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.”
The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency starting March 15, limiting travel in the country, closing public institutions and private businesses and issuing a 15 day stay-at-home order for all residents.
Fr. Kabasha said that the presence of the priest in the hospital is always important but at a critical time like this, even more so.
In January 2019, Guaidó, as president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself interim president of the country, after president Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term, having won a contested election in which opposition candidates were barred from running or imprisoned