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Police stand near the site of a van attack on a crowd of pedestrians in Muenster, Germany April 7, 2018.

Muenster bishop offers prayers for victims of van attack

Apr 7, 2018

Bishop Felix Genn of Muenster, Germany called for prayers Saturday, after a man drove a delivery vehicle into a crowd... Read more

Fr. Alfred Kunz celebrates Mass. Courtesy of the Journal Sentinel.

Who killed Fr. Kunz? Wisc. police launch campaign to revive cold case

Mar 7, 2018

Fr. Alfred Kunz was a 67-year-old parish priest at St. Michael’s church in the rural town of Dane, Wisconsin.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope: It’s blasphemy to commit crimes in the name of God

Feb 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis met with participants in a conference on violence committed in the name of religion, emphasizing that... Read more

Bishop: Congo 'gained heroes' when protesters shed blood

Jan 17, 2018

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo held a memorial Mass Friday for protesters killed last month while... Read more

Churches attacked in Chile ahead of Pope's visit

Jan 12, 2018

Just days before Pope Francis' visit to Chile, three Catholic churches in the capital of Santiago were attacked by unknown... Read more

Candlelight vigil.

Cardinal condemns deadly attacks on DRC protesters

Jan 4, 2018

A Catholic cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has strongly condemned security forces’ attacks on protesters amid deadly political... Read more

Children displaced by conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The devastating but little-noticed DRC refugee crisis

Dec 8, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Every day, thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to flee their homes.  Read more

Pro-life student assaulted outside Planned Parenthood

Dec 4, 2017

A 15-year-old student was taken to the hospital after a woman punched her in the face outside of a Planned... Read more

Police tape.

Sacramento bishop leads prayer after northern California shooting

Nov 14, 2017

Notifying his fellow bishops of “a terrible shooting” in his diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento led them in prayer... Read more

Las Vegas bishop calls for prayer after mass shooting

Oct 2, 2017

On Monday, the Bishop of Las Vegas, Joseph A. Pepe, voiced grief over a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read more

Jason Stockley Protests in St. Louis, Missouri.

Archbishop calls for peace amid protests over St Louis verdict

Sep 18, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of St. Louis called for prayer and peace after a judge acquitted a former St. Louis police officer... Read more

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia greets Pope Francis on Sept. 7, 2017.

Pope to Colombian authorities: Eliminate violence by upholding dignity of all

Sep 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the first formal speech of his visit to Colombia, Pope Francis on Thursday told government authorities that the key... Read more

CAR children.

In deadly CAR conflict, Catholic seminary shelters 2,000 Muslims

Sep 1, 2017

Thousands of Muslim refugees have fled deadly militias in the Central African Republic thanks to Bangassou’s Bishop Juan José Aguirre... Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Video shows ISIS destroying Catholic church, threatening Rome

Aug 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate... Read more

'Forgive them' – powerful words from father of Charlottesville victim

Aug 15, 2017

After recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia involving white supremacy groups and counter-protesters, the father of the woman who was killed... Read more

Calls for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville

Aug 12, 2017

The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured... Read more

Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral dies in hospital

Aug 3, 2017

Father José Miguel Machorro, who was stabbed in the neck and torso mid-May at the conclusion of Mass at the... Read more

Security camera image of the explosion outside the Mexican Bishops' Conference.

Statement claims radical feminist group bombed Mexico bishops' conference

Jul 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

An online statement purporting to be from a radical feminist group has claimed responsibility for the explosive set off at... Read more

Bomb set off at Mexican Bishops' Conference headquarters

Jul 25, 2017

Unidentified persons set off an explosive today at the headquarters of the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) in Mexico City. No... Read more

Mexican priest moved to intermediate care after stabbing attack

Jun 27, 2017

Father Miguel Angel Machorro, who was stabbed May 15 at the Mexico City Cathedral, left intensive care and was transferred... Read more