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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

Derrick Decoste. Photo via Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect in shooting death of former New Jersey priest answered a Craigslist ad

Jun 7, 2019

The man suspected in the March shooting death of a former priest who was credibly accused of sexual abuse of... Read more

Former New Jersey priest, credibly accused of abuse, shot dead

Mar 13, 2019

John Capparelli, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, was found dead in his Nevada home Saturday. Caparelli had... 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

Fr. Alfred Kunz celebrates Mass. Courtesy of the Journal Sentinel.

Who killed Fr. Kunz? Wisc. police launch campaign to revive cold case

Mar 7, 2018

Fr. Alfred Kunz was a 67-year-old parish priest at St. Michael’s church in the rural town of Dane, Wisconsin.  Read more

Bruges, Belgium.

Belgian deacon on trial for murder

Jan 23, 2018

Ivo Poppe, a 61-year old Catholic deacon in Belgium, went on trial this week under the suspicion of killing at... Read more

Priest.

Mexican priest found bound, stabbed to death in his room

Jul 6, 2017

Authorities are investigating the murder of another Catholic priest in Mexico who was bound and stabbed to death in his... Read more

Man found guilty in gruesome Camino murder of US pilgrim

Apr 7, 2017

The killer of an American woman who had been walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route has been found guilty... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the parents of Beau Jordan Solomon July 6, 2016.

Pope Francis meets with parents of American student killed in Rome

Jul 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

After the tragic death of Beau Solomon in Rome late last week, Pope Francis met with the young student’s parents,... Read more

Florida diocese mourns loss of priest in apparent murder

Apr 21, 2016

A Florida priest who went missing last week has been lauded by his diocese as a humble and generous servant... Read more

Exorcist weighs in on 'vampire' murder in Mexico

Mar 9, 2016

The murder of a 24-year-old man in Chihuahua, Mexico last month is being considered by authorities as a “possible satanic... Read more

Rosary, Prayer, Faith.

Prayer a stronghold in life, death of Catholic journalist James Foley

Aug 20, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley – who was allegedly killed by... Read more

Young priest's murder shocks, grieves Arizona community

Jun 12, 2014

A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed, and another critically wounded, at a Catholic church in Phoenix Wednesday night.  Read more

CNA

Brother of murdered man cites faith, forgives killer

Sep 18, 2013

Pointing to his faith in Christ and reliance on the mercy of God, a man in Argentina has voiced public... Read more

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Colombian priest killed in continuing trend of violence

Feb 5, 2013

A cardinal in Colombia is mourning the recent murder of a local priest, which brings the clergy death toll in... Read more