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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the archbishop of Vienna, pictured in 2015.

Austria’s Catholic bishops: Pray for victims of Vienna terror attack

Nov 3, 2020

Austria’s Catholic bishops have appealed for prayers for the victims of Monday night’s terror attack in Vienna.   Read more

Police seal off the street after the attack at the basilica in Nice, France, Oct. 29, 2020.

French police make six arrests over Nice terror attack

Nov 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

French police have arrested a total of six men in their investigation into the attack on the Basilica of Notre-Dame... Read more

Pope Francis prays for victims of terrorist attack at French basilica

Oct 29, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

After three people were killed in a terrorist attack in a basilica in Nice, France, on Thursday, a Vatican spokesman... Read more

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice in France.

French Catholic bishops ask churches to toll bells in memory of three killed in basilica attack

Oct 29, 2020

The French bishops asked churches across the country to toll their bells Thursday in memory of three people killed at... Read more

Monastery of St. Paul First Hermit, Egypt.

At least seven Christians killed in attack on bus in Egypt

Nov 2, 2018

At least seven Coptic Christians were killed and 12 more injured in Egypt when a bus traveling to a desert... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Casa Santa Marta on June 9, 2016.

Pope Francis prays for end to ‘inhuman violence’ after recent terrorist attacks

Aug 20, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis prayed for the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Spain, Burkina Faso and Finland, asking the... Read more

Barcelona, Spain.

Pope Francis, Spanish bishops offer prayers after Barcelona terrorist attack

Aug 17, 2017

Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist... Read more

Catholic bishops respond to tragic terrorist attacks in London

Jun 4, 2017

Catholic Cardinals and bishops throughout the world are offering their prayers after the terrorist attack in London last night that... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on September 2, 2015.

Pope prays for victims of terror attack in central London

Jun 4, 2017

Pope Francis offered his prayers after Mass on Pentecost Sunday for the victims of the terrorist attack at London Bridge.  Read more