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Abuse survivors request meeting with Francis in Panama over Costa Rica archbishop

(NCR) Rome — Pope Francis began 2018 with a trip to a Latin American country where the focus was on his response to clergy sexual abuse. It appears 2019 will start in a similar way. Two abuse survivors are asking the Pontiff to meet with...

19,000 Pilgrims Will Leave Costa Rica To Meet the Pope Francis in Panama

To meet Pope Francis, some 19,000 pilgrims will leave Costa Rica, crossing the border into Panama during XXXIV World Youth Day being held between January 22 and 27. The event is a gather of young people from all over the world with Pontiff, in a...

Argentine Bishop’s New Law Orders Priests: ‘Hands Off Children’

Priests in Argentina are now banned from touching children under new guidelines intended to help curb pedophilia in the Catholic church, but relatives of survivors say the move doesn't go far enough. New ecclesiastical legislation from Archbishop of Parana Juan Alberto Puiggari, in the province...

Pope Francis Arrives in Chile Amid Abuse Controversy and Terrorist Threats

Pope Francis arrived to Santiago de Chile on Monday, January 15 for a three day visit, and will have to face tensions over attacks on churches, threats against him and protests over accusations of abuses by the Catholic Church. At least six churches have been...

Colombians give Pope Francis rapturous welcome

Francis arrived in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, on Wednesday. He was met off the Alitalia plane by President Juan Manuel Santos and his wife María Clemencia Rodríguez. who introduced him to a group of children. BOGOTA — At the start of his first full day...

FARC Officially Becomes A Political Party On Sept. 1

Colombia’s FARC rebels will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating the former guerillas into civilian life as part of a historic peace deal. “We will publicly launch the party on September 1 in the Plaza de Bolivar,”...

Pope Appeals For “Peaceful and Democratic Dolution” in Venezuela

Pope Francis addressing pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed for peace and reconciliation in Venezuela on Sunday. Addressing pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square to pray the traditional noonday Angelus with him on Sunday, the Holy Father...

The Pope knows

Pope Francis knows. He knows about each of the around 70 Venezuelans that have been killed during protests, the hunger and the devastating humanitarian crisis that Venezuela suffers through. He knows because he was informed today in detail by the leadership of the Venezuelan...

Pope Francis: In Costa Rica Is “The Best Coffee In The World”

Q COSTA RICA - While being greeted by crowds of hundreds of thousands as he made saints of two shepherd children in the Fatima shrine complex in Portugal, some shouted out Costa Rica, as he greeted people Pope Francis simply said to the Radio...

Maduro Requested Political Asylum In Panama

The former ambassador of Panama to the OAS, Guillermo ‘Willy’ Cochez said the meeting between Nicolas Maduro and Pope Francis was not to agree on dialogue with the opposition, but to negotiate his ouster from power and Venezuela (Photo El Telegrafo)(Today Venezuela) A report...

Costa Rica On The Verge On Murdering Judges and Prosecutors, Fears Attorney General

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is "on the verge" that its prosecutors and judges are killed by organized crime, as is the case in neighbouring countries in Central America and Mexico, said the Attorney General, Jorge Chavarria, on Wednesday on the Nuestra Voz radio program. The...

Costa Rica President Solis Keeps Pope Francis Waiting

QCOSTARICA - Pope Francis got on Friday first hand experience of "tico time" from none other than President Luis Guillermo Solis,  arriving 20 minutes late for his scheduled meeting at the Vatican. Solis blamed his tardiness on a "misunderstanding between the Vatican and the Costa...

Pope Francis’ Appeal for Cuban Migrants Stranded in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed for Cuban migrants on Sunday, who are often victims of human traffickers, and find themselves at present stranded on the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. He called on the countries of Central America to help the roughly...

Nicaragua’s Presidet Ortega Wants To Meet Pope Francis

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The apostolic nuncio, the Vatican ambassador in Nicaragua, has confirmed that President Daniel Ortega has requested a meeting with Papa Francisco (Pope Francis), in Rome. "The intention of visiting the pope has been expressed to me by President Daniel Ortega," said the press...

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