Latin America

A man carries an image of Blessed Oscar Romero during a March 18 procession in San Salvador, El Salvador, to commemorate the 38th anniversary his murder. Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Romero, who was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
The end of Temporary Protected Status and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs means more than 215,000 Salvadorans are now facing a return to a country in turmoil.
The congregation who run the Providence Asylum nursing home face a heartbreaking dilemma: record demand, but record-low resources.
Members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America proposed that the church hold a Synod of Bishops "on the theme of the woman in the life and mission of the church."
In a letter to Chilean bishops, Pope Francis says he hopes to meet with Chilean sex abuse victims. "I apologize to all those who I have offended," he said. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Gerard O’Connell April 11, 2018
Pope Francis admitted that he had badly misjudged the situation in Chile, or as he put it: “I fell into serious errors in the evaluation and perception of the situation, due especially to the lack of true and balanced information.”
Protesters in San Salvador, El Salvador, demand that lawmakers provide water access to the poor in this July 2017 photo. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
Melissa Vida April 06, 2018
The archbishop of San Salvador says water is “monopolized and contaminated by industries,” and there needs to be a guarantee of access for “the multitudes.”
Photographer David Taylor talks about his work on the U.S.-Mexico border in studio in Tucson, Ariz. (J.D. Long-García)
J.D. Long-García April 06, 2018
In his photography, David Taylor shies away from stereotypes.