Soli Salgado is a staff writer for Global Sisters Report, often covering issues related to Hispanic communities and social justice. She joined the NCR team as a Bertelsen intern in 2015. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with degrees in journalism, English literature and Spanish. Her reporting has received several 2016 Catholic Press Awards.
Santiago, Chile -- Travelers from all over Latin America made their presence visible by bringing their country flag, most notably Argentina, which appeared to be the most popular visiting country.
Santiago, Chile -- Pope Francis has expressed "pain and shame" over the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests in Chile, telling the country's political leaders Jan. 16 that it is right for the church to ask forgiveness. Update.
Santiago, Chile -- Francis will be in Santiago Jan. 15-18, in an Andean country that's roughly 75 percent Catholic. But there's not much sign that Chile is about to host its first pope since 1987.
In a city where the 1.3 million practicing Catholics range from multimillionaires to the marginalized, delegates from each parish in the diocese came prepared to share the concerns and recommendations that their fellow parishioners had discussed at earlier parish encuentros.