Posts Tagged ‘Columbia’

The Church in Colombia going bankrupt

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

The Church in Colombia is likely to be bankrupt by August, the Archbishop of Bogota, Luis José Rueda, says. The financial crisis is a direct result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has caused chaos in Colombia’s healthcare system. Rueda says “three months of zero income and 100 per cent of expenses” will cause diocesan Read more

Following Pope’s call, priest gives up Mercedes

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Taking to heart Pope Francis’s call for austerity, a priest in Columbia has decided to sell the white Mercedes Benz E200 convertible his family gave him. Father Hernando Fajid Alvarez Yacub, chaplain of Saint Michael’s Cemetery in Santa Marta, was given the car a year ago as a gesture of gratitude for caring for his Read more

New cardinals show universality of Church

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI sent a clear signal about the universality of the Catholic Church when he created six new cardinals on November 24. For the first time in decades, all of the new cardinals came from countries outside Europe. “I want to highlight in particular the fact that the Church is the Church of all Read more