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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

Cross of the Martyrs.

Video shows ISIS destroying Catholic church, threatening Rome

Aug 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Aug 22, 2017

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

Marawi conflict is not a religious war, Philippine bishops insist

Jul 10, 2017

As violent conflict unleashed by Islamic militants in the Filipino city of Marawi continues to rage, the nation's bishops have... Read more

Terrorists desecrate Eucharist, destroy Catholic chapel in the Philippines

Jun 26, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Last week, members of a terrorist group destroyed a Catholic chapel, desecrating consecrated hosts and religious icons, during a nine-hour... 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 deadly Tehran attacks

Jun 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

After twin terrorist attacks killed at least 17 people in Tehran, Iran, earlier this week, Pope Francis condemned the 'barbaric'... Read more

Candle Vigil.

Imams, religious leaders voice 'utter disgust' after London attack

Jun 6, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

More than 130 imams and religious leaders throughout the UK have joined voices in strongly condemning recent terrorist attacks in... Read more

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

Pope Francis condemns 'abhorrent' Kabul attack

May 31, 2017

By Elise Harris

After a major suicide bomb tore through a busy neighborhood in Kabul, killing at least 80 people, Pope Francis condemned... Read more