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Bishops of Paraguay call for peace after riots, fire at Congress building

Asunción, Paraguay, Apr 5, 2017 / 07:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishops of Paraguay made an urgent appeal for peace after hundreds of demonstrators set fire to the National Congress building in Asuncion on the night of March 31. In ...

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Venezuelan religious call for autonomy among branches of government

Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 8, 2017 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of religious men and women in Venezuela have expressed their concern over the country’s political crisis and the lack of autonomy of the branches of the federal government. ...

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A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 13, 2017 / 12:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration at a drug rehabilitation home. Bishop Luis Fernandez of ...

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Ecuadorians struck by earthquake plead: ‘Don’t forget us’

Portoviejo, Ecuador, Mar 15, 2017 / 12:50 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Almost one year has passed since a devastating earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016: more than 660 died and many thousands lost their homes and ...

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This priest says Adoration has made Juarez a safer city

Juarez, Mexico, Mar 7, 2017 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Juarez, located in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, was considered from 2008 to 2010 to be one of the the most dangerous cities in the world, due to ...

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Meet the four-legged Franciscan ‘friar’

Cochabamba, Bolivia, Mar 8, 2017 / 11:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The newest member of St. Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is furry and has four legs. His name is Friar Carmelo, but they’ve nicknamed him Friar Bigotón (Spanish for mustache). ...

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Conditions lamented as seven Argentine inmates die in fire

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 9, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The deaths of seven inmates in a fire at a police station in Pergamino, Argentina has brought renewed criticisms of the “inhumane situation” experienced in prisons in the country. ...

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Call for prayers, reform follow deadly fire at Guatemala girls’ shelter

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Mar 10, 2017 / 03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There is mourning in Guatemala after at least 35 girls perished in a fire at a state-run home for youth, which had attracted widespread charges of abusive conditions and ...

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Mexico’s bishops launch ‘the migrant is a gift’ campaign on social media

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 14, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/Europa Press).- The Mexican Bishops have launched a #elmigranteesundon (the migrant is a gift) campaign on social media to show their dissatisfaction with the immigration policy of United States president Donald ...

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After Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti, relief agencies are on the move

Port au Prince, Haiti, Oct 5, 2016 / 03:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage and several deaths in Haiti, and relief workers have already started to evaluate the damage. “Catholic Relief Services teams are out today to ...

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