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News from the Pews

November 2013 Archives

Violence in Veracruz- Two Catholic Priests Found Slain

Violence in Veracruz- Two Catholic Priests Found Slain

Two Catholic priests were found slain in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, a crime whose motive remains unclear even though four suspects have already been arrested, authorities said. The bodies were found in Ixhuatlan de Madero, a town in the northern part of Veracruz, the Diocese of Tuxpan said in a statement. continue reading »

Freak Accident at “La Chinta” Religious Festival in Venezuela Kills 2, Scores Injured

Freak Accident at “La Chinta” Religious Festival in Venezuela Kills 2, Scores Injured

At least two people died and some 50 were injured in the collapse of one of the sound towers being used for a nighttime religious concert in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Vandals Targeting Churches in Argentina

Vandals Targeting Churches in Argentina

Another two churches were vandalized over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and defacement in houses of worship in less than two months, authorities told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Meets with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla

Pope Francis Meets with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla

This morning Pope Francis received Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla in a private audience. continue reading »