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President Alvarado attends Pope Francis’ mass in Panama
Pope Francis
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President Alvarado attends Pope Francis’ mass in Panama

Juan José Rodríguez and Hector Velasco / AFP and The Tico Times - January 28, 2019

Speaking at the close of a visit to Panama, Pope Francis on Sunday called for a peaceful resolution to the "serious situation" in Venezuela, committed to supporting…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
religion
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religion
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - August 2, 2018

On the morning of Aug. 2, 1635, a young indigenous girl named Juana Pereira went to collect firewood as she did every morning. She was walking barefoot…

VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions
Events
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Events
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VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

Katherine Stanley - March 26, 2018

Costa Rica's solemn Holy Week processions are a sight to behold, no matter what your religion. Never attended a Good Friday procession – or have a few years…

VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions
Events
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Events
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VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

The Tico Times - April 12, 2017

Costa Rica's solemn Holy Week processions are a sight to behold, no matter what your religion. Never attended a Good Friday procession – or have a few years…

Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

As Roman Catholics prepare for the biggest celebrations of the church year during Holy Week, the predominance of Costa Rica's Catholic majority is changing, researchers from the University of…

Meet Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘We are citizens of the world’
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Meet Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘We are citizens of the world’

Elizabeth Lang - February 22, 2017

Recommended: A day with Lama Thubten Wangchen Traveling throughout the world in search of happiness, self-consciousness, peace and union has always been a constant in Lama Thubten…

A day with Lama Thubten Wangchen
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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A day with Lama Thubten Wangchen

Elizabeth Lang - February 22, 2017

Recommended: The Tico Times interviews Lama Thubten Wangchen It's noon on Sunday, Feb. 19 and we’re at the home of Costa Rican artist Juan Carlos Chavarría’s house…

Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’
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Global
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Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’

AFP - February 18, 2016

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at…

Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence
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Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence

Joshua Partlow and Gabriela Martinez | The Washington Post - February 13, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Pope Francis threw himself into the most contentious of issues roiling Mexico during his first full day here, calling on President Enrique Peña Nieto and…

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill urge Christian unity at historic Cuba talks
Cuba
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Cuba
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Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill urge Christian unity at historic Cuba talks

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere | AFP - February 12, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called in a historic meeting Friday for restored Christian unity and urgent action to help Christians threatened by…

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