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Eritrean seminarians at study in Asmara.

Eritrea's forced military service drains Church manpower

Dec 4, 2012

The Eritrean government’s practice of forced military conscription means that seminarians and other church workers are being forced into the... Read more


Car bombs terrorize Syrian Christians in Damascus

Nov 30, 2012

Two deadly car bombs that exploded in a Damascus suburb Nov. 28 killed at least 34 people and are “terrorizing”... Read more

Villagers Flee Violence in DRC’s North Kivu Province, April 30, 2012.

Bishops decry Congo violence, urge international help

Nov 28, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Leaders of the Catholic Church in Africa are calling for humanitarian aid and peace efforts in the eastern part of... Read more

Cardinal John Onaiyekan walks through Vatican City after being made a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI Nov. 24.

Nigerian cardinal condemns bombing of Protestant church

Nov 26, 2012

The newest cardinal from Nigeria has condemned a deadly terrorist attack on a Protestant church at a local military base,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims during the Nov. 14, 2012 general audience in Paul VI Hall.

Pope warns Gaza conflict could spread in Middle East

Nov 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is warning violence could spread through the region, after Israel continued bombing Gaza and a suicide bomb... Read more

Smoke rises from Gaza after it was hit by Israeli airstrikes on Nov. 14, 2012.

Jerusalem bishop laments new Israeli-Palestinian violence

Nov 16, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Amid renewed military action between Israel and the Gaza Strip, a bishop from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is lamenting... Read more


Diocese laments massacre of farm workers in Colombia

Nov 9, 2012

The Diocese of Santa Rosa de Osos in the Colombian province of Antioquia has condemned the massacre of 10 farm... Read more

A shell lays in the middle of the street in Homs, Syria, a remnant of the June 11, 2012 heavy attack leveled on the city.

Bishops' delegation says international support critical for Syrian refugees

Nov 2, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A delegation from the U.S. bishops’ conference that recently visited the Middle East believes that the Syrian refugee crisis is... Read more

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

After Catholic church bombing, Nigerians call for security

Nov 1, 2012

Following the deadly suicide bombing on a Catholic Church in north Nigeria, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of... Read more

Emergency personnel outside of the Family Research Council building after the shooting on Aug 15, 2012.

Family Research Council shooting suspect charged with terrorism

Oct 26, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A federal grand jury indicted a 28-year-old Virginia man for “committing an act of terrorism” in connection with the shooting... Read more


Vatican condemns Beirut car bomb attack

Oct 19, 2012

The Vatican’s spokesman is condemning the car bomb attack in Beirut which killed a leading Lebanese security official and seven... Read more

The entrance to María Auxiliadora School in Mérida, Spain.

Spanish youths attack Catholic school, threaten to burn priests alive

Oct 19, 2012

A group of young people shouting, “Where are the priests? We’re going to burn them at the stake,” attacked the... Read more

Thou Shalt Not Kill yard sign being distributed in the archdiocese.

Campaign against New Orleans violence recalls 1815 prayers

Oct 15, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

“Thou shalt not kill” is the message on yard signs being distributed to parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans... Read more

Shooting victim Malala Yousafzai arrives in the U.K. for specialist treatment.

As targeted girl arrives in UK, religious leaders in Pakistan pray

Oct 15, 2012

Christians across Pakistan are praying for 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, whose recent attempted murder by the Taliban has sparked widespread rebuke... Read more


Catholic bishop supports girl shot by Taliban

Oct 11, 2012

A Catholic bishop in Pakistan has voiced “sympathy and solidarity” towards Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Muslim activist critically injured by... Read more

Fr. Christiaan Kappes.

Indiana priest found after scare in Greece

Oct 8, 2012

A Catholic priest from Indiana who disappeared in Greece after telling his family he believed he was in danger has... Read more

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

'Pro-choice terrorist' sentenced for death threats against pro-lifers

Oct 4, 2012

A self-described “pro-choice terrorist” on Wednesday was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his 2010 internet death threats... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishop Richard E. Pates.

US bishops offer condolences, support after Nigeria church bombing

Sep 28, 2012

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offered their support to the Church in Nigeria after a suicide car... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

Catholics decry Muslim violence in Libya, Middle East

Sep 15, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Catholic leaders and scholars have denounced the violence that killed a U.S. ambassador and several other Americans in Libya, as... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Vatican condemns killing of US Ambassador in Libya

Sep 13, 2012

The Vatican voiced its “firmest possible condemnation” of the fatal attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which... Read more