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Forensic police are seen at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in the Sydney suburb of Wakeley, Australia, on April 16, 2024. Hundreds clashed with police in western Sydney on April 15 after Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was stabbed at the alter during a service at an Assyrian church in Wakeley. New South Wales police have declared the attack a terror event. Police apprehended a 16-year-old in connection with the attack.

Australian archbishop, religious leaders urge calm after violent attack on Sydney bishop

Apr 16, 2024

By AC Wimmer

“I urge the faithful to not respond to these events with fear, avoiding places of worship because they are worried... Read more

City skyline in Sydney, Australia.

Australian police arrest male suspect following stabbing attack at Sydney church

Apr 15, 2024

By AC Wimmer

In a first statement, New South Wales police urged the community to avoid the area, saying several people were stabbed,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Vatican's Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Pope Francis expresses sorrow as Sydney knife attack shocks Australia

Apr 13, 2024

By AC Wimmer

“Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the violent attack in Sydney, and he sends the assurance of his... Read more

March 17, 2016. Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on March 17, 2016.

People who joined Cardinal Pell ‘pile-on’ guilty of ‘intellectual cowardice,’ says speaker

Mar 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The cardinal was acquitted by Australia’s High Court on April 7, 2020. Read more

A man places flowers as a mark of respect for the victims of Martin Place siege on December 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Christ offers healing and peace, Sydney archbishop says after siege

Dec 16, 2014

In the aftermath of a hostage situation at an Australian café, Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., stressed that the love... Read more

Sydney archbishop calls for prayers amid hostage crisis

Dec 15, 2014

The archbishop of Sydney has called for prayers after several people were taken hostage in the Australian city, reminding citizens... Read more

St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia.

World Youth Day organizer named as next Sydney archbishop

Sep 18, 2014

Pope Francis has named the next Archbishop of Sydney: Parramatta Bishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., a Sydney native and a lead... Read more