In Chile and Peru, pope tackles tough issues, urges compassion, unity

LIMA, Peru (CNS) — Pope Francis tackled politically charged issues during his weeklong visit to Chile and Peru, decrying human trafficking, environmental destruction, corruption, and organized crime in speeches before audiences that included political leaders.

Every child 'a precious gift from God,' Trump tells pro-life rally

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration "will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life."

In Peru, Pope Francis likely to return to themes addressed in Chile

LIMA, Peru (CNS) — Pope Francis was greeted by the Peruvian president, the country's bishops, a military honor guard, and a children's orchestra on his arrival in Peru on Jan. 18. During his visit, he will meet with Amazonian indigenous people from three countries, visit a neighborhood devastated by flooding early last year, and pray in the place of Peru's greatest popular religious devotion.