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Protesters take part in the Egyptian March on Washington D.C. August 22, 2013.

Protest over Egypt violence draws hundreds to nation's capital

Aug 23, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Hundreds of Egyptian Christians and Muslims gathered in Washington. D.C., on Aug. 22 to protest acts of terror directed against... Read more

US urged to recognize Nigerian extremist group as terrorists

Aug 21, 2013

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

Syrians streaming into Kurdistan, Iraq on August 15, 2013.

Twenty-thousand Syrian Kurds forced to take refuge in Iraq

Aug 21, 2013

Following recent clashes in Syria between al-Qaeda linked opposition groups and Kurdish forces, 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Iraqi... Read more


Priest in Italy suspects mafia behind attack on parish

Aug 20, 2013

A priest in southern Italy believes that local mafia members may be behind a recent attack on his parish after... Read more

An Egyptian man stands amongst debris in the Nasr City district on August 14, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptian patriarch calls recent violence a 'war' on terrorism

Aug 19, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The head of the Coptic Catholic Church has expressed solidarity with other Egyptians over the wave of violence that has... Read more

Egyptian security forces clear Cairo protest camps Aug 14-2013.

Pope, religious freedom advocates lament Egyptian violence

Aug 15, 2013

Pope Francis joined proponents of religious liberty in voicing grief at the “painful news” of more than 600 deaths and... Read more

Paul Marshall speaks during a panel discussion at the Hudson Institute on March 27, 2013.

Expert urges US to address Nigeria violence against Christians

Aug 7, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

As bombings against Christian churches in Nigeria continue, a religious liberty scholar is calling on the U.S. government to recognize... Read more

The bishops' conference of Africa meets with Central African Republic President Joseph Kabila during their 2013 plenary assembly..

Bishops urge end of 'indifference' to Central African Republic

Jul 19, 2013

The bishops' conference of Africa released a message of solidarity with the people of the Central African Republic, where a... Read more

George Zimmerman (R) stands as the jury arrives to deliver the verdict at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center.

Black pastors call for peace amid Trayvon Martin protests

Jul 18, 2013

Reacting to the protests and scattered violence in response to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman for... Read more

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria.

Cardinal says foreign pressures fuel violence in Nigeria, Syria

Jun 20, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

At a conference of interfaith leaders in Milan, Cardinal John O. Onaiyekan suggested that Islamist violence in his country of... Read more


Bishop says no truce yet between Honduran gangs

Jun 3, 2013

A bishop in Honduras said a truce has still not been achieved between rival gangs in the country that have... Read more

Syrian Christian refugees.

Vatican representative at UN pleads for end to Syria 'bloodbath'

May 16, 2013

The apostolic nuncio to the United Nations urged those with influence over the warring parties in Syria to encourage them... Read more

Rep Chris Smith listens during an October 4 Helsinki Commission hearing.

Britain urged to investigate murder of Irish human rights champion

May 16, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Witnesses and congressmen at a U.S. hearing renewed a call to the British government to launch a public inquiry into... Read more

Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

US bishops promote rule banning Congo militia funding

May 6, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The U.S. bishops have reiterated their support for a federal regulation that would block American investments from supporting militias in... Read more


Venezuelan cardinal calls for end to violence

May 3, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas exhorted Venezuelans to listen to the call of Pope Francis to end the violence... Read more

FOCUS prayer breakfast remembers Boston bombing victims

May 1, 2013

A Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ breakfast near Boston offered prayers for the victims of the marathon bombings, as speakers encouraged... Read more

Albuquerque Police.

Stabbing attack at New Mexico church hospitalizes four

Apr 29, 2013

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing several members of the choir at a Catholic church in Albuquerque,... Read more

Security Council members vote during a session on April 25, 2013.

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war

Apr 25, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent “heinous acts” of sexual... Read more

Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan of Assiut.

Egyptian police accused of siding with cathedral attackers

Apr 20, 2013

A media representative for Egypt's Catholic bishops echoed concerns that police sided with Islamic extremists who attacked a funeral service... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass at Domus Galilee during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Prayer vigils offer solidarity after Boston attack

Apr 18, 2013

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, people of diverse faith backgrounds are uniting in prayer for the victims... Read more