A U.S. magistrate ordered Col. Inocente Montano extradited to Spain to be tried for 1989 massacre of Jesuit priests, but follow-through looks unlikely after over a year of delays.
Latin American bishops will discuss the evolving political crisis in Venezuela during a four-day long assembly in El Salvador in which they are reiterating calls for the church to "go forth" and serve the poor and disadvantaged.
The Latin America bishops' council, known by its Spanish acronym, CELAM, formed a special commission, headed by the president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference, Archbishop Diego Padron Sanchez of Cumana, to study the situation and make recommendations.
Pope Francis warned bishops from across the Western Hemisphere that corruption poses a grave threat to the people of Latin America. He also reiterated calls for the church to work closely with people to renew their hope.
"I must say, in all sincerity, that there is no date. And we understand it well because it involves a process," said Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas.
Pope Francis Oct. 30 criticized conservative clergy and bishops who he said had defamed slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero even after he was killed by a right-wing death squad in 1980.
The pope departed from his prepared address to a group of visiting Salvadorans to deliver unusually pointed remarks about the past detractors of Romero, who was beatified last May in El Salvador, putting him a step away from sainthood.
On Saturday, the Catholic church beatified Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass.
As El Salvador gets ready for the archbishop's beatification, the country is in the midst of one of its most violent periods.
The chapel of Divine Providence Hospital in El Salvador is one of the most visited places by local and foreign pilgrims. They come wishing to learn more about Archbishop Oscar Romero, the controversial archbishop who has become a Salvadoran icon.
On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as he said Mass in San Salvador. A U.S. archbishop recalls the funeral.
Archbishop Oscar Romero, now acknowledged by the church as a martyr, has always been so for those who knew him.