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Father Fadi Sarraf, 51, was a recently ordained Opus Dei priest.

Opus Dei priest dies from heart attack while preaching at retreat

Nov 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Fadi Sarraf, a recently ordained priest of Opus Dei, reportedly died of a heart attack while preaching at a... Read more

Sister Augustine Marie Molnar, a member of the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died tragically in a car accident on Nov. 18, 2023, while traveling to an event to promote vocations.

Pennsylvania religious sister dies in car accident

Nov 20, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Sister Augustine Marie Molnar, 43, a member of the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, was a... Read more

Pope Francis invoke the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy at a prayer vigil for peace in St. Peter's Basilica, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.

Pope Francis sends ‘blessings of strength and peace’ after shooting in Maine

Oct 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Saturday he is praying for strength and peace for the community of Lewiston, Maine, after the city... Read more

Danny and Leila Abdallah with children Liana, Alex, Michael, and Selina spoke to CNA at the Vatican on June 23, 2022.

Marriage after tragedy: The key is forgiveness, couple says

Jul 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Forgiveness allowed my marriage to survive,” Leila Abdallah said 28 months after three of her and husband Danny’s six children... Read more

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

Firefighter helmet.

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

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


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