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Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims in Chile

Santiago, Chile, Jan 16, 2018 / 08:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met privately Tuesday with 6 victims of sexual abuse committed by priests in Chile, the papal spokesman has reported. The meeting had not been previously announced as a ...

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Churches attacked in Chile ahead of Pope’s visit

Santiago, Chile, Jan 12, 2018 / 02:42 pm (ACI Prensa).- Just days before Pope Francis’ visit to Chile, three Catholic churches in the capital of Santiago were attacked by unknown assailants. A fourth church – Christ the Poor Man Shrine ...

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How inmates at a Chilean women’s prison are preparing for the Pope

Santiago, Chile, Jan 13, 2018 / 04:00 am (ACI Prensa).- As Pope Francis prepares to visit Chile next week, the inmates at San Joaquin Women’s Penitentiary Center in Santiago are cleaning, decorating, and preparing for what they believe is a ...

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These youth feed 2000 homeless people every night in Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec 26, 2017 / 12:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For many people, a warm meal is a way to come together, celebrate, and spend time with friends and family. For homeless people living on the streets of Montevideo, Uruguay, ...

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Why Pope Francis will visit Chile’s Araucania region

Temuco, Chile, Jan 10, 2018 / 03:03 pm (ACI Prensa).- Pope Francis will spend a day in Temuco, the capital of a Chilean region with a large indigenous population, during his Jan. 15-18 visit to the nation. The city’s bishop ...

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Man builds replica of St Peter’s Basilica with 36,000 toothpicks

Barrancabermeja, Colombia, Dec 26, 2017 / 07:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Statue of Liberty, the Taj Mahal; these are just some of the monuments that a Colombian teacher makes to scale out of toothpicks. His ...

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The perfect Christmas gift: a wedding dress for a poor bride

Quito, Ecuador, Dec 28, 2017 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- A Catholic wedding planner has encouraged married women in Ecuador to “put a smile on the face of a poor bride” by donating their wedding dresses this Christmas. “The goal is ...

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More than 2,500 young missionaries prepare for Pope Francis in Chile

Santiago, Chile, Jan 5, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Less than two weeks before Pope Francis will arrive for a pastoral visit to Chile, more than 2,500 college students were sent on mission to serve the country’s rural Catholic communities. ...

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These nuns offer their blindness for the salvation of the world

Santiago, Chile, Dec 29, 2017 / 09:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ninety years ago, a religious community known as the Sacramentine Sisters of Don Orione was founded to offer something very particular for the salvation of the world: their blindness. They ...

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Why nullity cases always include a defender of the bond

Santiago, Chile, Dec 30, 2017 / 03:04 am (ACI Prensa).- In the process of declaring the nullity of marriage there is a position of  utmost importance which allows the judges to reach the moral certainty required to make their judgement: ...

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