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Protesters run from riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Cardinal encourages Lenten prayers for Venezuela

Mar 18, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela, called on the faithful to intensify their prayers during Lent for God to... Read more

Belfast, Northern Ireland at night. TS Drown via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Leaders talk justice for Northern Ireland victims of violence

Mar 13, 2014

In a hearing on Capitol Hill, human rights experts and survivors of decades of violence and civil unrest in Northern... Read more

  Protesters are met by riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela cardinal calls for peace amid escalating violence

Mar 11, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino of Caracas again urged peace amid increasing conflict in Venezuela, where at least 20 people have... Read more

Protestors take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent-chapels on Maidan Square in Kyiv.

Ukrainian Catholic archbishop prays for Crimea

Mar 1, 2014

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church issued a statement Feb. 28 praying for the people of Crimea and... Read more

Knights urge prayers to St. Francis for peace in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2014

The Knights of Columbus have asked that the faithful join them in reciting the Prayer of St. Francis this coming... Read more

 Protesters run from riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela cardinal asks government to rein in armed groups

Feb 21, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas said the Church is willing to help establish peace in Venezuela, but reminded the... Read more

Protestors can take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent-chapels on Maidan Square in Kiev.

Catholic patriarch condemns deadly violence in Ukraine

Feb 20, 2014

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic patriarch has decried the deadly conflict between the government and protesters, calling for prayer and fasting... Read more

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Nigeria archbishop laments failure to stop Boko Haram

Feb 20, 2014

Amid continuing attacks in Nigeria attributed to the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, one of the country's leading bishops has... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan

Feb 19, 2014

Violence in South Sudan has put people in parts of the Diocese of Malakal at risk of starvation, as well... Read more

A man holds a machete (aka Balaka in Songo) on Nov. 8, 2013 in the outskirts of Bangui, Central African Republic.

Archbishop warns of genocide in Central African Republic

Feb 14, 2014

A Central African bishop has reported signs of genocide in the growing conflict there, urging an effective security response and... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Christian aid group zeros-in on helping South Sudan victims

Feb 10, 2014

Christian aid organization Sudan Relief Fund is helping thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons with supply water and other... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Bishops say South Sudan faces decisive moment after conflict

Feb 2, 2014

The Catholic bishops of Sudan and South Sudan have said South Sudan is at a turning point, urging repentance and... Read more

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Mexican bishops call for solution amid Michoacan violence

Jan 24, 2014

The Mexican bishops called on government leaders to find a comprehensive solution to the violence that is afflicting the country,... Read more

His Beatitude Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (Center) participates in Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Amid violence, South Sudan Catholics outline steps to peace

Jan 10, 2014

Voicing “anguish and dismay” at the deteriorating situation in South Sudan, a Catholic bishop shared his diocese’s ten proposals to... Read more

Internally Displaced Persons make camp next to the Cathedral on November 10, 2013 in Bossangoa, Central African Republic.

Conflict puts Central African refugees in 'horrendous' situation

Jan 9, 2014

As the refugee situation in the Central African Republic continues to worsen, Catholic Relief Services says it is working to... Read more

Women carry placards with messages of peace during a UN visit in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on May 23, 2013.

Drastic increase in murders of religious, missionaries in 2013

Jan 8, 2014

The Church throughout the world has expereince increased violence in the past year, according to a recent global report on... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

South Sudanese Christians call for end to violence

Jan 4, 2014

Christian leaders in South Sudan have responded to new violence with a call for peace and reconciliation, urging their countrymen... Read more

  View of Dhaka, Bangladesh taken on April 17, 2012 (cropped).

Bangladeshi bishop calls for peace amid pre-election violence

Jan 3, 2014

As Bangladesh experiences widespread strikes and violent protests in the run-up to its parliamentary elections, the bishop of the nation's... Read more

Faithful in the Central African Republic gather to pray for peace.

Seeking hope, Central Africans pray novena for peace

Dec 19, 2013

As severe violence continues to afflict the Central African Republic, Catholics are praying a novena for peace and encouraging forgiveness... Read more