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Fernando Villavicencio, a candidate for president in Ecuador, was shot and killed Aug. 9, 2023, by an unidentified man at a political rally.

Ecuador bishops condemn assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio

Aug 10, 2023

By David Ramos

In a statement, the Ecuadorian bishops expressed their “deep solidarity” with Villavicencio’s family. Read more

Pope John Paul II collapses after being shot on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter’s Square.

‘Everyone was crying’: An eyewitness recalls the attempted assassination of St John Paul II

May 13, 2022

By Markus Vögele

David DePerro was 9 years old when he saw the shooting in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. Read more

Jovenel Moïse (L) with Justin Trudeau in Lima, April 2018. Credit: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Peru via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Haitians in Miami shocked by assassination of Jovenel Moïse

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The administrator of the Archdiocese of Miami’s mission for Haitians said Wednesday that the community is in shock and disbelief... Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his 'I Have a Dream' speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. Public Domain.

MLK’s example means no sitting on the sidelines, Catholic bishops say

Apr 4, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Bells will ring out in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of... Read more


Vatican denies that Muslims ordered assassination of John Paul II

Feb 4, 2013

The director of the Vatican press office has rejected claims by Ali Agca, the man responsible for the assassination attempt... Read more