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Mexican bishops call for justice following murder of priest

The bishops of Mexico offered prayers and called for justice after the murder of Fr. José Martín Guzmán Vega, a... Read more

Mexican archbishop laments attack on priest, death of taxi driver

Archbishop Carlos Garfias of Morelia expressed his solidarity with the Diocesis of Tlapa and with their bishop, Dagoberto Sosa, after... Read more

Father Ireneusz Bakalarczyk, who is recovering from being stabbed the morning of June 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Wrocław.

Polish priest in stable condition after being stabbed before Mass

A Catholic priest in Wrocław is in stable condition after reportedly being stabbed before morning Mass on Monday, Polish sources... Read more

Elderly women wield canes to beat back priest's attacker in Canada

Police are investigating an incident in Edmonton, Canada, after a posse of elderly women beat back a priest attacker with... Read more

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal.

Catholic priest in Montreal stabbed during Mass

A Catholic priest in Montreal is in stable condition after being stabbed during Friday morning Mass. One suspect has been... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

Amid priest murders, religious freedom situation in Mexico draws concern

With 26 priests murdered in the last six years, Mexico received a prominent mention in the 2018 Report on Religious... Read more

Priest murdered in Mexican state of Michoacan

The Archdiocese of Morelia confirmed Saturday that the corpse of Fr. Miguel Gerardo Flores, who had disappeared for a week,... Read more

Man in custody after Delaware priest assaulted

A 25-year-old man is in custody after reportedly attacking an elderly priest and another parish employee in Delaware.  Read more

Zocalo de Mexico

Church in Mexico releases security protocols to prevent crime

As increased levels of violence in Mexico continue, the Mexican Bishops Conference has published a protocol guide to help prevent... Read more

Prime suspect arrested in murder of Philippines priest

The primary suspect in the killing of Filipino priest Father Richmond Villaflor Nilo was found and taken into custody Thursday... Read more

Third priest shot and killed in Philippines in six months

A Catholic priest in the Philippines was shot and killed in a chapel as he prepared to celebrate Sunday Mass... Read more

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Priest from Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica found dead after kidnapping

An 84-year-old priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico City was found dead in Cuernavaca, the capital of Mexico’s Morelos state,... Read more

Priest murdered in Mexico amid continuing wave of violence

A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death inside a church Wednesday, local reports... Read more

Italian Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria

An Italian Catholic priest, who is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, was kidnapped on Thursday by armed men in... Read more

Catholic priest in Nigeria kidnapped, murdered

A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered in Nigeria, local sources have confirmed.  Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Mexico is the most violent Latin American country for priests

For the ninth year in a row, Mexico is the most violent country in Latin America for priests, said a... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Yemeni minister: Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is still alive

After nearly a year since his kidnapping, Yemen officials say that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is in fact alive and efforts... Read more

Mexican priest moved to intermediate care after stabbing attack

Father Miguel Angel Machorro, who was stabbed May 15 at the Mexico City Cathedral, left intensive care and was transferred... Read more

Mystery surrounds death of priest who went missing in UK

A priest who was reported missing last week from his parish in Edinburgh, Scotland was found dead on a nearby... Read more

Newark auxiliary bishop assaulted during Mass

What started as a Mass remembering a Latino baseball star and humanitarian quickly took a violent turn as an auxiliary... Read more