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  • Archbishop of Rosario offers prayers for Argentinians killed in New York terrorist attack

    Archbishop of Rosario offers prayers for Argentinians killed in New York terrorist attack

    Archbishop Eduardo Martín of Rosario, Argentina, has prayed that the families and friends of five Argentinians killed in Tuesday’s truck attack on a bike path in Manhattan be given “the gift of hope that gives comfort in the most difficult moments, to continue trusting in His mercy, that soothes and gives serenity and peace.” The five victims were among a group of 10 friends marking the 30th anniversary of their graduation from Rosario’s Polytechnic School with a tour of New York and Boston.

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  • After Marawi, terrorists remain threat in Philippines, officials say

    After Marawi, terrorists remain threat in Philippines, officials say

    The historically peaceful Marawi on Mindanao Island in the South was the site of a sustained siege by Islamic State loyalists, who wanted to claim it as an IS caliphate. More than 1,100 people — mostly IS fighters — died in the battle. Mindanao’s Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato says “the threat of terrorism is still there” and that extremist ideology and the plans for a caliphate continue.

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  • How to know if Trump is for real about helping Middle East Christians

    How to know if Trump is for real about helping Middle East Christians

    Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement Wednesday night that the U.S. will bypass UN-sponsored programs designed to help genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and begin funding faith-based groups directly, has drawn acclaim from advocates for persecuted Christians. The question is whether the policy will be implemented fast enough to help those Christians, now preparing for the hardships of winter.

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