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Be healers in a hurting world, Catholic bishops say after shootings

Jul 8, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Amid tensions following two high profile police shootings of African-Americans and the subsequent killing of police in Dallas, Catholic bishops have called on Christians to be a force for healing and compassion in response to hatred and inhumanity.  

With 7 dead after teachers' union clash, Mexican bishop calls for prayer

Jun 23, 2016 - 12:28 am .- Archbishop José Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca, México, called for intensifying prayer for peace after clashes between authorities and a teachers' union left at least seven dead and more than 50 injured.  

We must forgive: a bishop's message after a horrendous Nigerian massacre

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:54 am .- After the sorrow of an April massacre in southeastern Nigeria, a Catholic bishop said the killers of dozens of people must still be forgiven.

Pakistan murder shows Christians not immune from 'honor killing' custom

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:33 pm .- A teenage Christian girl in Pakistan was reportedly killed by her own brother this week in a so-called “honor killing” over her plans to marry.

Filipino bishops: Moral disagreement is no excuse for hatred, violence

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:39 am .- Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in the wake of the Orlando shooting that hatred and violence have no place in the lives of Christians.

Prayer vigil after Orlando shooting offers unity, hope to mourners

Jun 15, 2016 - 04:14 pm .- Members of various religious communities came together Monday evening at a vigil to pray for the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting and to comfort those who mourn.  

What Catholics are doing to help victims of the Orlando shooting

Jun 15, 2016 - 02:57 pm .- Following the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 in Orlando, Catholics have tried to be the hands and feet of Christ in showing mercy to victims and their families and loved ones.

Crucifix smashed in attack on emblematic Chilean church

Jun 14, 2016 - 06:39 am .- In what is being lamented as a heinous act of desecration, an emblematic Catholic church in Santiago de Chile was brutally attacked after a recent student march, with masked individuals stealing and smashing a large crucifix from the building.

ACLU lawyers say Christians caused the Orlando shooting

Jun 13, 2016 - 05:38 pm .- After a gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union pointed their finger toward Christians in blame.

A new wave of attacks against Catholics in France, Belgium

Jun 2, 2016 - 12:43 pm .- In recent weeks, Catholics in France and Belgium – countries still recovering from brutal ISIS attacks – have been hit with numerous acts of violence and aggression, including fires set in churches, an assault on a priest, the desecration of a tabernacle and the hacking of more than 100 Catholic websites.

With Albino killings on the rise, Malawi's bishops speak out

May 25, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Amid increased violence against albinos in the southeastern African nation of Malawi, the bishops' justice and peace commission has condemned their killing, which is linked to the practice of witch doctors.

Florida diocese mourns loss of priest in apparent murder

Apr 21, 2016 - 06:24 am .- A Florida priest who went missing last week has been lauded by his diocese as a humble and generous servant after his remains were found in Georgia on April 18.

Pope Francis grieves Belgium attacks, condemns 'blind violence'

Mar 22, 2016 - 08:49 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of attacks at an airport and metro in Belgium, condemning the acts as “blind violence” and praying for peace.

In groundbreaking move, US declares Christians among victims of ISIS genocide

Mar 17, 2016 - 08:58 am .- Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic minorities are victims of ISIS genocide.

Pope mourns 'tragic loss of life' after attack in Turkey

Mar 14, 2016 - 10:01 am .- Pope Francis sent his condolences to the president of Turkey where a terrorist attack Sunday left dozens dead.

A year after riots, Baltimore leaders unite for Rome pilgrimage

Mar 10, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Nearly a year after violent riots erupted in West Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, religious leaders from across the city have banded together for a pilgrimage to Rome which they hope will help them to build bridges in their community.

Kalamazoo bishop offers prayers, Mass in wake of shooting spree

Feb 22, 2016 - 12:09 pm .- Bishop Paul J. Bradley of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Mich. offered his prayers and condolences for the victims of a shooting spree in the city that left six dead and at least two seriously injured Saturday evening.  

How Pope Francis proposes to fight drug violence in Mexico

Feb 17, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Speaking to laborers in the Mexican City of Juarez on Wednesday, Pope Francis laid out several key areas of focus in fighting what he called “the cycle of drug trafficking and violence.”

After deadly prison riot in Mexico, archbishop asks for prayers

Feb 12, 2016 - 04:38 am .- Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey has asked the entire community to unite in prayer in response to the riot that took place at a local prison that left a tragic toll of 52 dead and 12 injured.

As Juarez recovers from peak violence, victim sees hope in Pope Francis

Jan 8, 2016 - 02:42 am .- With Pope Francis set to visit the Mexican city of Juarez Feb. 17, some crime victims are telling their stories of loss – and talking about the healing power of faith.

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