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St. Clement's Eucharistic Shrine in Boston.

Boston priest comforts locals, says Christ offers 'real healing'

Apr 16, 2013

A priest who offered consolation to passers-by after the explosion at the Boston Marathon said that the event left him... Read more

President Barack Obama.

Political leaders encourage hope amid Boston tragedy

Apr 16, 2013

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, state and federal lawmakers are offering assistance and support to the people... Read more

A family leaves flowers in front of the home of the Richard family whose eight-year-old son, Martin, was killed during the Boston explosions.

Slain Catholic boy remembered by Boston community

Apr 16, 2013

The young Catholic boy killed when a bomb exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is being remembered... Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley.

Church leaders pray for peace in wake of Boston bombing

Apr 16, 2013

Catholic leaders offered prayers and sent words of peace to those affected by the explosions at the Boston Marathon, encouraging... Read more

A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square on April 15, 2013.

Archdiocese of Boston urges prayers after marathon explosions

Apr 15, 2013

As local police report at least two people dead and dozens injured following a pair of explosions at the finish... Read more


Church bells toll in Colombia for victims of violence

Apr 10, 2013

Church bells across Colombia rang out on Tuesday in a move of solidarity with the thousands of victims of violence... Read more

\Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.

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