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FBI retracts leaked document orchestrating investigation of Catholics

Feb 9, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Joe Bukuras

The FBI says it is retracting a leaked document published on the internet Feb. 8. Read more


‘The Atlantic’ publishes article on the rosary as symbol of far-right, violent extremism

Aug 15, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The author describes photos of rosary beads "made of cartridge casings, and complete with gun-metal-finish crucifixes." Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, pictured Feb. 26, 2019. Credit: Mazur/cbcew.org.uk.

English cardinal calls for ‘unambiguous legislation’ against ‘hateful extremism’

Feb 24, 2021

An English cardinal called on Wednesday for “unambiguous legislation” to fight “hateful extremism” following a report arguing that gaps in U.K. law... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi, Pakistan.

Pakistan's cardinal-elect warns of growing extremism in his country

Jun 27, 2018

By Elise Harris

Ahead of tomorrow’s Vatican consistory, Pakistani Archbishop Joseph Coutts sees his upcoming elevation to the rank of cardinal as a... Read more

How to fight extremism? Unite for religious liberty, rabbi says

Apr 18, 2016

Facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and government crackdowns on religious practice, European religious communities must stand together, insisted... Read more

Pope Francis.

Using God’s name to justify violence is 'blasphemy,' Pope Francis says

Nov 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an... Read more

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliph of the Islamic State.

Dialogue with the Islamic State? Not likely, says Cardinal Parolin

Oct 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, said that while interreligious dialogue is important, it’s not likely possible with... Read more


Could 'British values' push jeopardize Catholic education in the UK?

Jul 30, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Some Catholics in Great Britain are concerned the push for “British values” in schools, meant to counter Islamist extremism, could... Read more