Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 29, 2017

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky on Sunday, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that,…

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

VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions
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Events
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VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

The Tico Times - April 12, 2017

Costa Rica's solemn Holy Week processions are a sight to behold, no matter what your religion. Never attended a Good Friday procession – or have a few years…

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

Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Results of a survey conducted by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) found that most Ticos maintain a conservative stance on controversial issues related to society and human…

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…

Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a US mosque next week
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Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a US mosque next week

Michelle Boorstein and Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - January 31, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque, the White House announced Saturday, part of the administration's push to…

Boehner recounts ’emotional’ holy hug with Pope Francis
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Everyone's favorite pope
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Boehner recounts ’emotional’ holy hug with Pope Francis

Michael Mathes | AFP - September 25, 2015

John Boehner has enjoyed highs and lows during his quarter-century in Congress, but an intimate moment with Pope Francis -- one day before the Republican resigned as…