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Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalvo  who was shot by Marxist guerrillas in 1989

Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalvo who was shot by Marxist guerrillas in 1989

Pope to beatify a bishop and a priest in Colombia

11/07/2017 15:00

Pope Francis will beatify two martyred Colombian clerics when he travels to visit their South American nation in September.  Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve of Arauca and Father Pedro Ramirez Ramos will be beatified on September 8th during a Mass in the city of Villavicencio.  

A woman carries a box with aid for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa

A woman carries a box with aid for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa

Colombia Church provides concrete aid to flood-stricken Mocoa

19/04/2017 15:36

Ten tones of humanitarian aid have, in the past few days, been handed over to the flood-stricken population of Mocoa, in Colombia’s southern Putumayo region thanks to a special collection set up by the Colombian Catholic Church and the local Caritas office.

 

Soldiers evacuating victims from the landslide-hit town of Mocoa in Colombia

Soldiers evacuating victims from the landslide-hit town of Mocoa in Colombia

Deaths in Colombia's mudslide tragedy likely to exceed 300

02/04/2017 19:14

Pope Francis is praying for the victims of Colombia`s mudslide tragedy,  grieving relatives and also for those involved in the ongoing rescue operation. The eventual death toll is likely to exceed 300, with more than 400 injured.

Pope Francis after Mass in Piazza Martiri Square in Carpi

Pope Francis after Mass in Piazza Martiri Square in Carpi

Pope appeals for Colombia, DRC, Venezuela and Paraguay

02/04/2017 13:19

Pope Francis has expressed deep pain for the tragedy that has struck the city of Mocoa in Colombia where a gigantic landslide has killed overt 250 people and left scores missing. The Pope's words came after the Angelus prayer during his visit to the Italian town of Carpi.

Sr. Cecilia Narvaez Argoti, a Franciscan nun from Colombia, who was seized by armed men in the village of Karangasso, Mali,

Sr. Cecilia Narvaez Argoti, a Franciscan nun from Colombia, who was seized by armed men in the village of Karangasso, Mali,

Search for kidnapped Colombian Catholic nun

13/02/2017 15:32

Search continues for Colombian Catholic nun kidnapped in southern Mali