- Jun 14, 2021
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. brought together religious and civic leaders in Baltimore to focus on their city’s problems with violence as well as the country’s.
A Brazilian court denied Regivaldo Pereira Galvao’s request for a reduction in sentence for his conviction of masterminding the 2005 killing of Sister Dorothy Stang, a U.S missionary.
While the Fatima shrine in Portugal is primarily about the Blessed Virgin Mary and her appearances to three shepherd children, it also has a history with papal assassination attempts, including two attacks on St. John Paul II in 1981 and 1982.
In the latest in a series of erratic and conflicting statements by the man who shot St. John Paul II in 1981, Mehmet Alì Ağca now says he’ll become a Catholic priest if Pope Francis welcomes him, and he wants to travel with the pope to Fatima in 2017 to pray with him to the Madonna.