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Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

May 31, 2017

A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father... Read more

The outside of Manchester Arena. A bomb was exploded in the foyer at the end of a concert May 22, 2017,

Manchester bishop: There is 'no justification' for horrific attack (Updated)

May 23, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theater in Manchester... Read more

Pope Francis at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, April 28, 2017.

Pope tells Egypt's authorities they have key role in brokering peace

Apr 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

Shortly after landing in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced violent fundamentalism in his speech to civil authorities, telling them... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peters Square for the general audience Sept. 21 2016.

Despite deadly attacks, Pope Francis will still go to Egypt

Apr 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Monday that Pope Francis' trip to Egypt at the end of the month will go on as... Read more

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

Pope prays for victims of attack on church in Egypt

Apr 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

After a bomb blast killed nearly 30 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in Egypt, Pope Francis voiced his closeness to... Read more

General Audience with Pope Francis, April 17, 2013.

Teen pleads guilty over plot to kill Pope during US visit

Apr 4, 2017

On Monday, 17 year-old Santos Colon of Lindenwold, New Jersey pleaded guilty to charges related to a plot to kill... Read more

St. Basil’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg Russia.

Archbishop laments 'curse of terrorism' after St. Petersburg attack

Apr 3, 2017

Archbishop Paolo Pezzi of Moscow offered his prayers and condolences following a deadly explosion in the St. Petersburg metro on... Read more

A police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England.

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly London attack

Mar 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

After four people died in an apparent terrorist attack in London yesterday, Pope Francis has voiced his sorrow and solidarity... Read more

 Westminster Bridge, Big Ben.

Prayers go out amid confusion, chaos following London attack

Mar 22, 2017

Church and government leaders offered prayers in the aftermath of an attack in London on Wednesday afternoon.  Read more

Pope Francis meets victims of the Dhaka Cafe attack in Vatican City, Feb. 22, 2017.

Pope meets families of victims from deadly Bangladesh attack

Feb 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met Wednesday morning with the families of nine of the victims of a terrorist attack which took place... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea. Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope prays for victims of terrorist attacks in Iraq and Pakistan

Feb 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After leading the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for all those affected by violence and war around the world, particularly... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Salesians to participate in novena for safe release of Fr. Tom

Jan 14, 2017

On the 10 month anniversary of the kidnapping of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil in Yemen, the Salesians are inviting people around... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 3, 2014.

After Istanbul attack, Pope prays for those who fight 'bloody stain' of terrorism

Jan 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the first day of the new year and the 50th World Day of Peace, Pope Francis condemned a terrorist... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square April 13, 2016.

Pope Francis pleads for end to 'homicidal madness' of terrorism

Dec 20, 2016

By Elise Harris

What are being called two major acts of terrorism in just the past 24 hours have prompted Pope Francis to... Read more

Blue light of a police car.

Bishops mourn victims of deadly truck detour on Berlin Christmas market

Dec 20, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Dec 11, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Dec 1, 2016

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

Nov 3, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Oct 14, 2016

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