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A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

A preview of San José's Good Friday procession, with sights and sounds from last year's event.

Guatemalan Catholics resume processions suspended due to the pandemic

Amid solemn music, pyrotechnics and crowds, Catholic parishioners in Guatemala resumed Saturday the processions suspended in 2020 because of the covid-19 pandemic, which has...

Nicaraguans Celebrate Massive Religious Feast -amid pandemic

With folkloric dances such as the "toro huaco", "el güegüense" and a boisterous procession, hundreds of Nicaraguans celebrated Thursday, despite the pandemic, the patron...

Pope cancels New Year’s Nativity visit over Covid fears

Pope Francis has cancelled his traditional New Year's Eve visit to the Nativity scene in St Peter's Square over concerns of spreading coronavirus among...

Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu dies at 90

South African anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu, described as the country's moral compass, died on Sunday aged 90, sparking an outpouring of tributes for...

Pope urges dialogue amid pandemic isolation

Pope Francis on Saturday urged dialogue on both personal and political levels as he celebrated a second Christmas under the shadow of a coronavirus...

Pope calls for humility in Christmas Eve mass

Pope Francis Friday called on the faithful to value the "little things in life" and show solidarity with the poor in his Christmas Eve...

Coming home? 132,000 descendants of Spain’s exiled Jews seek nationality

An Israeli lawyer has helped about 500 people from countries as far apart as Costa Rica, Uruguay, Panama, England and Turkey.

Costa Rican police raid Catholic Church headquarters in sexual abuse case

Agents entered both institutions to look for documents regarding separate investigations into Mauricio Víquez and Manuel Antonio Guevara, two priests accused of sexually abusing minors.

Costa Rican priest arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor

"He is being investigated as a suspect in the alleged crime of sexual abuse against a minor," the statement read.
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Costa Rica National Weather Institute forecasts heavier rains starting Tuesday

Starting Tuesday afternoon and evening, Costa Rica will experience an increase in rainfall intensity which will continue throughout the week, due to the arrival...

Costa Rica Hotels offer special discounts and free nights for the low season

The low season for most Costa Rican hotels begins in May and extends through November, so lodging facilities must rely on different tactics to...

Number of Flights to Liberia Costa Rica Increasing

The airport in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, - a member of the VINCI Airports network - continues to recover its air traffic. Three U.S. airlines...