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Pope Francis prays before the Virgin of Chinquinquira in Bogota's Cathedral

Pope Francis prays before the Virgin of Chinquinquira in Bogota's Cathedral

Pope Francis addresses the Conference of Latin American Bishops

07/09/2017 22:00

Pope Francis told the Conference of Latin American Bishops (CELAM) he appreciates their efforts to make their conference a home at the service of communion and the mission of the Church in Latin America

 

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Ruben Salazar, Archbishop of Bogota

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Ruben Salazar, Archbishop of Bogota

Pope urges CELAM to empower youth, laity and women

07/09/2017 19:13

Pope Francis’ eagerly awaited discourse to the leaders of the Latin American Bishops’ Conference (CELAM) provided a rich and colourful canvas of ideas and proposals for an integral response to the many challenges of the continent in this time of change.

 

Pope Francis blesses a statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, in the Vatican Gardens, in 2016

Pope Francis blesses a statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, in the Vatican Gardens, in 2016

Pope decries cancer of corruption in Latin America

10/05/2017 16:14

Corruption is “like a cancer” that consumes the daily life of people across Latin America, Pope Francis has told bishops.

 

Archbishop Oscar Romero. The XXXVI General Assembly of CELAM is taking place on the 100th anniversary of Romero's birth.

Archbishop Oscar Romero. The XXXVI General Assembly of CELAM is taking place on the 100th anniversary of Romero's birth.

General Assembly of CELAM taking place in San Salvador

10/05/2017 14:06

The XXXVI General Assembly of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano, known as CELAM) is taking place this week from 9-12 May.

 

Haitian migrants stranded in Costa Rica wait to enter a makeshift camp at the border with Nicaragua

Haitian migrants stranded in Costa Rica wait to enter a makeshift camp at the border with Nicaragua

CLAMOR: new faith-based network cares for migrants in Latin America

20/04/2017 11:21

In a clear sign of support and in response to Pope Francis’ call to care for and welcome forced migrants, displaced persons, victims of trafficking and refugees, the Latin American bishops are promoting a newa faith-based network for migrants in need.  

 

Logo for the Episcopal Council of Latin America

Logo for the Episcopal Council of Latin America

Episcopal Council of Latin America : from Pius XII to Francis

08/02/2016 14:00

(Vatican Radio) On February 12th  Francis sets off for  Mexico in the footsteps of  two of his predecessors to the See of Peter, Saint John Paul II and Benedict XVI. This Apostolic journey  provides us with an opportunity to glance at how popes past and present have related to Celam.

Pope Francis pats a lamb on the head

Pope Francis pats a lamb on the head

Vatican Weekend for January 30, 2016

29/01/2016 12:15

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for January 30, 2016 features a history of 'Celam',  a  reflection by Monsignor Peter Fleetwood of the Liverpool archdiocese by the title of 'God's Friends' and a guided tour of St.Peter's Basilica with our popular 'Latin Lover', Fr. Reginald Foster.

Pope Francis and the Bishops of Ecuador

Pope Francis and the Bishops of Ecuador

Episcopal Council of Latin America from Pius XII to Francis

07/07/2015 15:50

(Vatican Radio) As we know Pope Francis is the first Pontiff from Latin America and during his pontificate has kept in touch with  representatives of the Episcopal Council of Latin America and the Caribbean, known as CELAM in the footsteps of the popes who came before him.