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Egypt's Christians call for peace after attack on Orthodox cathedral

Apr 9, 2013

Christian leaders in Egypt appealed for calm after a mob attacked St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday... Read more

Pope Francis holds his first general audience on March 27, 2013 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope calls for end to Central African Republic violence

Mar 27, 2013

Pope Francis appealed for an “immediate halt to violence and looting” in the Central African Republic after a coup toppled... Read more

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

Papal agency working to help displaced Syrians

Mar 19, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Catholic Near East Welfare Association is working with local Churches in and around Syria to help refugees and those who... Read more

Syrian war survivors receive help from the Sisters of Charity of Besançon.

After two years of Syrian violence, religious sisters continue aid

Mar 15, 2013

While the world marks the second anniversary of demonstrations that began what is now the Syrian civil war, the Sisters... Read more

Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini.

Jailed Iranian pastor reports 'threatening' abuse

Feb 22, 2013

Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison, has spoken out about his... Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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