The new president must fill the 2021–2025 presidential term after the current president, Guillermo Lasso, called for a special election in the midst of a political crisis caused by accusations of corruption against him.
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The slain politician had been an outspoken critic of the violence caused by drug trafficking.
Villavicencio, who was a presidential candidate of the Movimiento Construye coalition, was shot and killed by an unidentified man while participating in a political rally on Wednesday night.
In a Nov. 5 statement, the Ecuadorian bishops called on the crime gangs to stop the violence and to take the path to conversion.
The words of Jeremiah 1:5 — “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you” — are written on the bells beneath the image of the ultrasound.
The soup kitchen run by Father Malavé currently offers meals to over 550 people Monday through Friday.
The Associated Press coverage of the resignations said Pope Francis had sacked “the leadership of the Ecuadorian diocese amid complaints” and in response to allegations of bad governance and moral failures.
Abortion is illegal in Ecuador, except when continued pregnancy threatens the life and health of a woman.
Church leaders in Derry, Northern Ireland, describe how the Irish nun’s life and death has impacted the tight-knit local Catholic community.
The amazing preservation of the statue of Our Lady of Light has given comfort to the Latin American nation where hundreds have been killed by one of the worst earthquakes in living memory.