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Call for prayers, reform follow deadly fire at Guatemala girls' shelter

Mar 10, 2017

There is mourning in Guatemala after at least 35 girls perished in a fire at a state-run home for youth,... Read more

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2016.

Four Ethiopia nuns killed in car crash on the way to a funeral

Mar 8, 2017

The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically... Read more

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Firefighter chaplain responds to tragedy at Peruvian mall

Nov 21, 2016

When a deadly fire broke out at a mall in Lima, Peru last week, fire fighters responded to put out... Read more

Khalid Jabara, an Orthodox Christian of Lebanese descent who was killed Aug. 12, 2016.

In Arab Christian's murder, some see deadly American cultural tensions

Aug 19, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Khalid Jabara, a Lebanese-American Christian man, was killed in Tulsa, Okla. last week. His alleged assailant was a man who... Read more

Why pray after tragedy? This Sandy Hook mother has an answer

Jul 21, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Some people have difficulty seeing the point of prayer in times of trouble. But for Magnificat magazine columnist Jennifer Hubbard,... Read more

Mourners at a memorial for the victims of the Orlando shooting.

What Catholics are doing to help victims of the Orlando shooting

Jun 15, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Following the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 in Orlando, Catholics have tried to be the hands and... Read more

Pope Francis bowed in prayer in St. Peter's Basilica on September 2, 2015.

Pope Francis offers prayers following EgyptAir plane crash

May 20, 2016

Pope Francis has voiced his prayers and condolences to all those affected by the apparent crash of an EgyptAir plane... Read more

Pope Francis prays at General Audience Sept. 25, 2013.

Pope prays for victims of Russian plane crash, Istanbul bombing

Mar 21, 2016

Pope Francis offered prayers over the weekend for victims of both a plane crash in Russia and a suicide bombing... Read more

Relatives remember the victims of Germanwings Airbus Flight 4U9525 near the crash site in Le Vernet, France.

Funeral for Germanwings crash victims held in Barcelona

May 3, 2015

Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia Basilica hosted a funeral for the 150 passengers of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the... Read more

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After train crash, archbishop points to Christ for comfort

Jul 31, 2013

Celebrating Mass for the 79 victims of the July 24 train crash near Santiago de Compostela, Spanish Archbishop Julia Barrio... Read more