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Mexico may be the most dangerous country to be a priest

Sep 28, 2016 - 06:08 am .- With 15  priests killed in the last four years, Mexico is the most dangerous country to exercise priestly ministry in the entire world, Father Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico, said recently.

Body of third priest kidnapped in Mexico found

Sep 26, 2016 - 07:21 am .- Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes, the body of a third slain priest, Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, has been found.

Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Sep 23, 2016 - 11:21 am .- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.

What a Charlotte priest will tell his flock after a fatal police shooting

Sep 23, 2016 - 03:32 am .- Father Patrick Winslow is a priest at a Catholic church in Charlotte’s University City neighborhood.  

Vatican official: Religion has the responsibility to condemn terrorism

Sep 22, 2016 - 03:09 pm .- While genocide, war crimes, and violence against humanity continue to plague individuals across the globe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin called for the protection of victims of atrocities and urged both religious leaders and national authorities to step up preventive measures.

Two priests murdered in Mexico

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:28 am .- One day after they were kidnapped from their parish, Mexican priests Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Suárez de la Cruz were found murdered in a field.

Christians in Nigeria are essentially 'target practice' โ€“ here's one bishop's response

Sep 16, 2016 - 06:29 am .- For Bishop Matthew Kukah, persecution is not just the history of the Church. It’s a reality that he lives every day.

Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Sep 7, 2016 - 12:52 pm .- As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost her life while caring for the poor in Haiti.

Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:49 pm .- The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week, as three men broke in, beat the sisters and desecrated their chapel.

Priest suffers minor injuries after failed suicide bomb, axe attack at Mass

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:46 pm .- A priest suffered minor injuries after a man armed with a suicide bomb and an axe attacked at Sunday Mass in Indonesia this weekend.

Two nuns found murdered at their home in Mississippi

Aug 25, 2016 - 03:14 pm .- Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police.

Racism, poverty, education โ€“ a closer look at the tensions in Milwaukee

Aug 17, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the surface, Catholic leaders are calling for prayer first and foremost, but also action to promote justice.  

Holy See urges UN to protect children in armed conflict

Aug 17, 2016 - 06:03 am .- After a recent report confirmed that violence against children has increased in conflict zones, the Holy See is urging the United Nations and local governments to protect the innocent youth who are caught in the crossfire of violence around the world.

Lourdes increased its security for the Assumption

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:15 am .- The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.

Transform your hearts โ€“ Milwaukee's archbishop addresses riots

Aug 15, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- The Milwaukee riots and violence that followed a police shooting of an armed man this weekend show the need for a true Christian transformation in life and society, the city’s archbishop commented Monday.

In war-torn Syria, Our Lady of Peace Cathedral needs help

Aug 11, 2016 - 10:08 pm .- The war-torn Cathedral of Homs sits in the heart of western Syria.

French bishops declare day of fasting after priest's murder

Jul 26, 2016 - 03:43 pm .- In response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by believed Islamic State sympathizers, the French bishops have designated Friday, July 29, as a day of fasting.

Only Christ offers answers in our violent world, Baton Rouge bishop says

Jul 18, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Jesus Christ’s triumph over death, despair and hate should move us forward after a deadly attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, the city’s bishop said Sunday.

What's missing from the national conversation on race, violence, and lethal force? You.

Jul 14, 2016 - 09:35 am .- In the wake of last week’s horrific deaths of Dallas police officers Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, and Patrick Zamarripa, there was a loud national cry lamenting the loss of life and demanding that the violence against police “must stop.”

With South Sudan on the brink of civil war, here's what Church leaders are saying

Jul 12, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- Heavy fighting in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, prompted Church leaders in the country to issue a statement this week condemning the violence and asking for prayers.  

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