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A demonstrator holds a crucifix during a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua May 15, 2018. (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Dany Díaz Mejía
Human rights in Nicaragua have deteriorated since a political crisis in 2018 pitted the increasingly authoritarian Ortega government against democracy and political reform advocates.
A Mexican soldier patrols outside the Church in Cerocahui, Mexico, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Politics & SocietyNews
From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sources
The bishops’ statement followed the slayings of two Jesuits and a person they were protecting in their parish—a crime attributed to a local crime boss in a part of the country dominated by drug cartels.
Women fill a section of stands at the Fairplex fairgrounds on Feb. 14, 2020, during the third and final day of La Luz del Mundo’s Holy Supper ceremony in Pomona, California. RNS photo by Alejandra Molina
FaithNews
Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
Following the imprisonment of the leader of La Luz Del Mundo, a Christian denomination in Mexico, for sexual abuse, denominational leadership reiterated its support for Naasón Joaquín García.
Volunteers in protective masks giving food to low-income people at a soup kitchen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the Covid-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Agustin Marcarian, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Eduardo Campos Lima
“Slum priests” continue to play an important role in many villas in Buenos Aires, helping these marginalized communities organize for social services and reforms.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J.D. Long-García
Do Americans care about Ukrainians because they recognize them as victims of Vladimir Putin? Do Americans need a “big baddie” to hate before we take action on behalf of the poor and persecuted?
After a 12-hour journey from Belize City, Jesuit Father Sam Wilson begins Palm Sunday Mass with the people of Machakilha, deep in Mayan territory along the Belize border with Guatemala. Screen grab from video taken by Jeremy Zipple, S.J.
FaithDispatches
Jeremy Zipple
The prayer of Father Sam Wilson is that more of his brother Jesuits will answer the call to serve in assignments on the peripheries like southern Belize. “It’s where we should be,” he says.