On 24 January 2011, Mexican bishop and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia died at the age of 86. His work with and for the indigenous people of his diocese in the south of Mexico ensured that he became a well-known and much-respected figure in Latin America. Gerald MacCarthy describes the life of a man whose episcopacy spanned four decades of enormous change in Mexico, both within and outside of the Church.
Dean Brackley SJ tells the story of the El Salvador martyrs. What can we learn from these teachers who stood up against an unjust regime and remained firm in their commitment to serving the truth?
Nathan Stone SJ reflects on the popular religiosity of Latin America that is often viewed with uncertainty by other Christians. Could this unfamiliar devotion be a truly orthodox expression of faith?
The Catholic Church’s plea for reconciliation in the country is a timely call for the Church, State and people of Colombia to think about how they can learn to live together and build a peaceful future, argues Peter Cousins.
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