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Priest shot to death in Mexico

Feb 13, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Diocese of San Juan de Los Lagos in Jalisco state, Mexico, mourned the Feb. 10 shooting death of one... Read more

The late Father Richard Masivi Kasereka, C.R.M., at St. Michael the Archangel Kaseghe parish, in the DRC’s Butembo-Beni diocese, on Oct. 31, 2021, when he was installed as pastor.

Catholics pray novena for young priest killed in Congo

Feb 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Richard Masivi Kasereka, 36, was killed by armed men on Feb. 2. Read more

Funeral Mass of murdered seminarian Michael Nnadi, Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna, Nigeria, Feb. 11, 2020

Catholic priest’s murder in France: List of recent priest killings worldwide

Aug 9, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The murder of a French priest on Monday was the latest in a number of killings of priests around the... Read more

A man identified by the French newspaper La Croix as Emmanuel Abayisenga greets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Nov. 11, 2016.

Rwandan man suspected of killing French Catholic priest reportedly met Pope Francis in 2016

Aug 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

French Catholic media said the meeting took place during the Jubilee of Mercy. Read more

Fr. Olivier Maire

Who was Fr. Olivier Maire, the Catholic priest murdered in France?

Aug 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 61-year-old priest was a popular leader of retreats. Read more

Fr. Olivier Maire, French provincial superior of the Montfort Missionaries (the Company of Mary)

Update: Police question man suspected of murdering Catholic priest in France

Aug 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Gérald Darmanin wrote: “All my support to the Catholics of our country after the dramatic murder of a priest in... Read more

Fr. Con Cronin

Dublin’s Catholic archbishop pays tribute to priest who ‘sacrificed himself to save his secretary’

Aug 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Locals said Fr. Con Cronin pushed the woman to safety when a bus veered towards them. Read more

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna archdiocese.

Nigerian archbishop prays for killers’ conversion at burial of murdered Catholic priest

Jun 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fr. Alphonsus Bello was found dead May 21 after his parish was attacked by armed bandits. Read more

Fr. Joe Keke, left, remains missing. Fr. Alphonsus Bello, right, was killed at age 33.

Catholic priest killed, another kidnapped in attack on Nigerian parish

May 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Fr. Alphonsus Bello was found dead on May 21. Read more

Fr. Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban with a religious sister.

Catholic priest and six others killed in attack on church in Nigeria

Mar 31, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest and at least six others in an attack on a church in Benue State,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the family of slain Italian priest Fr. Roberto Malgesini at the Vatican Oct. 14, 2020.

Pope Francis comforts parents of slain Italian Catholic priest

Oct 14, 2020

Pope Francis met with the parents of a slain Italian priest before the general audience Wednesday.  Read more

Fr. Roberto Malgesini.

Slain Catholic priest awarded Italy’s highest honor for civil valor

Oct 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The president of Italy conferred the highest honor for civil valor Wednesday upon Fr. Roberto Malgesini, a priest who was... Read more

Fr. Roberto Malgesini.

Catholic priest stabbed to death in Italy known for his care of ‘the least’

Sep 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A 51-year-old priest was found dead from knife wounds Tuesday near his parish in the city of Como, Italy.  Read more

Armenian Catholic priest killed in Syria; ISIS claims responsibility

Nov 12, 2019

The Islamic State (ISIS) militant group on Monday claimed responsibility for the shooting of an Armenian Catholic priest and his... Read more

TIJUANA, MEXICO, Catedral de Nuestra Senora (Lady) de Guadalupe.

Archdiocese confirms apparent murder of Mexican priest

Oct 16, 2018

The Archdiocese of Tijuana in northern Mexico has confirmed the death of Fr. Ímar Arturo Orta, who was allegedly murdered... Read more

Second priest murdered in Mexico in less than a week

Apr 23, 2018

The reported murder of a priest in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday marks the second killing of a priest in less... Read more

Priest killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, another freed

Apr 9, 2018

Armed men burst into a church meeting room in the North Kivu region April 8 in the Democratic Republic of... Read more