workers in the country.The current food crisis, affecting thousands of Guatemalans, “constitutes an affront to the dignity of all those who are suffering from it,” the bishops said.“This crisis, in the words of Pope Benedict XVI, ‘is more serious than … [Read more...]

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