• Christians say defeating Islamic State won’t make Iraq safe for them

    Christians say defeating Islamic State won’t make Iraq safe for them

    • Aug 10, 2016

    As operations to retake the militant-held city of Mosul ramp up, Iraqi Christians displaced from the area by the Islamic State group say that even if the militants are defeated militarily, the country will not be safe for minorities, including the once-prominent Christian presence in the region.

  • Bishop in famed Bloody Sunday image dies at 82

    Bishop in famed Bloody Sunday image dies at 82

    • Aug 9, 2016

    Former Roman Catholic Bishop Edward Daly, who tended victims of Northern Ireland’s Bloody Sunday killings and became a defining image of the massacre, has died aged 82. A photo of Daly waving a blood-stained white handkerchief as he tried to help a dying 17-year-old became an iconic image of “Bloody Sunday.”

  • Ex-Philly Church official to be retried on abuse cover-up charges

    Ex-Philly Church official to be retried on abuse cover-up charges

    • Aug 6, 2016

    Monsignor William Lynn, a former Philadelphia church official described by his lawyer as a “pawn” in the Church hierarchy, will be retried next year over his handling of priest-abuse complaints even though his child-endangerment conviction has been overturned twice.

  • Archdiocese says it’ll contact those alleging sex abuse

    Archdiocese says it’ll contact those alleging sex abuse

    • Aug 5, 2016

    After the Vatican appointed a temporary administrator, the archbishop of Guam told church investigators to contact those who say they were sexually abused by clergy after learning this week that another former altar boy accused a priest of molesting him decades ago.

  • New Boko Haram leader vows to kill all Christians

    New Boko Haram leader vows to kill all Christians

    • Aug 4, 2016

    Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists have a new leader who is threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians while ending attacks on mosques and markets used by ordinary Muslims, representing a major shift in strategy for the Nigerian extremists who have killed more Muslims than Christians in attacks in mosques with suicide bombers and gunmen.

  • Muslims attend funeral Mass for slain French priest

    Muslims attend funeral Mass for slain French priest

    • Aug 2, 2016

    An estimated 100 Muslims attended a funeral Mass on Tuesday for slain French priest Father Jacques Hamel, who reportedly tried to push away his attackers with his feet, saying “go away, Satan,” remarks that underscored the horror of the murder at the altar that touched a chord throughout France.

  • French cardinal’s case dismissed in sex abuse-related probe

    French cardinal’s case dismissed in sex abuse-related probe

    • Aug 2, 2016

    A French prosecutor has thrown out the case of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, who was under investigation for alleged failure to report suspected pedophilia in the 1980s by a priest under his watch.

  • Philly monsignor seeks bail after cover-up conviction tossed

    Philly monsignor seeks bail after cover-up conviction tossed

    • Aug 2, 2016

    Monsignor William Lynn is the first person ever charged and convicted of helping the Catholic Church shield child molesters. Courts have twice thrown out his conviction, he’s been granted a new trial and is now seeking bail after three years behind bars.