Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Pope Francis Says "I'm Italian" - Does He Identify as Latino?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/20/2013 - 11:09

As the first Latin American pontiff in history, Pope Francis became an instant favorite among most Latino communities. Since taking power, Jorge Bergoglio has made it clear that spreading the word of God throughout Latin America is part of his agenda. Within a week of getting sworn in, Pope Francis has already met with Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who he previously clashed with in regards to gay marriage and abortion.

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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Do the Pope's Views Match Those of U.S. Latinos?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/14/2013 - 13:10

While the world has the opportunity to celebrate history in the making, as the first Latin becomes the new pontiff, we must also wonder what Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio really stands for and whether his beliefs align with the modern Latino in the U.S. There’s no denying that he has his work cut out for him.

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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
We've Got a New Pope - And He's Latino!
By Amaris Castillo | 03/13/2013 - 15:53

There’s a new pope at the Vatican – and he’s Latino!

The world stood still today as we waited for the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church to emerge from the balcony at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City. When he did, the man in the white robes was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, former Archbishop of his native Buenos Aires.

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Leonardo Sandri, Argentine Cardinal
Pope Benedict Resigns, Argentine Cardinal May Take His Place
By Kamren Curiel | 02/12/2013 - 12:26

Argentina's Leonardo Sandri may be in the running to become the first Latin American to lead the world’s one billion Roman Catholics after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Monday.   
In the midst of what was supposed to be a routine meeting with cardinals about potential saints, Pope Benedict (born Joseph Ratzinger) delivered the news in Latin that he is resigning on Feb. 28 because of old age. Benedict will become the first pope in 600 years to resign.

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Church Protests Univision's "Obscene" Ricky Martin Interview
Church Protests Univision's "Obscene" Ricky Martin Interview
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 13:00

A church group gathered outside of an Univision affiliate office this weekend to protest an"obscene" interview the channel recently aired with Ricky Martin. In the interview, conducted by journalist Maria Elena Salinas, Martin talks about his initial sexual experiences with men and the first time he fell in love.

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Father Cutié Leaves Catholic Church, Will Marry Lover
By Mariela Rosario | 05/29/2009 - 14:10

Embattled priest, Father Albert Cutié left the Roman Catholic Archdiose for the Episcopal church and announced that he will marry Ruhama Canellis, the woman at the center of the religious scandal that has rocked the Miami area.

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Dominican Republic Approves Constitutional Amendment to Outlaw Abortion
By Mariela Rosario | 04/28/2009 - 12:15

Dominican lawmakers voted recently to approve a constitutional amendment that would effectively end legal abortion in the country. Assembly members approved the new Executive Branch article, which states that, “The right to the life is inviolable from conception until death.”

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Excommunicated Doctor Hailed As Hero at Women's Health Conference
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 17:45

Brazilian Minister of Health Jose Gomes Temporao called on those in attendance at a national convention on women's health he hosted to acknowledge the "brilliant" work of the team of doctors who helped a 9-year-old girl abort twins. The doctor received a standing ovation.

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Vatican Excommunicates Mother and Doctors of 9-Year-old Rape Victim
By Mariela Rosario | 03/10/2009 - 18:55

We were all pretty shocked to hear the story about the 9-year-old Brazilian girl, who, after years of being raped by her stepfather, wound up pregnant with his twins. Adding insult to injury, the Catholic Church has decided to excommunicate the little girl's mother and the doctors who performed the abortion, "God’s law is above any human law," said regional archbishop, José Cardoso Sobrinho.

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