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Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on January 31, 2018.

One year after declaration on fraternity, pope calls for end to terrorism

Feb 4, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday marked the first anniversary of the joint signing of the Abu Dhabi document on human fraternity with... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Archbishop Lori calls for increase in security funding for religious sites

Jan 14, 2020

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore joined two U.S. senators and several religious leaders this week in calling for additional federal... Read more

Orthodox Jewish couple. Stock photo via Shutterstock.

Cardinal Dolan: Antisemitic attacks ‘sickening’ and must be ‘condemned completely’

Dec 29, 2019

On Sunday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York condemned the recent spate of attacks against Jewish people in New York,... Read more

A Catholic church in Rantepao, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Amid terrorism fears in Indonesia, heavy security planned for Christmas

Dec 7, 2019

Authorities in Indonesia are expected to deploy 160,000 security personnel to ensure Christmas and New Year’s celebrations safe, according to... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo was the site of a terrorist attack Jan. 27, 2019.

Six months after terror attack, Philippines cathedral packed at rededication

Jul 23, 2019

Despite the fresh memory of a deadly terrorist attack in January, the rededication Mass of the Cathedral of Our Lady... Read more

People extinguish a fire at the scene of a car bomb explosion outside the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli, Syria, July 11, 2019.

Car bomb near church in Syria wounds several

Jul 12, 2019

A car bomb exploded near a Syriac Orthodox church in Qamishli Thursday, injuring about 11 people. It is unclear who... Read more

Sri Lankan Catholic students.

‘Bodies were everywhere’: Sri Lanka priests recount the horror of Easter attacks

May 7, 2019

By Mary Farrow

As Fr. Eranga De-Silva finished celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at his parish in Sri Lanka, he noticed policemen guarding the... Read more

Sri Lankan Catholics held a funeral Mass April 23, 2019 for the victims of the attack on St. Sabestian Church in Negambo.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Apr 23, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and... Read more

Ambulances are seen outside the church premises with gathered people and security personnel following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019.

Sri Lanka Easter church and hotel bombings kill at least 200

Apr 21, 2019

At least 200 people were killed in explosions Easter morning, detonated in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Hundreds more... Read more

A display of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary is part of Holy Week processions in Seville, Spain.

Holy Week terrorism suspect arrested

Apr 18, 2019

Authorities from Spain and Morocco have arrested a 23-year-old man in Rabat, Morocco, who is suspected of planning an attack ... Read more

A Copt lights a candle at a church in Cairo.

Plotters in church-bombing scheme sentenced in Egypt

Apr 1, 2019

A court in Cairo sentenced Saturday 30 men to between 10 years and life imprisonment. They were charged with planning... Read more

Ground zero cross.

The brutal, powerful 9/11 stories of Catholic priests

Sep 11, 2018

By Adelaide Mena

On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2011, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead.  Read more

Damage from an attack by Boko Haram, in Kaya, Madagali, Nigeria, on June 11, 2018.

Boko Haram burns Catholic building previously destroyed by Boko Haram

Jun 12, 2018

A Catholic catechetical building was damaged by Boko Haram militants during an attack Monday on a village in northwestern Nigeria.  Read more

True story of Christian-Muslim solidarity nominated for an Oscar

Mar 1, 2018

Amid the crime thrillers, historical dramas and love stories at the Oscars this year, one little-noticed short film tells a... Read more

Swedish cardinal laments attacks on nation's Jewish community

Dec 15, 2017

Multiple attacks against the Jewish community in Sweden have sparked outcry from leaders who have spoken out against the violence.... Read more

Egypt mosque attack kills more than 230 (Updated)

Nov 24, 2017

Terrorists attacked a mosque on Egypt's Sinai peninsula during Friday prayers, killing 235 people. The incident was condemned by Cardinal... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis mourns victims in string of recent terror attacks

Nov 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

After nearly 40 people were killed in terrorist attacks this week in Somalia, New York and Afghanistan, Pope Francis voiced... Read more

Emergency personal respond after reports of multiple people hit by a truck after it plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017 in New York City.

Cardinal Dolan calls New Yorkers to unite 'in faith and love’ after attack

Oct 31, 2017

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has called New Yorkers to unity, prayer, and mutual respect after at least... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Somalia massacre

Oct 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday, Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country... Read more

Sagrada Familia Barcelona.

European basilicas amp up security after recent terror attacks

Aug 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

From Spain's revered Sagrada Familia basilica to Germany and even the Vatican, churches across Europe are taking measures to increase... Read more