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Lynching in Guatemala Condemned by Catholic Church

Lynching in Guatemala Condemned by Catholic Church

In Latin America news, the Catholic church of Guatemala has condemned the lynchings in the country, specifically in Puerto Barrios where two thieves were killed continue reading »

Illinois Bishops Welcome Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented in State

Illinois Bishops Welcome Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented in State

The Catholic Conference of Illinois has welcomed the legislative passage of a measure permitting immigrants who are not present in the United States legally to apply for temporary driver’s licenses. continue reading »

Pope Honors Immigrants as “Bearers of Faith and Hope”

Pope Honors Immigrants as “Bearers of Faith and Hope”

After praying the Angelus, the Pope recalled that today marks the World Day of Migrants and Refugees and, in his annual message for the occasion, compared immigration to "a pilgrimage of faith and hope". continue reading »

27-Year-Old Priest Remains Missing in Michoacán, Mexico

27-Year-Old Priest Remains Missing in Michoacán, Mexico

The Mexican diocese of Zamora, Michoacån sent to Fides Agency an appeal to pray for Father Santiago, who has been missing since December 27, 2012. continue reading »

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: First Latino Leader to Give Keynote at Dr. King Commemorative Service

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: First Latino Leader to Give Keynote at Dr. King Commemorative Service

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance Annual Commemorative Service, a major event during the King Week celebration, scheduled for Monday, January 21, will feature keynote speaker the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, continue reading »

Three Kings Represent the Search for God, Says Pope

Three Kings Represent the Search for God, Says Pope

Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that the Three Kings symbolize the search throughout history for God. continue reading »

Pope’s Christmas Message:  Let Us Not Lose Hope for Peace

Pope’s Christmas Message:  Let Us Not Lose Hope for Peace

Pope Benedict XVI urged people in his Christmas Message on Tuesday to not lose hope that there will be peace in the world, saying that the birth of Christ "is a flowering of new life for all humanity." continue reading »

Pope Benedict to Celebrate Midnight Mass for the Millions of Faithful Around the World

Pope Benedict to Celebrate Midnight Mass for the Millions of Faithful Around the World

Pope Benedict XVI will begin the traditional celebration of Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at 10:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday in St. Peter's Basilica. continue reading »

Thousands Welcome Latin Patriarch, Fouad Twal to Bethlehem

Thousands Welcome Latin Patriarch, Fouad Twal to Bethlehem

Thousands of Christians native to Palestine and from around the world greeted the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, on Monday in Bethlehem's Manger Square, hours before he would officiate the Mass of the Rooster in the Church of the Nativity as Christmas Day began. continue reading »

Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe Welcomes 5.8 Million Feast Day

Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe Welcomes 5.8 Million Feast Day

Around 5.8 million Christian faithful on Wednesday visited the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Mexican capital with the aim of celebrating the 481st anniversary of the Virgin Mary's last appearance before Indian peasant Juan Diego, who was canonized in 2002. continue reading »