The women seeking justice for vanished loved ones in Veracruz, Mexico, won the Notre Dame award for human rights. University President John I. Jenkins co-celebrated a Mass near the unmarked graves of drug war victims.
Pope Francis has defrocked the Chilean priest at the center of the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his "supreme" authority to stiffen a sentence originally handed down by a Vatican court in 2011.
Several bishops in the biggest country in Latin America have stepped forward in recent weeks to demonstrate their full support of the pontiff.
The U.S. bishops initiated the Encuentro, which means “Encounter,” to better serve the growing Latin American community.