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For years 'nobody remembered him' says new saint's brother

Sansalvador - What Gaspar Romero remembers most about his brother's funeral was the thump of explosions in a crowded plaza, the rattle of gunfire, the screams of the crowd -- and that in the midst of it all, Archbishop Oscar Romero was buried "in a rush.

Chile archbishop remains silent over abuse cover-up claims

Rancagua - Santiago Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati on Wednesday went before a prosecutor investigating a sex abuse scandal that has roiled the Catholic Church in Chile but declined to answer questions about accusations he was involved in a cover-up.

Catholic Church urges Cubans to reject same-sex marriage

Havana - Cuba's Catholic Church has called on the public to reject a plan to legalize gay marriage in the country's proposed new constitution, describing it as "ideological colonialism" imposed by rich countries.

Prosecutor in Chilean sex abuse scandal targets bishops

Rancagua - The prosecutor in charge of investigating a massive sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile said several bishops could face charges after he questions the Cardinal Archbishop of Santiago, Ricardo Ezzati, for the first time next week.

Hard-hit Venezuelan churches forced to accept plastic for donations

Caracas - Venezuela's collapsing economy has forced churches and priests to get creative in order to keep their coffers full as four years of recession and a projected one million percent inflation rate hit everyone hard.

Another Chilean priest is suspended amid pedophilia inquiry

Santiago - Another Chilean priest has been suspended from his official duties as the archdiocese of Santiago investigates pedophilia allegations against him, in the latest abuse scandal to strike the Chilean church.

Prominent Chilean priest arrested over sex abuse allegations

Santiago - Prominent Chilean Catholic priest Oscar Munoz, who held senior positions in the archdiocese of Santiago, was detained Thursday over allegations that he sexually abused seven children -- the latest pedophilia scandal to grip the country's church.

Pope's envoys in Chile call for justice for sex abuse victims

Santiago - The Vatican's top investigator called Tuesday for justice for child sex abuse victims of Chile's Catholic Church as fresh cases involving pedophile priests came to light.

Chile authorities raid sites linked to church sex abuse

Santiago - Police on Wednesday seized church files in raids in Santiago and Rancagua, as the Catholic Church scrambled to try to put a better face on a sex abuse scandal that has rocked Chile.

Pope's envoys in Chile to 'ask forgiveness' over sex abuse

Santiago - The Vatican's top abuse investigator arrived in Chile on Tuesday, a day after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of three bishops from the scandal-wracked Chilean Church.

Pope's envoys in Chile to 'ask forgiveness' over sex abuse

Santiago - The Vatican's top abuse investigator arrived in Chile on Tuesday, a day after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of three bishops from the scandal-wracked Chilean Church.

Pope's envoys in Chile to 'ask forgiveness' over sex abuse

Santiago - The Vatican's top abuse investigator arrived in Chile on Tuesday, a day after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of three bishops from the scandal-wracked Chilean Church.

Nicaragua talks on hold as student becomes 135th victim of violence

Managua - Gunmen opened fire on a barricade manned by anti-government protesters, killing a student, amid stalled efforts to revive peace negotiations between the government and opposition.

Sexual abuse scandals deepen Chile mistrust in Catholic church

Santiago - Despite a strong Catholic tradition, Chile is witnessing a growing rift between the people and the church, sharpened by a string of sexual abuse scandals that until recently had been ignored by the pope.

Top Vatican abuse investigator has surgery in Chile

Santiago - The Vatican's top abuse investigator, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, had emergency surgery Wednesday shortly after his arrival in Chile to investigate a controversial bishop, the Catholic Church said.
 

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