In a post on the Archdiocese of Valencia’s website, parish administrator Fr. Juan Crespo reported that the vandals stole several religious objects and significantly damaged the building.
If the Supreme Court had upheld the lower court ruling, it would have opened the door to the legalization of abortion throughout the country.
Pro-life advocates had warned that a ruling expanding legal abortion in Veracruz would be used to push for a similar expansion throughout the whole country.
The bishops noted that the lockdown and social distancing have "managed to stop the spread of the disease for a time," but in the last week, "the number of those infected has increased alarmingly."
In a January 9, 2018 decision, the Inter-American Court on Human Rights ruled that Costa Rica must legalize gay marriage.
While at the hospital, Father Pérez said he always introduced himself as a priest and gave absolution to the sick who requested it.
Abortion is illegal in Ecuador, except when continued pregnancy threatens the life and health of a woman.
Aborting a child because the mother has COVID-19, the doctors said “is contrary to the principles that govern medical practice."
Martínez always felt his vocation in life was to help others, and from a young age he wanted to be a doctor.
Archbishop Fernández said the letter he sent puts together the suggestions of several bishops and that it is understandable “that many of the faithful are calling on us to find some way to make the Eucharist accessible again.”