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Bishops mourn victims of deadly truck detour on Berlin Christmas market

After 12 people were killed when a truck rammed into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market, the German bishops have... Read more

Pilgrim holds up statue of baby Jesus during the Angelus in St. Peter's Square Dec. 11, 2016.

Pope Francis prays for Aleppo, victims of recent terrorist attacks

During the Angelus for the third Sunday of Advent, also called Gaudete Sunday, Pope Francis made a special appeal for... Read more

Manila Cathedral.

Terrorist threats may suspend Masses in Philippines capital

An uptick in terrorist activity may cause Masses and other liturgical celebrations to be suspended in the capital city of... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope calls on religions to condemn acts of terrorism, violence

Pope Francis spoke to representatives of different religions Thursday, telling them that acts of terrorism and violence must be very... Read more

Nigerian school girls.

Boko Haram releases 21 kidnapped Nigerian girls

Radical Islamist militant group Boko Haram has released 21 schoolgirls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 in... Read more

Pope Francis greets survivors of the Nice, France terrorist attack during an audience at the Vatican on Sept. 24, 2016.

Love can be only response to evil, Pope tells attack survivors

Pope Francis met with survivors of the Nice, France terrorist attack on Saturday, urging them to respond with forgiveness and... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, blesses a new building at the North American College in Rome on Jan. 6, 2015.

Vatican official: Religion has the responsibility to condemn terrorism

While genocide, war crimes, and violence against humanity continue to plague individuals across the globe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal... Read more

Amal Clooney at a 2015 press conference.

In grilling UN speech, Amal Clooney blasts failure to stop ISIS

Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS captivity after her family was slaughtered, has been named a new... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral.

Woman charged in foiled attack on Notre Dame cathedral

A woman was charged over the weekend by French authorities in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to attack Notre... Read more

How the response to 9/11 affected Christians in the Middle East

On the 15th anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks, we shouldn't overlook how Middle Eastern Christians have suffered... Read more

A nuclear bomb explosion at the Nevada Test Site, April 18, 1953. Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office.

Catholic and Shia Muslim leaders unite to condemn WMDs, terrorism

Shia Muslim religious leaders from Iran and U.S. Catholic bishops say they have a common fight against weapons of mass... Read more

Priest suffers minor injuries after failed suicide bomb, axe attack at Mass

A priest suffered minor injuries after a man armed with a suicide bomb and an axe attacked at Sunday Mass... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience May 28, 2014.

Pope prays for victims of 'bloody' attack at a wedding in Turkey

After an explosion in southern Turkey lit up a wedding ceremony, killing 50 people and wounding nearly 100 more, Pope... Read more

A statue of Bernadette Soubirous and Our Lady of Guadalupe near the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France on May 15, 2015.

Lourdes increased its security for the Assumption

The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.  Read more

Mary. Artist Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Museu da Casa Brasileira. Wikimedia Commons.

France offering all Assumption Masses for the country's intentions

Following the wave of Islamist terror attacks that have bloodied France since last year, the country’s bishops have decided to... Read more

Republican VP candidate Mike Pence at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.

Pence slammed for proposed Christian, Jewish refugee ban

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was met with heated criticism after suggesting that a Trump administration may ban Christian... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight, August, 2014.

Pope sends condolences to victims of Pakistan hospital attack

Pope Francis offered his condolences to those affected by the “senseless and brutal” attack against a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan,... Read more

Nun who escaped with her life talks about ISIS attack in France

Sister Danielle, one of the religious who was held hostage by ISIS at a church in France, was able to... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight. August, 2014.

Pope condemns 'absurd violence' after priest is killed in French church

Pope Francis has decried the “absurd violence” which has left an elderly priest dead after his church in northern France... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 3, 2014.

Pope responds to violence in Munich and Kabul with call for more prayer

On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to recent acts of violence in Germany and Afghanistan, expressing his closeness to the families... Read more