Category: Latin America

  • RIP François Houtart

    RIP François Houtart

    The web, particularly in Latin America, is overflowing with tributes to François Houtart, the Belgian priest, sociologist and former JOC chaplain who died in Quito, Ecuador on 7 June at the age of nearly 92.

  • French influence in Latin America and on Vatican II

    French influence in Latin America and on Vatican II

    Last week I met and interviewed 99 year old Chilean Archbishop Bernardino Piñera, who interpreted for Cardijn during the latter’s first trip to Chile in 1946 before later becoming national chaplain to the JOC.