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Angelus address on June 12, 2022

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Somalia

Oct 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Somalia’s president said that at least 100 people were killed in the terrorist attack. Read more

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Pastor and more than 80 others kidnapped in attacks on two Nigerian churches

Sep 23, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

On Sept. 17, militants raided the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Suleja in Niger state and abducted dozens of worshippers... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on March 20, 2022.

Pope Francis honors nun killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sister Maria de Coppi was shot and killed last week as terrorists ransacked and burned the Catholic mission where she... Read more

Flowers are placed alongside a photograph of Ignacio Echeverría and others killed in the London Bridge terror attack prior to a commemoration service on June 3, 2018, the first anniversary of the attack that killed eight people and injured dozens more.

Family of ‘skateboard hero’ of 2017 London attack campaigns for sainthood

Jun 18, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Native Spaniard Ignacio Echeverría was fatally stabbed on June 3, 2017, after trying to fend off attackers with his skateboard. Read more

Aftermath of the explosion inside Emmanuel-Butsili Parish in Beni, DRC on June 27, 2021.

Bomb in Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo 'seriously injures' two parishioners

Jun 28, 2021

By Jude Atemanke, Evans Kipkura

The early morning explosion at Emmanuel-Butsili Parish in the town of Beni was caused by a homemade bomb that had... Read more

Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, archbishop of Jakarta, in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

Indonesian bishops say Palm Sunday cathedral bombing ‘disgraced human dignity’

Mar 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Indonesia’s Catholic bishops have strongly condemned the Palm Sunday suicide bombing on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral on the... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Cardinal Sarah says West must wake up to threat of Islamism after three killed at French Catholic church

Oct 29, 2020

Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah said Thursday that the West must wake up to the threat of Islamism after three people... Read more

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice in France.

Three dead in terrorist attack at French basilica

Oct 29, 2020

An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church in Nice and wounded others, police in the... Read more

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

Pope prays for victims of 'inhumane' Afghan terrorist attack

Jan 28, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sunday, after leading the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for victims of two recent attacks in Afghanistan, holding a moment of... Read more