David Agren covers Mexico as a freelance correspondent for Catholic News Service. His reporting also regularly appears in the Guardian, USA Today and the Washington Post. A native of Canada, he has lived in Mexico City for the past 11 years.

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Nicaraguan bishops denounce Managua cathedral arson attack as 'terrorism'

The Nicaraguan bishops' conference has called an arson attack on the Managua cathedral "an act of terrorism," but vowed not to be intimidated as a government campaign of intolerance targeting the Catholic Church turns increasingly cruel and involves acts of sacrilege.

Bolivian bishop, promoter of missions, dies of COVID-19

Bishop Eugenio Scarpellini of El Alto, Bolivia, died July 15 after contracting COVID-19. He was remembered by colleagues as a tireless promoter of missions.

Ex-Salvadoran officer says witnesses lied in his trial for Jesuits' murders

Inocente Orlando Montano, the former Salvadoran army colonel accused of participating in "the decision, design or execution of the killings" of six Jesuits in 1989, testified in his Spanish trial that no order was ever given to eliminate the priests.

Campaigns to discredit church preceded '89 Jesuit murders, witness says

An expert witness has testified that the slayings of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in 1989 was "premeditated" and preceded by campaigns to discredit the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus.