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No suspects yet in Tanzanian killing of Catholic priest

Feb 20, 2013

According to Paolo Taffuri, the coordinator of Radio Maria Africa, officials in Tanzania have not yet found those responsible for... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan prays at the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Cardinal Dolan finds common ground with Obama on guns

Feb 20, 2013

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York highlighted President Barack Obama's “call for sensible steps on gun control,” noting that... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah appears in a April 2012 interview with CNA. File photo.

Vatican officials arrive in Jordan as refugee crisis continues

Feb 19, 2013

Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, is visiting Jordan to take stock of the serious refugee... Read more

CNA

Police disarm explosive device found in Madrid cathedral

Feb 8, 2013

Police officers in Madrid successfully disarmed an explosive device that was discovered in a confessional at the Cathedral of La... Read more

Local and federal investigators work to gather evidence after a security guard was shot in the arm at the Family Research Council offices Aug. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC.

FRC shooter's plea renews criticism of 'hate group' label

Feb 7, 2013

Following the guilty plea of the man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council last summer, pro-family... Read more

CNA

Colombian priest killed in continuing trend of violence

Feb 5, 2013

A cardinal in Colombia is mourning the recent murder of a local priest, which brings the clergy death toll in... Read more

CNA

Priest, 80, forgives attackers after brutal beating

Jan 23, 2013

An elderly priest in Venezuela has said that he is willing to forgive the men who violently attacked him at... Read more

CNA

Colombian bishop indignant over murder of priest

Jan 18, 2013

Bishop Jose Roberto Ospina Leongomez of Buga, Colombia expressed sadness and indignation over the recent murder of one of the... Read more

CNA

Mexico grateful for Church help in weapons surrender program

Jan 14, 2013

Mexico's federal district thanked the Archdiocese of Mexico City for its help in a weapons surrender program which took place... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual 'state of the world' address to ambassadors at the Vatican's Regia Hall on Jan. 7, 2013.

Pope asks diplomats to seek peace, appeals for Syria

Jan 7, 2013

Pope Benedict gave a wide-ranging address to a group of ambassadors and diplomats that urged an end to the “slaughter”... Read more

Smoke billows skyward as homes and buildings are shelled June 9, 2012 in the city of Homs, Syria.

Syrian conflict could worsen Christian exodus

Jan 4, 2013

Fighting in Syria continues to put pressure on the minority Christian population, leading to fears that more Syrians will join... Read more

(L-R) Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop John C. Wester, and Bishop Stephen E. Blaire.

Bishops call for cultural changes after Newtown shooting

Jan 3, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Disturbing trends of violence in society should prompt both policy examinations and cultural changes, said committee leaders of the U.S.... Read more

Knights Sponsor Prayer Drive for Newtown.

Knights in Newtown organize nationwide prayer drive

Dec 21, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

The Knights of Columbus at St. Rose of Lima parish in Newtown, Conn. have organized a prayer drive for the benefit... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila at an August 2012 blessing ceremony for Seton House in downtown Denver.

Goodness is best response to evil of shootings, Archbishop Aquila says

Dec 19, 2012

As the nation mourns the loss of life in the Newtown, Conn. shooting, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver is... Read more

Children return to school Dec. 18, 2012 four days after the attack in Newtown, Conn.

Religious women support teenagers grieving after shooting

Dec 18, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Consecrated women from a religious community in Connecticut are offering prayers, counseling and support to high school students following a... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass Oct. 20, 2012 at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica.

Archbishop Chaput: Advent's message relevant in wake of tragedy

Dec 18, 2012

The message of Advent is applicable in today’s world, especially in light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the... Read more

A makeshift memorial outside St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church draws mourners on Dec. 16 after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.

Elementary school massacre 'not part of God’s plan,' Newtown priest says

Dec 16, 2012

The motive behind the gunman whose Dec. 14 shooting rampage took the lives of 28 people, including 20 children, is... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope 'deeply saddened' by Connecticut shooting

Dec 16, 2012

The Pope expressed sorrow over the Sandy Hook school shooting that massacred 20 children and offered prayers for the victims'... Read more

 Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of an elementary school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Catholic priests respond quickly to Conn. school shooting

Dec 14, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Several priests of the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport responded quickly to the mass murder of adults and schoolchildren at a... Read more

CNA

Pope makes second appeal for Congo as situation worsens

Dec 5, 2012

The Pope has repeated his plea for international humanitarian aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo just two months after... Read more