- May 31, 2020
South Africa’s bishops condemned an attack on a mosque near Durban in which a man was killed and another two injured.
Catholic leaders have joined in the condemnation of the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl by a group of Hindu men in India’s volatile Jammu and Kashmir state.
A black-tie event honoring one of Scotland’s leading soccer teams included the singing of several anti-Catholic songs which have been banned at their stadium. A member of the venue’s staff was also allegedly assaulted outside the event.
Women religious in Nigeria held a National Day of Prayer and Fasting for the respect of human life on Ash Wednesday, in light of the ongoing violence within the country.
Two recent signs suggests that Pope Francis’s April 28-29 trip to Egypt, when he delivered his strongest-yet denunciation of religious violence and extremism, may have captured a mood. One is the construction of a new Christian church with Muslim support, the other legal charges against a powerful Islamic cleric who called Christians and Jews “infidels.”
One of the most famous rivalries in world soccer – between Glasgow-based clubs Rangers FC and Celtic FC – once again turned violent last weekend. The teams have represented tensions between Protestants and Catholics in the city for over a century.