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Cardinal encourages Lenten prayers for Venezuela

Mar 18, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela, called on the faithful to intensify their prayers during Lent for God to rid Venezuela of violence, as the death toll from recent protests continues to rise.

Leaders talk justice for Northern Ireland victims of violence

Mar 14, 2014 - 12:03 am .- In a hearing on Capitol Hill, human rights experts and survivors of decades of violence and civil unrest in Northern Ireland discussed the need for justice and accountability for victims and society at large.

Venezuela cardinal calls for peace amid escalating violence

Mar 11, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino of Caracas again urged peace amid increasing conflict in Venezuela, where at least 20 people have been killed in student protests over the past several weeks.

Ukrainian Catholic archbishop prays for Crimea

Mar 1, 2014 - 12:48 pm .- The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church issued a statement Feb. 28 praying for the people of Crimea and appealing for the unity of Ukraine, as Russia has reportedly deployed troops in the peninsula.

Knights urge prayers to St. Francis for peace in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2014 - 03:02 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have asked that the faithful join them in reciting the Prayer of St. Francis this coming Sunday, offering as an intention the end to the ongoing violence waging in Ukraine's capitol.

Venezuela cardinal asks government to rein in armed groups

Feb 21, 2014 - 11:16 am .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas said the Church is willing to help establish peace in Venezuela, but reminded the government of its duty to rein in armed groups that are violently disrupting peaceful demonstrations.

Catholic patriarch condemns deadly violence in Ukraine

Feb 20, 2014 - 03:24 pm .- The Ukrainian Greek Catholic patriarch has decried the deadly conflict between the government and protesters, calling for prayer and fasting amid increasing tensions.

Nigeria archbishop laments failure to stop Boko Haram

Feb 20, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Amid continuing attacks in Nigeria attributed to the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, one of the country's leading bishops has grieved the inability of government authorities to stop the violence.

Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan

Feb 19, 2014 - 02:07 am .- Violence in South Sudan has put people in parts of the Diocese of Malakal at risk of starvation, as well as illnesses from a lack of clean water, a local priest has warned.

Archbishop warns of genocide in Central African Republic

Feb 14, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A Central African bishop has reported signs of genocide in the growing conflict there, urging an effective security response and warning against the “evil” desire to kill and destroy.

Christian aid group zeros-in on helping South Sudan victims

Feb 10, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Christian aid organization Sudan Relief Fund is helping thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons with supply water and other life-saving assistance after devastating conflict in the country.

Bishops say South Sudan faces decisive moment after conflict

Feb 2, 2014 - 06:03 am .- The Catholic bishops of Sudan and South Sudan have said South Sudan is at a turning point, urging repentance and reconciliation after an outbreak of violence killed hundreds of people.

Mexican bishops call for solution amid Michoacan violence

Jan 24, 2014 - 12:55 pm .- The Mexican bishops called on government leaders to find a comprehensive solution to the violence that is afflicting the country, especially in the drug-laden state of Michoacan.

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:56 am .- In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray for peace and unity as political unrest continues.

Amid violence, South Sudan Catholics outline steps to peace

Jan 10, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Voicing “anguish and dismay” at the deteriorating situation in South Sudan, a Catholic bishop shared his diocese’s ten proposals to help stabilize the country after the outbreak of violence in mid-December.

Conflict puts Central African refugees in 'horrendous' situation

Jan 9, 2014 - 02:01 am .- As the refugee situation in the Central African Republic continues to worsen, Catholic Relief Services says it is working to help displaced persons and to encourage a peaceful resolution to the violence.

Drastic increase in murders of religious, missionaries in 2013

Jan 8, 2014 - 01:18 pm .- The Church throughout the world has expereince increased violence in the past year, according to a recent global report on the murders of priests, religious and lay faithful.

South Sudanese Christians call for end to violence

Jan 4, 2014 - 03:57 pm .- Christian leaders in South Sudan have responded to new violence with a call for peace and reconciliation, urging their countrymen to reject efforts to sow division along ethnic lines.  

Bangladeshi bishop calls for peace amid pre-election violence

Jan 3, 2014 - 02:04 am .- As Bangladesh experiences widespread strikes and violent protests in the run-up to its parliamentary elections, the bishop of the nation's capital is encouraging a peaceful contribution from local Christians.

Seeking hope, Central Africans pray novena for peace

Dec 19, 2013 - 04:37 am .- As severe violence continues to afflict the Central African Republic, Catholics are praying a novena for peace and encouraging forgiveness amid the “desolation.”

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