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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.

US bishops promote rule banning Congo militia funding

May 6, 2013 - 05:38 pm .- The U.S. bishops have reiterated their support for a federal regulation that would block American investments from supporting militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Venezuelan cardinal calls for end to violence

May 3, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas exhorted Venezuelans to listen to the call of Pope Francis to end the violence that has swept the country after the April 14 elections.

FOCUS prayer breakfast remembers Boston bombing victims

May 2, 2013 - 12:03 am .- A Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ breakfast near Boston offered prayers for the victims of the marathon bombings, as speakers encouraged students to evangelize within their communities.

Stabbing attack at New Mexico church hospitalizes four

Apr 29, 2013 - 04:26 pm .- A 24-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing several members of the choir at a Catholic church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during Sunday Mass.

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war

Apr 25, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent “heinous acts” of sexual violence in war and other forms of conflict.

Egyptian police accused of siding with cathedral attackers

Apr 20, 2013 - 06:03 am .- A media representative for Egypt's Catholic bishops echoed concerns that police sided with Islamic extremists who attacked a funeral service en masse at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo.

Prayer vigils offer solidarity after Boston attack

Apr 18, 2013 - 04:40 pm .- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, people of diverse faith backgrounds are uniting in prayer for the victims and offering support to all those affected.

Boston priest comforts locals, says Christ offers 'real healing'

Apr 16, 2013 - 06:08 pm .- A priest who offered consolation to passers-by after the explosion at the Boston Marathon said that the event left him with the impression that evil can only be properly understood in the light of Christ’s passion and resurrection.

Political leaders encourage hope amid Boston tragedy

Apr 16, 2013 - 05:38 pm .- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, state and federal lawmakers are offering assistance and support to the people of Massachusetts, along with promises of continued prayers.

Slain Catholic boy remembered by Boston community

Apr 16, 2013 - 03:14 pm .- The young Catholic boy killed when a bomb exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is being remembered by his family and educators for his kindness and enthusiasm.

Church leaders pray for peace in wake of Boston bombing

Apr 16, 2013 - 11:16 am .- Catholic leaders offered prayers and sent words of peace to those affected by the explosions at the Boston Marathon, encouraging the faithful to pray for those involved and for the souls of those who have died.

Archdiocese of Boston urges prayers after marathon explosions

Apr 15, 2013 - 03:12 pm .- As local police report at least two people dead and dozens injured following a pair of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the archdiocese has asked for prayers for the victims.

Church bells toll in Colombia for victims of violence

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- Church bells across Colombia rang out on Tuesday in a move of solidarity with the thousands of victims of violence that has plagued the country for decades.

Egypt's Christians call for peace after attack on Orthodox cathedral

Apr 9, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Christian leaders in Egypt appealed for calm after a mob attacked St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday during the funeral of four Coptic Christians killed in sectarian clashes.

Pope calls for end to Central African Republic violence

Mar 27, 2013 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis appealed for an “immediate halt to violence and looting” in the Central African Republic after a coup toppled the country’s government over the weekend.

Papal agency working to help displaced Syrians

Mar 19, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- Catholic Near East Welfare Association is working with local Churches in and around Syria to help refugees and those who have been displaced by the country's civil war, now beginning its third year.

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