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Bishops of Puerto Rico express their solidarity with Cuban bishops’ 'desire for freedom'

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ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 28, 2021 / 00:00 am (CNA).

The Puerto Rican Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity with the desire of the Cuban bishops “to be heard, for peace, freedom, sincere dialogue and freedom of speech to address the major problems” confronting the island nation.

Colombian court lifts ban of video by influencer Kika affirming traditional marriage

Colombian influencer Erika "Kika" Nieto / Screenshot from ADF International tweet

Mexico City Newsroom, Nov 25, 2021 / 00:00 am (CNA).

The Constitutional Court of Colombia has overturned a lower court’s decision that forced Colombian influencer Erika “Kika” Nieto to take down a video in which she expressed her Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Relic of Saint John Paul II stolen from historic basilica

Blessed Sacrament Basilica in Buenos Aires, Argentina. / Flickr/Luis Alveart (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 22, 2021 / 13:07 pm (CNA).

The rector of the Polish Catholic Mission in Argentina, Father Jorge Jacek Twarog, reported Sunday that the relic of Saint John Paul II, which was kept in Blessed Sacrament Basilica in Buenos Aires, was stolen.

Pro-life Catholic is surprise winner in first round of Chile’s presidential elections

José Antonio Kast. / Official Facebook page.

Denver Newsroom, Nov 22, 2021 / 01:30 am (CNA).

José Antonio Kast is the son of German Catholic immigrants.

100 years ago Jesus protected Our Lady of Guadalupe in a bomb attack

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

Mexico City Newsroom, Nov 20, 2021 / 09:22 am (CNA).

A century ago, in 1921, there was an attack perpetrated against Our Lady of Guadalupe in the old basilica in Mexico City, in which the Marian image was protected by a crucifix that is now known as the "Santo Cristo del Atentado."

Religious freedom advocates ‘appalled’ as State Department removes Nigeria from watch list

The flag of Nigeria on a military uniform. / Bumble Dee/Shutterstock.

Rome Newsroom, Nov 18, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA).

Rights groups have documented thousands of killings of Nigerian Christians.

Meet 3 Servants of God who just advanced toward sainthood

Photo credit: From left to right: Servants of God Charlene Marie Richard, Auguste Robert Pelafigue, and Joseph Ira Dutton / Screenshots taken from USCCB livestream

Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2021 / 15:45 pm (CNA).

Three servants of God are advancing toward sainthood: a 12-year old diagnosed with cancer who offered up her suffering, a man with a special devotion to the Sacred Heart, and a Civil War veteran who joined St. Damian of Molokai in his ministry to lepers.

Cuban bishops back freedom of expression ahead of protests

A protest of Cuba's communist government in Havana, July 11, 2021. / Domitille P/Shutterstock

Havana, Cuba, Nov 12, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA).

The Cuban bishops’ conference on Thursday indicated its support for the right of citizens to express themselves freely, without fear of intimidation and reprisals, shortly before marches protesting the island’s communist government planned for Nov. 15.

Cuban priests urge authorities not to repress planned protests

The Cuban flag. / Steward Cutler via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Havana, Cuba, Nov 11, 2021 / 14:25 pm (CNA).

A group of Cuban priests signed a letter addressed to the Cuban authorities Wednesday urging them not to use violence against marches protesting the island’s communist government planned for Nov. 15.

Pope Francis' upcoming meeting with Indigenous delegation a step toward healing, Canadian bishops say

Memorial 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, Nov 10, 2021 / 11:37 am (CNA).

A delegation to include 25 to 30 representatives from Canada's Indigenous populations and a small number of bishops is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis and other officials at the Vatican Dec. 17-20.