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Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week
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Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - April 15, 2019

The archbishop of San José, José Rafael Quirós, downplayed the fall in the reputation of the Catholic Church after turbulent months during which a priest was arrested…

Priest accused of sexual abuse arrested trying to leave Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Priest accused of sexual abuse arrested trying to leave Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - March 21, 2019

A Costa Rican Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse of a minor was arrested Thursday as he tried to leave the country by land to Panama, the…

Costa Rican police raid Catholic Church headquarters in sexual abuse case
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican police raid Catholic Church headquarters in sexual abuse case

AFP and The Tico Times - March 8, 2019

Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica and Metropolitan Curia headquarters in San José this Thursday as part of a sexual…

Costa Rican priest arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican priest arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor

AFP and The Tico Times - March 1, 2019

A Costa Rican priest was arrested Thursday a day after the Catholic Church had removed him from his parochial office for a complaint of "improper behavior toward…

Victims speak on allegations of abuse within Catholic Church in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Victims speak on allegations of abuse within Catholic Church in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - February 27, 2019

While Costa Rica’s status as a Catholic country doesn’t affect the day-to-day lives of most Ticos, it does make news such as Monday's expulsion of a priest…

Vatican expels Costa Rican priest from Catholic Church for alleged abuses
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Costa Rica
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Vatican expels Costa Rican priest from Catholic Church for alleged abuses

AFP and The Tico Times - February 26, 2019

The Vatican has expelled Costa Rican priest Mauricio Víquez from the clergy, the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San José announced Monday. Víquez has been accused of at least…

President Alvarado attends Pope Francis’ mass in Panama
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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…

President Alvardo expected to attend Pope’s mass in Panama
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President Alvardo expected to attend Pope’s mass in Panama

AFP and The Tico Times - January 11, 2019

At least seven nations’ leaders are scheduled to attend the last mass that Pope Francis will give at the World Youth Day, to be held this month…

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession

Amanda Zúñiga - April 15, 2017

Despite the approximately 35°C heat in Nicoya this Good Friday, residents dressed up and went out to the streets to recreate the Via Crucis. The Good Friday crucifixion procession…

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