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A copy of Charlie Hebdo magazine from a French bookstore in London, Jan. 16, 2015.

Pope Francis decries Charlie Hebdo motivated attacks in Niger

Pope Francis condemned deadly protests in Niger during which dozens of churches were torched over the weekend, stressing that religious... Read more

A still image from an amateur video posted on Youtube shows a moment of the assault on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 7, 2015.

Vatican condemns 'horrible attack' on French newspaper

Pope Francis has voiced his “strongest condemnation” of the “horrible attack” on a French satirical newspaper that published insulting cartoons... Read more

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

Muslims must speak out against terrorism, violence, Pope insists

On his in-flight press conference returning from a three-day trip to Turkey, Pope Francis said that Muslim leaders around the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on the papal plane on his way to Strasbourg, France, Nov. 25, 2014.

Is dialogue with terrorists a lost cause? Pope Francis says no

Speaking to journalists in-flight on his way back from Strasbourg, Pope Francis touched on dialogue with extremist terrorists – saying... Read more

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Report: Boko Haram threatens regional capital in Nigeria

The militant Islamic group Boko Haram has surrounded Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, according to local leaders who charge... Read more

FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors at the World Trade Center site on Sept 17, 2001.

Love of God linked to love of man, archbishop reminds on 9/11

The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States is a chance to mourn and... Read more

(L-R) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Invocation for Peace in the Vatican Gardens June 8.

Global organization of religions proposed to counter terrorism

In a recent meeting with Pope Francis, former Israeli president Shimon Peres suggested forming an “Organization of United Relations” to... Read more

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Catholics denounce use of hashtags for 'paramilitary warfare'

Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that... Read more

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Prayer a stronghold in life, death of Catholic journalist James Foley

Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley – who was allegedly killed by... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the general audience in Saint Peter's Square on Sept. 25, 2013.

Pope laments loss of innocent life in Malaysian plane crash

Following the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine yesterday, Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims,... Read more

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria.

Nigerian bishop calls on global community to fight Boko Haram

One day after bombings in his city killed nearly 120, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has called on the... Read more

Deborah Peters was abducted by Boko Harma in Nigeria and survived.

Teenage girl recounts terror, violence of Boko Haram attacks

A teenage girl whose family members were murdered by members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is sharing her... Read more

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Global community offers prayers, support after Kenya attack

A deadly terrorist attack at a shopping mall in the capital of Kenya has drawn prayers and condolences from across... Read more

Names on the 9-11 Memorial in New York, NY.

Bishops release special Mass prayers for 9/11 anniversary

On the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. bishops have released special Mass intercessions to... Read more

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US government condemns killings by Nigerian extremist group

A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said the United States “strongly condemns” recent killings in Nigeria and an Aug.... Read more

US urged to recognize Nigerian extremist group as terrorists

Several U.S. religious liberty groups are renewing calls for the federal government to officially recognize Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko... Read more

An unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone. USAF photo by Lance Cheung.

Drone use prompts Catholic call for greater caution

Catholic leaders and academics have outlined the need for greater public discussion on the American policy of using drones to... Read more

A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square on April 15, 2013.

Archdiocese of Boston urges prayers after marathon explosions

As local police report at least two people dead and dozens injured following a pair of explosions at the finish... Read more

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Peruvian archbishop condemns rise in terrorism, drug trafficking

Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura urged Peruvians to pray for the Virgin Mary's intercession, as drug trafficking and terrorism... Read more

Sept 17, 2001. FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors at the WTC.

Nation's leaders commemorate 9/11 with prayers

On the eleventh anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks the U.S. has seen, Church leaders and political figures remembered those... Read more