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ISIS ally in Philippines storms Catholic cathedral, takes hostages

May 24, 2017

Islamic State-allied militants in the Philippines have taken a Catholic priest and a group of church-goers hostage, threatening to kill... Read more


Peruvian cardinal reflects on struggle of 1997 hostage crisis

Aug 9, 2012

During the presentation of a new book on his experiences during the 1997 hostage crisis at the Japanese embassy in... Read more


Former Colombian hostages thank Pope for his prayers

Jun 6, 2012

A group of eight Colombians who were kidnapped for over ten years by the country's Marxist rebel group told Pope... Read more