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Fact or fiction? Nine popular myths about Our Lady of Guadalupe

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico. / David Ramos/CNA

Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 10, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

In the 500 years since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared, the image of Our Lady has become the subject of several popular myths and legends, especially in Mexico, where she appeared. 

Salesian women's institute celebrates 100th anniversary of arrival in Cuba

Inauguration of the plaque for the centenary at St. Ann parish in Camaguey, Cuba, Dec. 6, 2021. / Enrique Cabrera

Camagüey, Cuba, Dec 9, 2021 / 16:20 pm (CNA).

The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Institute dedicated a commemorative plaque Dec. 6 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of their Salesian congregation to Cuba.

Chile legalizes same-sex marriage

Same-sex wedding cake. / Sara Valenti/Shutterstock

Santiago, Chile, Dec 9, 2021 / 10:53 am (CNA).

Chile’s National Congress passed Dec. 7 a bill legalizing same-sex marriage that in June received the backing of President Sebastián Piñera.

The US archdiocese with a relic of the original Guadalupe image

Relic of the tilma of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the cathedral chapel in Los Angeles. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 9, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

Millions of pilgrims travel each year to see the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. In one U.S. diocese, however, pilgrims can see a relic of the original image that has been outside Mexico for nearly 80 years.

Canadian Indigenous leaders' trip to Vatican delayed by Omicron variant concerns

Amemorial in Ottawa, Canada, in tribute to 215 indigenous children whose remains were found in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, June 1, 2021. / meandering images/Shutterstock

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 7, 2021 / 15:32 pm (CNA).

The scheduled meeting between Pope Francis and a delegation from Canada has been delayed to 2022, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announced in a joint statement on Tuesday, Dec. 7. 

Report: Pro-life pregnancy centers in Latin America unfairly attacked by Spanish newspaper

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Madrid, Spain, Dec 7, 2021 / 11:50 am (CNA).

Pro-life pregnancy centers in Latin America were unfairly and inaccurately portrayed in a recent article published by a Spanish newspaper, an investigation by ACI Prensa has found.

As three more hostages released in Haiti, Christian group thanks God and asks for more prayers

Rebuilding project in Haiti / Christian Aid Ministries

Denver Newsroom, Dec 6, 2021 / 14:07 pm (CNA).

Three more hostages from an Ohio-based Christian group were released in Haiti, leaving 12 captives of the 400 Mawozo gang. The gang previously kidnapped and released a group of 10 Catholics, including priests and religious.

What would the overturning of Roe mean for Latin America?

A pro-life march in Mexico City, Oct. 3, 2021. / David Ramos/CNA.

Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 2, 2021 / 14:02 pm (CNA).

If the US Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the country in 1973, what impact would it have on Latin America? Pro-life leaders in Latin America spoke to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language sister news agency, about how a ruling reversing Roe v. Wade would impact each of their countries.

Chile legislature defeats bill that would have permitted elective abortion

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Santiago, Chile, Nov 30, 2021 / 16:23 pm (CNA).

The lower house of Chile’s legislature defeated Tuesday a bill that would have legalized elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Bolivian archdiocese condemns feminist violence against those protecting churches 

Red paint is splashed on the cathedral of Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Members of Mujeres Creando. / Graciela Arandia de Hidalgo - Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Nov 29, 2021 / 15:42 pm (CNA).

The Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra has condemned the violence perpetrated outside its cathedral by feminist demonstrators Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.