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Catholic Places of interest in Argentina

The nation of Argentina is predominantly Catholic—some 78% identify themselves as such, despite inroads by evangelical sects in the last few decades.

The government had a recent history of clashing with the Church, especially in the so-called “dirty war” of the 1990’s when many opponents of the government simply vanished. This included priests as well as non-religious who opposed the military Junta. Through all this the faith remained strong.

Fast forward to 2024, and you will find a different government, with the election of President Javier Milei in December 2023. An economist, Milei has taught university courses and written on various aspects of economics and politics, and also hosted radio programs on the subject. His policies are credited with stopping the out-of-control inflation in just a few short months.

As usual, exercise caution when visiting any major city….be aware of your surroundings.  That would apply to most cities in the U.S. as well!


There several major Marian shrines in Argentina, including the apparitions of Our Lady in San Nicolas.

Among the sites that we recommend are the following:

Itati:   Basilica of Our Lady of Itati:

Lujan: Our Lady of Lujan

San Nicolas: Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary

1. Laurentin, René. An Appeal from Mary in Argentina: The Apparitions of San Nicolás. Milford, OH: Edited and Published by Faith Pub., 1990. Print.


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