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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Cross of the Martyrs.

Video shows ISIS destroying Catholic church, threatening Rome

A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate... Read more

Inside the Santa Maria del Pi church in Barcelona, Spain.

This church sheltered 800 people during the Barcelona terror attack

Amid the horror and chaos of the Aug. 17 terrorist attack in Barcelona, more than 800 people found shelter in... Read more