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Central African Republic mired in violence amid threat of genocide

Dec 10, 2013 - 04:55 pm .- A year of violence threatening the stability of the Central African Republic has escalated in recent weeks, leaving more than one million people in need amidst calls for foreign aid and warnings of the potential for genocide.Central African Republic mired in violence amid genocide threat

Pakistan bishop says attacks on Christians fueled by politics

Oct 14, 2013 - 06:15 am .- Amid recent violence against Christians in Pakistan, a leading bishop says that the attacks are deeply rooted in the political situation of the country and how it relates to both the West and surrounding areas.

Knights of Columbus aid ongoing response to Newtown shooting

Oct 2, 2013 - 02:18 am .- St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish of Newtown, Conn., received a $100,000 gift from the Knights of Columbus to support its ongoing response to the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Leaders call for prayer in response to deadly DC shooting

Sep 16, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- U.S. leaders are offering prayers for the nation following a shooting at the Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., that left 13 dead and about a dozen more injured.

US bishops join Pope in urging Sept. 7 prayer, fasting for Syria

Sep 4, 2013 - 04:48 pm .- The U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics in the country and all those concerned about ongoing violence in Syria to join with Pope Francis in a worldwide Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace.

Okla. 'thrill kill' denounced as rejection of human dignity

Sep 3, 2013 - 06:27 pm .- A recent alleged “thrill kill” in Oklahoma reveals a blatant lack of respect for the dignity of human life that is present in modern Western culture, said an officer from a global youth organization.

Vatican cardinal: peace among religions possible in Middle East

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:06 am .- The cardinal who heads the Vatican’s interreligious dialogue department said that religious differences in the Middle East do not necessitate violence.

Protest over Egypt violence draws hundreds to nation's capital

Aug 23, 2013 - 05:34 pm .- Hundreds of Egyptian Christians and Muslims gathered in Washington. D.C., on Aug. 22 to protest acts of terror directed against minorities – particularly Coptic Christians – in Egypt.

US urged to recognize Nigerian extremist group as terrorists

Aug 21, 2013 - 05:37 pm .- Several U.S. religious liberty groups are renewing calls for the federal government to officially recognize Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization for its violent attacks against Christians.  

Twenty-thousand Syrian Kurds forced to take refuge in Iraq

Aug 21, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Following recent clashes in Syria between al-Qaeda linked opposition groups and Kurdish forces, 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan – an autonomous region of northern Iraq – in the last six days.

Priest in Italy suspects mafia behind attack on parish

Aug 20, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- A priest in southern Italy believes that local mafia members may be behind a recent attack on his parish after he preached critically about them and called them to conversion. 

Egyptian patriarch calls recent violence a 'war' on terrorism

Aug 19, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- The head of the Coptic Catholic Church has expressed solidarity with other Egyptians over the wave of violence that has struck the country, bluntly calling the events a struggle against terrorist forces. 

Pope, religious freedom advocates lament Egyptian violence

Aug 15, 2013 - 04:53 pm .- Pope Francis joined proponents of religious liberty in voicing grief at the “painful news” of more than 600 deaths and numerous attacks on Christian churches in a recent wave of violence in Egypt.

Expert urges US to address Nigeria violence against Christians

Aug 7, 2013 - 04:12 am .- As bombings against Christian churches in Nigeria continue, a religious liberty scholar is calling on the U.S. government to recognize the scope of the problem and take steps to end the violence.

Bishops urge end of 'indifference' to Central African Republic

Jul 19, 2013 - 01:52 pm .- The bishops' conference of Africa released a message of solidarity with the people of the Central African Republic, where a rebellion and coup have lately led to serious human rights violations.

Black pastors call for peace amid Trayvon Martin protests

Jul 19, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Reacting to the protests and scattered violence in response to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, a group of black Christian ministers has called for peace.

Cardinal says foreign pressures fuel violence in Nigeria, Syria

Jun 20, 2013 - 04:01 am .- At a conference of interfaith leaders in Milan, Cardinal John O. Onaiyekan suggested that Islamist violence in his country of Nigeria, as well as in Syria, has been fueled by external influences.

Bishop says no truce yet between Honduran gangs

Jun 3, 2013 - 12:47 pm .- A bishop in Honduras said a truce has still not been achieved between rival gangs in the country that have unleashed “an underhanded civil war between Honduran young people.”

Vatican representative at UN pleads for end to Syria 'bloodbath'

May 17, 2013 - 12:06 am .- The apostolic nuncio to the United Nations urged those with influence over the warring parties in Syria to encourage them to end the violence and seek peace.

Britain urged to investigate murder of Irish human rights champion

May 16, 2013 - 02:13 am .- Witnesses and congressmen at a U.S. hearing renewed a call to the British government to launch a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Northern Irish human rights leader Patrick Finucane.

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