- May 27, 2020
The chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace offered condolences to the Catholic Church in Burkina Faso following a wave of attacks on churches there.
Sri Lankan Catholics are celebrating Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.
The Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people and damaged three hotels and three churches, two of which were Catholic, sent shock waves among believers of many faith traditions around the world on the holiest day on the Christian calendar.
At least 53 people died while 50 others were left severely wounded when a powerful blast struck a civil hospital in Quetta, a city in southwestern Pakistan, on Monday morning. A Pakistani priest and peace activist says, “Such a horrific attack has to have been carried out by terrorists who do not want a stable Pakistan.”
In a gesture of solidarity following the gruesome killing of a French priest, Muslims on Sunday attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and beyond.