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Sr. Mary Daniel Abud (L) and Sr. Regina Roba (R) were killed in an ambush by armed gunmen in South Sudan on Aug. 16, 2021.

Pope Francis saddened by ‘brutal attack’ which killed Catholic nuns in South Sudan

Aug 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sr. Mary Daniel Abud and Sr. Regina Roba were killed by armed gunmen along a highway in South Sudan on... Read more

Great Mosque in Mecca.

Vatican condemns religious violence in Ramadan statement

May 1, 2020

In a statement marking the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Vaticand has condemned an increasing spate... Read more

Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton celebrating the 2019 Chrism Mass. Courtesy photo, Diocese of Scranton.

Social media, polarization risk fueling violence, bishop says

Apr 30, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Religious intolerance and violence are being fueled by a polarized society and fanned by social media, Bishop Joseph Bambera of... Read more

Pope Francis at a General Audience in Rome, June 2018.

Pope Francis joins international community in mourning after New Zealand attacks

Mar 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis mourned “senseless acts of violence” against innocent life after the New Zealand mosque attacks. On Friday, at least... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on August 14, 2014.

Pope prays for peace in the Holy Land amid escalating violence

Oct 18, 2015

By Elise Harris

Following multiple knife attacks in the Holy Land this weekend, Pope Francis has appealed for courage and strength in bringing... Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry speaks during an Oasis conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia June 17, 2014.

Violence stems from evil in society, cardinal observes

Jun 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a recent conference discussing interreligious violence Cardinal George Alencherry of India explained that although motivations driving violent acts are... Read more

Speakers at the Oasis Foundation conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia June 16, 2014

Bosnia event touches on religious violence in light of WWI

Jun 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

International leaders within the Catholic Church have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to discuss the consequences of the First World War,... Read more