Articles on this issue "terrorism"
Also Offers 'Abundance of Divine Blessings' on All Egyptian People
Pope Francis has firmly condemned the terrorist attack early Saturday against the Italian Consulate in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. This sentiment was expressedin a telegram to the …read more
Signs Point to Priest Being Alive, But Situation Surrounded by Uncertainty
Terrorists in Syria have kidnapped aFranciscan parish priest, and despite some feeling there is hope for hisrelease, many question why he was taken in the first place. According to Fides, …read more
Leaflet's Text Threatens Expulsion of Christians From City by End of Ramadan
New terrorist threats have surfaced against Christians in Jerusalem. In the city's neighborhood of Beit Hanina, anew leaflet signed by the 'Emirate of Jerusalem' which containedthreats …read more
"While considering the negative effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, we should also be clear in our reasoning that these effects will continue, and indeed will become worse, if the causes of terrorism are not clearly and swiftly addressed by the national States concerned and the international community"
Here is the statement given Tuesday byArchbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 29thSession …read more
Condemns Violence, Reaffirms Spiritual Closeness to Victims' Loved Ones
This Sunday, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the loved ones of the victimsof Friday's terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait.Vatican Secretary of StateCardinal Pietro …read more
Says We Are Praying the Terrorist Organization Will Become Something That Belongs to Past
While acknowledging that defeating the terrorist groupBoko Haram will not happen overnight, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maidugurisays his peoplehave the faith thatit will be. According to …read more
'Do not lose hope,' a Kenyan bishophas told the600,000 refugees welcomed in his African nation. According to Fides,Bishop Virgilio Panteof Maralal, Vice President of the Commission for …read more
Benedictine Church Was Built Where Jesus Multiplied Loaves and Fish Near Sea of Galilee
The Catholic bishops of the Holy Land have unanimously condemnedthe arson attack on the BenedictineChurch of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. In a statement released by the official …read more
“We have no news about our churches and monasteries, because we have no one left in Mosul to report on it"
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A leading Iraqi prelate has called on world government to increase their efforts to defeat ISIS and restore …read more
Anniversary marks another wound in heart 'already pierced through and through'
This report is contributed byMarta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need. -- It was one year ago this week thattens of thousands of Christians fled from Mosul, certain that they would soon …read more
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Helping Christians in Iraq.' Published on June 5th, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the …read more
Fr. Jacques Murad Was Kidnapped in May by Suspected IS Militants
Local Muslim leaders in Syria have called for the release of a kidnapped missionary priest. On May 21, Father Jacques Murad was abducted in the village of Al-Qaryatayn in Homs, Syria. The …read more
Prosecutors in Italy say that the arrest of terrorist cell in Sardinia uncovered a plot in 2010 against the Vatican by Al-Qaeda operatives. Earlier today, 20 warrants were issued and nine …read more