- Mar 31, 2020
On the third anniversary of the murder of French Father Jacques Hamel by extremists, France pays homage to his message of peace as Vatican inches closer to beatification.
Authorities say gunmen have attacked a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing a priest and five worshippers.
The bombing of a Catholic cathedral in the Philippines on Sunday may elicit various emotions, but surprise shouldn’t be among them.
A Filipino Catholic priest taken hostage last year by Islamic State group-linked militants recounted Friday how military airstrikes helped crush an extremist siege, but said a Muslim autonomy deal is crucial in preventing new bloodshed.
The United States has been more helpful toward Christians escaping persecution in Iraq compared to most European countries, according to Archbishop Saad Sirop Hanna, the Apostolic Visitor for Chaldeans Residing in Europe, who was kidnapped by Al Qaeda militants in 2006.
As there has been an increase in violence committed against parishes throughout Indonesia, Church officials in the country have urged Catholics to be vigilant, especially during Holy Week.