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Violence against priests - Latest News
Aug 27, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The bishops of Mexico offered prayers and called for justice after the murder of Fr. José Martín Guzmán Vega, a priest in Matamoros, along the country’s northern border.
Jul 27, 2019 - 04:47 pm .- Archbishop Carlos Garfias of Morelia expressed his solidarity with the Diocesis of Tlapa and with their bishop, Dagoberto Sosa, after a recent attack against a priest that resulted in the death of his taxi driver.
Jun 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- A Catholic priest in Wrocław is in stable condition after reportedly being stabbed before morning Mass on Monday, Polish sources are reporting.
Mar 27, 2019 - 01:11 pm .- Police are investigating an incident in Edmonton, Canada, after a posse of elderly women beat back a priest attacker with their walking canes.
Mar 22, 2019 - 09:38 am .- A Catholic priest in Montreal is in stable condition after being stabbed during Friday morning Mass. One suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the attack.
Dec 12, 2018 - 05:40 pm .- With 26 priests murdered in the last six years, Mexico received a prominent mention in the 2018 Report on Religious Freedom in the World, recently published by the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
Aug 27, 2018 - 03:20 pm .- The Archdiocese of Morelia confirmed Saturday that the corpse of Fr. Miguel Gerardo Flores, who had disappeared for a week, had been discovered.
Aug 1, 2018 - 12:01 am .- A 25-year-old man is in custody after reportedly attacking an elderly priest and another parish employee in Delaware.
Jun 21, 2018 - 04:14 pm .- As increased levels of violence in Mexico continue, the Mexican Bishops Conference has published a protocol guide to help prevent crimes against priests, religious and faithful in the country.
Jun 15, 2018 - 11:28 am .- The primary suspect in the killing of Filipino priest Father Richmond Villaflor Nilo was found and taken into custody Thursday night.
Jun 11, 2018 - 03:22 pm .- A Catholic priest in the Philippines was shot and killed in a chapel as he prepared to celebrate Sunday Mass on June 10, local police said.
Apr 30, 2018 - 11:20 am .- An 84-year-old priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico City was found dead in Cuernavaca, the capital of Mexico’s Morelos state, April 25.
Apr 20, 2018 - 03:03 am .- A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death inside a church Wednesday, local reports said.
Oct 16, 2017 - 01:44 pm .- An Italian Catholic priest, who is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, was kidnapped on Thursday by armed men in Benin City, Nigeria, according to media reports.
Sep 5, 2017 - 03:32 pm .- A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered in Nigeria, local sources have confirmed.
Aug 11, 2017 - 11:54 am .- For the ninth year in a row, Mexico is the most violent country in Latin America for priests, said a report from the Catholic Multimedia Center.
Jul 13, 2017 - 11:49 am .- After nearly a year since his kidnapping, Yemen officials say that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is in fact alive and efforts are being made for his release.
Jun 28, 2017 - 12:07 am .- Father Miguel Angel Machorro, who was stabbed May 15 at the Mexico City Cathedral, left intensive care and was transferred to the Intermediate Care Area of Angeles Mocel Hospital in Mexico City, according to a June 20 statement by the Archdiocese of Mexico.
Jun 26, 2017 - 03:23 pm .- A priest who was reported missing last week from his parish in Edinburgh, Scotland was found dead on a nearby beach Friday afternoon.
Jan 29, 2017 - 09:33 am .- What started as a Mass remembering a Latino baseball star and humanitarian quickly took a violent turn as an auxiliary bishop was assaulted at the Newark cathedral Saturday.