Peru's wildcat mining a 'free-for-all,' says priest who received threats

Fr. Campos and a group of young parishioners formed a Laudato Si' group and began outreach work that has included technical assistance for farmers, food distribution and construction of a soup kitchen. The social work went over well, but the priest did not find the same reaction when he began questioning the impact of wildcat mining in the province. Instead of support, he started receiving threats.

Latin American church looks to change system that puts 'existence at risk'

Environmental issues will have a leading role at the Latin American Ecclesial Assembly, which will bring bishops, clergy religious and laity together Nov. 21-28 in Mexico City.

Latin American bishops' assembly to learn from Indigenous communal work

A regional assembly of the Catholic Church in Mexico in November is expected to plot a course for the church in Latin America and the Caribbean as it heads toward landmark events in the coming years, including, in 2031, the 500th anniversary of Mary's appearance to St. Juan Diego. 

This priest has 3 jobs, and all have been challenged during pandemic

COVID-19, which slammed Iquitos, Peru, early in the pandemic, supercharged Fr. Raymond Portelli's already jampacked life as a priest, professor and medical doctor.