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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

Sep 24, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Sep 22, 2016

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

Sep 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Sep 12, 2016

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

Sep 10, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 29, 2016

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

Aug 29, 2016

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

Aug 21, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Aug 16, 2016

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

Aug 15, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Aug 10, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 9, 2016

By Ann Schneible

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

Jul 27, 2016

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

Jul 26, 2016

By Ann Schneible

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

Jul 24, 2016

By Ann Schneible

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

Mourners in Munich after a July 22, 2016 shooting spree at the Olympia Mall.

Munich archbishop, Benedict XVI grieve deadly shooting

Jul 23, 2016

By Ann Schneible

The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Doubts arise after alleged photo of Fr. Tom surfaces

Jul 20, 2016

After a photo supposedly showing Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen in March, emerged on social media, sources... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi speaks about Pope Benedict XVI's resignation on Feb.11, 2013

Vatican condemns Nice attack as 'homicidal madness'

Jul 15, 2016

By Elise Harris

After a truck plowed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing 84, the Vatican has... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope prays for victims of recent attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka

Jul 3, 2016

By Ann Schneible

On Sunday, Pope Francis remembered the victims of attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh over the weekend, and prayed for the... Read more

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

Bangladesh attack an offense against God, humanity, Pope Francis says

Jul 2, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has again voiced his sorrow for another “barbarous” terrorist attack, offering his prayers for the families and victims... Read more