Priests in Buenos Aires decry cuts in programs for poor

Priests working in the shanty towns surrounding Buenos Aires have denounced cuts to a fund for programs in poor communities, calling it a "step backwards" during an economic crisis.

The warning followed a Feb. 26 decision by the government of Argentina's libertarian President

New saint brings Argentine pope and president together

María Antonia de San José de Paz Figueroa may be the world's newest saint, but she is already credited with a political "miracle" in her native Argentina.

Paz Figueroa, an 18th-century laywoman known throughout Argentina as Mama Antula, was canonized Feb. 11 at

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