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Argentine Bishop Zanchetta convicted of sexually abusing seminarians

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta. / Diocesis de Orán

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Mar 4, 2022 / 09:14 am (CNA).

Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been found guilty of abusing seminarians in Oran, Salta, northern Argentina, and sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison.

Colombian pro-life leader says court's abortion decriminalization made women more vulnerable

Ultrasound scan of 15 week-old baby / Allo4e4ka/Shutterstock

Medellin, Colombia, Mar 3, 2022 / 10:44 am (CNA).

A local pro-life leader believes that with the recent ruling of the Colombian Constitutional Court decriminalizing abortion up to six months of pregnancy, women will be "more unprotected" and their rights will be “more vulnerable.”

Bishops in South America encourage day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine

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Santiago, Chile, Mar 2, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA).

The bishops of Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia encouraged the faithful to participate in the day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine called by Pope Francis and to be held around the world on Ash Wednesday, March 2.

Across Colombia, half a million march for life after court decriminalizes abortion

A February 2022 pro-life march in Bogota. / Unidos por la Vida

Bogotá, Colombia, Mar 1, 2022 / 15:50 pm (CNA).

Across Colombia, around half a million people marched on Sunday to defend the lives of the unborn, rejecting the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court decriminalizing abortion up to six months of pregnancy.

El Salvador ex-president and others face charges for 1989 murders of Jesuits

A memorial to Father Ignacio Ellacuría and his companions at the site of their killings at the Central American University in San Salvador. / Johan Bergström-Allen/Archbishop Romero Trust via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

San Salvador, El Salvador, Mar 1, 2022 / 10:17 am (CNA).

Former El Salvador president Alfredo Cristiani and a dozen others, including former military officers, now face charges related to the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter at the Central American University in San Salvador, prosecutors announced Friday.

What do abortion laws look like in Latin America? Here's a country-by-country map

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Denver Newsroom, Feb 28, 2022 / 15:35 pm (CNA).

After Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled 5-4 last week to decriminalize abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, abortion advocates hailed the ruling as part of a broader trend of abortion legalization among countries in earth’s most predominantly Catholic continent. 

Polish bishops 'strongly' condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 24, 2022 / 09:05 am (CNA).

The Polish Bishops' Conference is responding to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Conference president and Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki of Poznan, conference president, released the letter Feb. 24 as reports come in of casualties and destruction as a result from the Russian invasion. The letter can be seen below:

Colombian president, bishops condemn court's decriminalization of abortion

Iván Duque Márquez, president of Colombia. / Presidencia de la República de Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia, Feb 23, 2022 / 15:00 pm (CNA).

The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, rejected Tuesday the Constitutional Court’s decision to depenalize abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Bishop Zanchetta pleads not guilty at civil trial for sex abuse in Argentina

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, Bishop Emeritus of Orán. / ACI Prensa

Orán, Argentina, Feb 22, 2022 / 14:34 pm (CNA).

Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, the Bishop Emeritus of Orán, denied Monday all charges of alleged sexual abuse of two former seminarians, during the first hearing of his civil trial.

Colombia's Constitutional Court decriminalizes abortion up to six months

Ultrasound scan of 15 week-old baby / Allo4e4ka/Shutterstock

Bogotá, Colombia, Feb 21, 2022 / 21:08 pm (CNA).

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled 5-4 to decriminalize abortion up to six months, or 24 weeks of pregnancy.