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Married priests and female deacons? What the Pope’s politics look like from Latin America

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Monza Park in Milan, Italy, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi – RTX32OEJ Priests are Catholicism’s greatest figures: shepherds who manage the relationship with the divine. But their numbers have been dwindling worldwide since the 1930s. In Argentina, the Church lost...

Vatican Backs Venezuelan Catholic Church’s Resistance to Maduro Regime

Venezuela’s Catholic Church has taken a strong stance against Maduro’s administration. (Efecto Cocuyo)TODAY VENEZUELA – The Vatican reportedly supports the Venezuelan Catholic Church in its request to parishioners to “rebel in a peaceful and democratic way against the Chavez dictatorship” led by President Nicolas...

Catholic Church Weddings Losing Ground in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In 2013, 27% of the marriages in Costa Rica were in a Catholic church, while in 2000 the number was 43%. In real numbers, the drop went from 10,500 Church weddings in 2000 to just a little over 7,000 thirteen years later. Meanwhile, civil...