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Mexican police in Ciudad Juarez.

Family is key to break Mexico’s cycle of violence, priest says

Oct 24, 2019

As violence continues to plague parts of Mexico, one priest in the country stressed the importance of strong families in... Read more

Soldiers patrol in Culiacan on Oct. 18, 2019.

Mexican diocese prays for peace as capture, release of El Chapo's son sparks violence

Oct 18, 2019

Following hours of heavy fighting in a city in Northern Mexico as officials detained and then released the son of... Read more

Mexican archbishop denounces 'shameful corruption'

Sep 24, 2019

Archbishop Hipólito Reyes Larios of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, decried “shameful corruption” in the country and called... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Colombian bishop decries assassination of mayoral candidate

Sep 4, 2019

The secretary general of the Colombian bishops' conference has deplored the assassination of Karina García, a mayoral candidate in the... Read more

'Enough of the violence' – Mexican archdiocese laments massacre at night club

Aug 29, 2019

The Archdiocese of Xalapa in Mexico called for peace after a massacre at a night club in the town of... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong Aug. 18, 2019.

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics have an important role in peaceful protests

Aug 21, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

As massive protests continue in Hong Kong, one student leader says Catholics have an important role to play in encouraging... Read more

US bishops call for new gun legislation after garlic festival shooting

Jul 31, 2019

After a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday in which the gunman killed three people and injured... Read more

Colombian bishops support marches against murder of community organizers

Jul 26, 2019

The Colombian bishops' conference has expressed its support for Friday's national march against the murders of social work leaders, citing... Read more

Mexican flag.

Mexican bishops: The violence must end

Jun 18, 2019

Catholic leaders in Mexico have spoken out against continuing violence in the country and called on governmental authorities to focus... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

The Church can play a role in fighting violence in Mexico, says priest

May 30, 2019

With violence in Mexico on the rise, the Catholic Church has a role to play in achieving lasting peace, said... Read more

Four more Burkina Faso Catholics killed in new attack

May 15, 2019

Just one day after six Catholics were murdered by gunmen in Burkina Faso, four more Catholics were shot and killed... Read more

Fr. Gregory Bierbaum speaks at Mass May 9.

‘God weeps’: Catholic leaders help community cope with STEM school shooting

May 11, 2019

By Mary Farrow

When Fr. Gregory Bierbaum heard about the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, just two miles up the road, he... Read more

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

College student cited for assault after punching pro-life activist

May 7, 2019

A college student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was arrested for assault after reportedly attacking the... Read more

A priest wears a crucifix at the residence of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith April 30, 2019.

Despite ongoing threats, ordination Mass takes place in Sri Lanka

Apr 30, 2019

As most Catholic churches remain closed across Sri Lanka, following the Easter bombings that claimed more than 250 lives, one... Read more

Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard outside St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, April 29, 2019.

New safety measures in place after Sri Lanka bombings

Apr 29, 2019

One week after the Sri Lanka Easter bombings, authorities continue to seek those responsible for the violence, while enacting new... Read more

Protesters in Zimbabwe barricaded roads with burning tires after the government more than doubled the price of fuel January 2019.

‘Zimbabwe is burning’: Bishops call for peace amid violent protests, crackdown

Jan 22, 2019

As political protests in Zimbabwe have turned violent and even fatal, reportedly leaving at least 12 people dead, the bishops... Read more

Central Africans.

CAR bishops establish day of prayer for victims of violence

Nov 29, 2018

The bishops of the Central African Republic have set aside a day of mourning and a day of prayer for... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at a prayer vigil following the Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Archbishop Gomez after Thousand Oaks shooting: Jesus cries with us

Nov 9, 2018

Archbishop José Gomez offered prayers for victims of a shooting at a country dance hall this week, telling those present... Read more

Police line. Caution tape.

After synagogue shooting, Bishop Zubik pleads for prayer, end to anti-Jewish bigotry

Oct 27, 2018

“May God free us from fear and hatred, and sow peace in our lives, our communities, and in the world,”... Read more

Fort Worth diocese removes 'no gun' signs from church property

Jul 7, 2018

The Diocese of Fort Worth is removing signs notifying people that concealed and open carry of firearms are both banned... Read more