Argentine Catholics marked the 10 years of Pope Francis’ election by celebrating Mass March 12, giving thanks for the papacy of the prelate they previously knew as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires whose pastoral work put a priority on the poor and those on the peripheries.
Pope’s Church Vandalized, Prelates Face Covid and Showdown in Venezuela
Pope Francis’ former cathedral in Argentina was vandalized over the weekend, two Latin American cardinals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 and a bishop in Venezuela has clashed with military forces who blocked humanitarian aid from reaching a severely flooded region.
Papal Trip to Argentina, Uruguay Still on the Table, Pope Francis Tells Ambassador
Pope Francis told Uruguay’s new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to his native Argentina is still very much on the table.
After Maradona’s Death, Pope Francis Opens Up and Talks Sports
After the recent death of his Argentine countryman Diego Maradona, arguably the greatest soccer player of all time but also a man who spent much of his life battling personal demons, Pope Francis has addressed the superstar’s legacy.
Argentina Bishops Condemn Government’s ‘Feverish Obsession’ With Abortion
As the Argentine Senate gears up to vote on a bill to legalize abortion, the bishops released a searing Christmas message saying that this “feverish obsession” from the government to end the country’s protection of the unborn further darkened a bleak national situation.
Argentine Bishops Urge Lawmakers to Reflect Ahead of Abortion Debate
The president of the Argentine bishops’ conference called on lawmakers to “reflect” as they prepare to debate a bill that would legalize abortion in the South American country.
Indigenous Group Refuses to Leave Church-Owned Property in Argentina
A group of indigenous peoples in southern Argentina has illegally occupied land belonging to the Diocese of San Isidro.
Argentine ‘Slum Priest’ and COVID Victim Hailed as ‘Martyr for the Poor’
A “slum priest” in Argentina admired by Pope Francis died Saturday after a three-month battle with the coronavirus, hailed by the movement of which he was a part as a “martyr for the poor.”
Pope Praises Priest Who Pioneered Argentine Form of Liberation Theology
By Inés San Martín ROSARIO, Argentina (Crux) – When a pope has no global leaders visiting him on a regular basis, and no appointments with bishops from around the world doing their regular trek to the Eternal City, what does he do? Well, if you’re Pope Francis, you use the time to dispatch personal notes […]
Argentinian Seminary Closed After Defying Bishop’s ‘Communion on the Hand’ Order
A seminary located in the heart of Argentina’s famous Mendoza wine region was ordered closed by the local bishop following instructions from the Vatican after a revolt over COVID-19 safety measures.