Vatican expels Costa Rican priest from Catholic Church for alleged abuses
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Vatican expels Costa Rican priest from Catholic Church for alleged abuses

AFP and The Tico Times - February 26, 2019

The Vatican has expelled Costa Rican priest Mauricio Víquez from the clergy, the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San José announced Monday. Víquez has been accused of at least…

President Alvarado attends Pope Francis’ mass in Panama
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President Alvarado attends Pope Francis’ mass in Panama

Juan José Rodríguez and Hector Velasco / AFP and The Tico Times - January 28, 2019

Speaking at the close of a visit to Panama, Pope Francis on Sunday called for a peaceful resolution to the "serious situation" in Venezuela, committed to supporting…

President Alvardo expected to attend Pope’s mass in Panama
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President Alvardo expected to attend Pope’s mass in Panama

AFP and The Tico Times - January 11, 2019

At least seven nations’ leaders are scheduled to attend the last mass that Pope Francis will give at the World Youth Day, to be held this month…

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession
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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession

Amanda Zúñiga - April 15, 2017

Despite the approximately 35°C heat in Nicoya this Good Friday, residents dressed up and went out to the streets to recreate the Via Crucis. The Good Friday crucifixion procession…

Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground
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Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

As Roman Catholics prepare for the biggest celebrations of the church year during Holy Week, the predominance of Costa Rica's Catholic majority is changing, researchers from the University of…

Debate continues over pregnancy of girl allegedly raped by father
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Debate continues over pregnancy of girl allegedly raped by father

Michael Krumholtz - February 25, 2017

The recent accusation against a father who allegedly raped and impregnated his 12-year-old daughter has generated waves of controversy through Costa Rica. In the midst of a growing…

Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’
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Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’

AFP - February 18, 2016

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at…

Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence
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Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence

Joshua Partlow and Gabriela Martinez | The Washington Post - February 13, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Pope Francis threw himself into the most contentious of issues roiling Mexico during his first full day here, calling on President Enrique Peña Nieto and…

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill urge Christian unity at historic Cuba talks
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Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill urge Christian unity at historic Cuba talks

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere | AFP - February 12, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called in a historic meeting Friday for restored Christian unity and urgent action to help Christians threatened by…

Pope and Russian Orthodox leader to hold historic encounter in Cuba
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Pope and Russian Orthodox leader to hold historic encounter in Cuba

Andrew Roth and Brian Murphy | The Washington Post - February 5, 2016

MOSCOW - Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba for the first time next Friday as part of an…