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Guatemala to be declared 'Ibero-American Pro-Life Capital'

President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala speaks during on online event organized by The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2021. / Courtesy of Secretaría de Comunicación Social de la Presidencia de Guatemala

Washington D.C., Dec 16, 2021 / 16:03 pm (CNA).

The Family Matters Association of Guatemala (AFI) welcomed the recent announcement by President Alejandro Giammattei that the country will be declared the “Ibero-American Pro-Life Capital” on March 9, 2022.

New placements announced for seminarians after controversial closure of seminary in Argentina

Seminarians of the San Rafael, Argentina, seminary. / Aci Prensa

San Rafael, Argentina, Dec 16, 2021 / 14:34 pm (CNA).

Protests erupted last year when a highly regarded seminary in Argentina was shut down by the Vatican, with little explanation. Now, the seminaries are being reassigned to other seminaries, though many have left, ACI Prensa has found.

Bishops mourn deaths of two police officers killed in terrorist attack at Colombia airport

Camilo Daza airport in the city of Cúcuta, Venezuela. / EEIM

Cucuta, Colombia, Dec 15, 2021 / 15:34 pm (CNA).

Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoa Cadavid of the Military Ordinariate of Colombia expressed his sorrow and solidarity following the Dec. 14 terrorist attack that took the lives of two police officers at the Camilo Daza airport in the city of Cúcuta, located on the border with Venezuela.

Venezuela bishops: 45 priests and four bishops have died from COVID-19 since start of pandemic

Forty-five priests and four bishops in Venezuela have died from COVID-19 as of December 2021, the Venezuela bishops' conference has reported. / Unsplash

Caracas, Venezuela, Dec 15, 2021 / 13:45 pm (CNA).

The bishops conference of Venezuela has released a report showing the heavy toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on its clergy.

Congressman with alleged terrorism ties backs effort to decriminalize abortion in Peru

Congressman Guillermo Bermejo / ANDINA / Renato Pajuelo and Pexels

Lima, Peru, Dec 14, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA).

A Peruvian congressman who is being investigated for ties to the Shining Path terrorist organization is supporting a new bill to decriminalize abortion in the country.

Nearly 2 million pilgrims visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. / Eduardo Berdejo/CNA.

Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 13, 2021 / 14:54 pm (CNA).

Almost 2 million pilgrims visited the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City between Dec. 1 and her Solemnity on Dec. 12, the Mexico City government reported.

PHOTOS: Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations in a small town in Mexico

A procession in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2021 in a small town in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. / Courtney Mares

Guanajuato, Mexico, Dec 12, 2021 / 15:05 pm (CNA).

For the past 15 days, the town has held rosary processions through the streets each day at 6 a.m. in spiritual preparation for the Marian feast.

How the blind can 'see' Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 11, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

Just inside the entrance to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City is a small area with a bas-relief sculpture of the Virgin Mary on display, designed especially for the blind to encounter Our Lady.

Catholic leaders offer prayers after Mexico truck crash kills at least 54

Mexican national guard officers work in the area where a trucked rolled over after a traffic accident that killed migrants from Central America, Dec. 9, 2021 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. A truck accident leaves at least 49 people dead and dozens injured according to authorities. Most of the victims are believed to be migrants from Central American who were travelling on a truck that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge. / Alfredo Pacheco/Getty Images

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, Dec 10, 2021 / 17:19 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the victims of Thursday’s traffic accident in Mexico’s Chiapas state that caused the death of at least 54 people, and numerous injuries.

What makes the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe so mysterious? EWTN documentary takes a look

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. / null

Denver Newsroom, Dec 10, 2021 / 15:19 pm (CNA).

The most-visited Marian shrine in the world is in Mexico City, and houses what is perhaps the most mysterious Catholic icon in the world: the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.