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Dec 4, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A Vatican archbishop expressed “grave concern” Thursday at the rise in attacks on believers praying in places of worship.
Dec 2, 2020 - 06:11 pm .- A gunman affiliated with the Islamic State had planned to attack a Catholic youth group meeting at a church in Vienna during his Nov. 2 terror attack, according to local media.
Nov 7, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis will meet with families of the victims of the Nice basilica attack, the city’s mayor said Saturday at the national memorial service for the victims.
Nov 2, 2020 - 02:22 pm .- Exchanges of gunfire Monday night between police and unknown assailants in Vienna come after several days of apparently Islamist attacks and demonstrations against Catholics and Catholic churches in Austria.
Nov 2, 2020 - 09:00 am .- French police have arrested a total of six men in their investigation into the attack on the Basilica of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Nice.
Oct 29, 2020 - 12:02 pm .- Bells tolled in Catholic parishes across France in memory of the three people killed in a knife attack at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice Thursday morning.
Oct 29, 2020 - 07:00 am .- After three people were killed in a terrorist attack in a basilica in Nice, France, on Thursday, a Vatican spokesman condemned the violence, saying that Pope Francis was praying for the victims and those who mourn them.
Oct 29, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The French bishops asked churches across the country to toll their bells Thursday in memory of three people killed at a basilica in Nice by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
Oct 29, 2020 - 05:36 am .- Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah said Thursday that the West must wake up to the threat of Islamism after three people were killed at a French church by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
Oct 29, 2020 - 03:40 am .- An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church in Nice and wounded others, police in the French city said Thursday. 
Oct 28, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- During a visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, one of the sites of the 2019 Easter bombings.
Apr 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Sri Lanka’s Catholics have forgiven the bombers who struck their churches last Easter, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has said.
Feb 4, 2020 - 10:03 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday marked the first anniversary of the joint signing of the Abu Dhabi document on human fraternity with a video message urging an end to extremism and terrorism.
Jan 14, 2020 - 06:48 pm .- Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore joined two U.S. senators and several religious leaders this week in calling for additional federal funding for security measures at religious sites in the U.S.
Dec 29, 2019 - 04:02 pm .- On Sunday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York condemned the recent spate of attacks against Jewish people in New York, following a stabbing that left five people injured during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home on Saturday night.
Dec 7, 2019 - 03:25 pm .- Authorities in Indonesia are expected to deploy 160,000 security personnel to ensure Christmas and New Year’s celebrations safe, according to local media.
Jul 23, 2019 - 06:58 pm .- Despite the fresh memory of a deadly terrorist attack in January, the rededication Mass of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, an island in the Philippines, was packed with Catholics, an aid worker said.
Jul 12, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- A car bomb exploded near a Syriac Orthodox church in Qamishli Thursday, injuring about 11 people. It is unclear who is responsible for the attack.
May 7, 2019 - 04:00 am .- As Fr. Eranga De-Silva finished celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at his parish in Sri Lanka, he noticed policemen guarding the three entrances to the church.
Apr 23, 2019 - 07:09 am .- The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and left 500 injured.

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