Islamic extremists

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Fr. Rhoel Gallardo (1965-2000).

Sainthood cause opened for Filipino priest killed by Islamists in 2000

May 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Rhoel Gallardo died after being held for 43 days by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group. Read more

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah.

Christians in Nigeria are essentially 'target practice' – here's one bishop's response

Sep 16, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

For Bishop Matthew Kukah, persecution is not just the history of the Church. It’s a reality that he lives every... Read more

Cardinal Schönborn.

Cardinal Schönborn warns of 'Islamic conquest' of Europe

Sep 14, 2016

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has warned that Europe risks forfeiting its “Christian inheritance” and that an “Islamic conquest” could be in... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience May 28, 2014.

Bangladesh attack an offense against God, humanity, Pope Francis says

Jul 2, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has again voiced his sorrow for another “barbarous” terrorist attack, offering his prayers for the families and victims... Read more

Ten-year-old Sema was captured by Boko Haram and held captive for eight months.

Two years after Boko Haram's schoolgirl kidnappings, has anything changed?

Apr 14, 2016

Two years ago, radical Islamists with the militant group Boko Haram stormed a school in Chibok, Nigeria, kidnapping 276 teen... Read more

Jihadist silhouette.

The beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians was 'just the beginning'

Dec 22, 2015

By Elise Harris

While the days of the Muslim Brotherhood are over, one expert says the February murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians... Read more

View of St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican shocked over Paris terror attacks, calls for global response

Nov 13, 2015

After Friday evening's devastating terror attacks throughout Paris that are reported to have claimed over 100 lives, the Vatican voiced... Read more

London.

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

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria.

Nigerian bishop calls on global community to fight Boko Haram

May 23, 2014

One day after bombings in his city killed nearly 120, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has called on the... Read more

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria.

Cardinal says foreign pressures fuel violence in Nigeria, Syria

Jun 20, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

At a conference of interfaith leaders in Milan, Cardinal John O. Onaiyekan suggested that Islamist violence in his country of... Read more

Shooting victim Malala Yousafzai arrives in the U.K. for specialist treatment.

As targeted girl arrives in UK, religious leaders in Pakistan pray

Oct 15, 2012

Christians across Pakistan are praying for 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, whose recent attempted murder by the Taliban has sparked widespread rebuke... Read more

CNA

Archbishop pleads for help to protect Nigeria from extremists

Aug 22, 2012

A top Nigerian bishop has called on the international community to protect the religious freedom of Christians in Nigeria, warning... Read more