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Vatican grieves deaths of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers

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. 

Shame of ongoing violence must stop, Jordanian priest affirms

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.

Catholic archbishop aids Muslim refugees in Central African Republic

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.

Young priest's murder shocks, grieves Arizona community

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.

UN deplores gruesome rape, murder of teenage girls in India

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.

Central African Republic still seeking peace amid violent attacks

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.

'Dire' situation continues in Central African Republic

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.

Catholic religious in South Sudan plead for peace

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.

US urged to act before South Sudan violence becomes genocide (Graphic Photo)

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.

Cardinal McCarrick visits Central African Republic, promotes peace

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.

Pope decries escalating violence in South Sudan

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.

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.

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