Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Argentinian Catholics encouraged to renounce faith Comments 0

Monday, August 20th, 2018
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A Collective Apostasy movement in Argentina is encouraging Catholics to renounce their faith. The movement, led by the Argentine Coalition for a Secular State, began a week after an anti-abortion choice Senate vote sent thousands of Argentinians out into the streets to protest. The Church lobbied against the legalised abortion bill. Every year, about 500,000 Read more

Abortion debate Argentina vs. Ireland: what made the difference? Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Early in the morning of Aug. 9, Argentina’s Senate soundly defeated a measure to legalize abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy. (Their current law permits abortion in cases of sexual violence and to protect the mother’s health.) The intense debate—both in the culture at large and in the Senate chamber—often invoked a similar process that Read more

Argentine Senate votes against decriminalising abortion Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The Argentine Senate has voted against a bill to decriminalise abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators voted 38-31 against the bill. In Argentina, abortion is allowed only in cases of rape and in risks to a woman’s health. Thousands of women, most of them poor, are hospitalised each year for complications linked Read more

Over 3.5 million Argentinians protest abortion bill Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Over 3.5 million Argentinians have joined forces in 117 cities to protest against a bill to liberalise the country’s abortion laws. The motto of the rally was “Protect them both,” meaning the mother and the unborn child. Catholics – as well as Evangelicals, atheists and others marched together to make their views known. Most of Read more

Torture victims’ children’s baptism certificates evidence of crimes Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Argentina’s Catholic bishops will hand over more than 100 baptism certificates of babies born to political prisoners in a torture centre during the country’s dictatorship. The bishops say their decision came in light of a “longing of Pope Francis”, who was the former bishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Francis has promised human rights groups Read more

Imprisonment without hope is like torture says Pope Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Imprisonment without offering the prisoners hope in the future is the same as torturing them, says Pope Francis. While he agrees prisoners must pay the price for the crimes they have committed, the punishment can be effective “only when inmates are helped to look toward the future rather than only back at a past lived Read more

Police raid cloistered convent of Discalced Carmelites Comments 1

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Police raided a cloistered convent of Discalced Carmelites after a magazine published testimony from two former nuns, who claimed they were subjected to elements of torture and that the abbess wouldn’t allow them to leave the cloister. After the police raid in the northeastern province of Entre Rios, Argentina in late August, the two nuns Read more

Pope picks Protestant to edit Argentine Catholic paper Comments 0

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Pope Francis has chosen a Protestant theologian to edit an Argentine version of L’Osservatore Romano. Marcelo Figueroa is a personal friend of the Pope’s. Beginning in September, Mr Figueroa will edit an Argentine publication that combines material from the weekly Spanish-language edition of L’Osservatore Romano with local content. The publication is an attempt to ensure that the Pope’s Read more

Petition backs Francis against brutal campaign in Argentina Comments 1

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Priests working in slums in Argentina have issued a petition defending Pope Francis against what they call a “brutal campaign against him”. The priests, together with a lay group, say there are attacks “of every kind” against the Pope, Crux reported. Local media and political leaders have either tried to claim Francis as their own Read more

Pope tricked into seeming to back Falkland Islands campaign Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Pope Francis has been drawn into Argentina’s dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands after a brief incident at a general audience. During the Pope’s audience on August 19, an activist from the “Dialogue for Malvinas” campaign thrust a sign towards Francis’s hands as he passed by. It read: “It’s time for Argentina and Britain Read more