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People attend a rally for the release of the hostages kidnapped by Hamas at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the U.N. headquarters on Jan. 12, 2024, in New York City.

Hostages taken in Hamas terror attack approach 100th day in captivity

Jan 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Over 100 hostages of the conflict are still estimated to be held in Gaza, with advocates and global groups drawing... Read more


Mother of Israeli hostage thanks Pope Francis for his efforts to free captives in Gaza

Nov 10, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

“Holy Father, thank you for taking the time to try to help us free the 240 human beings who are... Read more

Rocket shells are left on the grass outside a house where civilians and soldiers were killed by Hamas militants days earlier, Oct. 11, 2023, in Be'eri, Israel.

Israeli woman whose 80-year-old father was among those taken hostage: ‘Save their lives’

Oct 11, 2023

By Daniel Payne

“Dozens of terrorists invaded the kibbutz and started butchering the residents, going house by house,” Noam Perry said. “They butchered... Read more


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