Jul 9, 2014 - 02:15 pm .- In a declaration issued by the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, Church leaders decried ongoing violence in the region, criticizing leaders’ closed-mindedness, and calling for peaceful negotiations.
Jul 3, 2014 - 04:56 am .- In a tumultuous Iraq facing an increasingly uncertain future, Catholic charity organizations are rallying to meet the immediate needs of those afflicted by ongoing violence.
Jun 30, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi released a statement voicing Pope Francis' condolences over three kidnapped Israeli teenagers found dead on Monday outside a Palestinian town.
Jun 17, 2014 - 05:03 am .- The spokesman for the Catholic Church in Amman, Jordan, has decried the continuous bloodshed in the Middle East, expressing his fear that refugees will develop an attitude of hatred and revenge.
Jun 16, 2014 - 03:53 pm .- A Catholic archbishop in the violence-ridden Central African Republic recently reached out to a group of 600 Muslim refugees, saying that the love of Christ must drive the faithful to action.
Jun 12, 2014 - 09:14 am .- A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed, and another critically wounded, at a Catholic church in Phoenix Wednesday night.
Jun 10, 2014 - 08:10 am .- United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has decried the rape and murder of two Indian teens, stating that the crime is inhumane, and has condemned the government as being dismissive.
Jun 8, 2014 - 05:59 am .- Following continued attacks on churches in the Central African Republic, the country still looks forward to a return to a peaceful and stable society, a priest stationed in the country told Catholic aid workers.
May 21, 2014 - 04:57 pm .- An ongoing lack of security in the Central African Republic is among the challenges facing those who long for peace, said a relief agency staff member who recently visited the violence-ridden nation.
May 20, 2014 - 12:16 pm .- The Catholic religious congregations of South Sudan have urged their countrymen to reject violence, calling on the country’s leaders to honor the terms of a recent peace agreement.
May 2, 2014 - 03:09 am .- Describing reports of atrocities coming out of South Sudan, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) called Wednesday for immediate action to prevent a potentially massive genocide in the country.
Apr 21, 2014 - 09:55 am .- Despite the violence currently plaguing the Central African Republic, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick believes the country can recover if it abandons vengeance and focuses on a shared sense of humanity.
Mar 24, 2014 - 05:01 am .- In a letter sent to the archbishop of the South Sudanese capital Juba, Pope Francis urged the nation's citizens to find a peaceful solution to conflicts and to seek the common good over personal interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.