Terrorism - Latest News
Sep 11, 2018 - 03:20 am .- On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2011, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead.
Jun 12, 2018 - 03:09 pm .- A Catholic catechetical building was damaged by Boko Haram militants during an attack Monday on a village in northwestern Nigeria.
Mar 1, 2018 - 02:18 pm .- Amid the crime thrillers, historical dramas and love stories at the Oscars this year, one little-noticed short film tells a true story of religious solidarity in a face of terrorism.
Dec 15, 2017 - 10:01 am .- Multiple attacks against the Jewish community in Sweden have sparked outcry from leaders who have spoken out against the violence. The Bishop of Stockholm sent a personal letter to the community expressing his solidarity with them.
Nov 24, 2017 - 11:25 am .- Terrorists attacked a mosque on Egypt's Sinai peninsula during Friday prayers, killing 235 people. The incident was condemned by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the US bishops' conference.
Nov 1, 2017 - 06:17 am .- After nearly 40 people were killed in terrorist attacks this week in Somalia, New York and Afghanistan, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow for loss of innocent life, and prayed for an end to the “murderous” hatred that spurs violence.
Oct 31, 2017 - 04:11 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has called New Yorkers to unity, prayer, and mutual respect after at least eight people were killed and 12 were injured in an act of terrorism on Tuesday afternoon.
Oct 18, 2017 - 04:43 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country of Somalia, one of the most lethal attacks to take place anywhere in the world in recent years.  
Aug 26, 2017 - 04:17 am .- From Spain's revered Sagrada Familia basilica to Germany and even the Vatican, churches across Europe are taking measures to increase security following several acts of terrorism in recent weeks.
Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 am .- A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate a Catholic church.
Aug 22, 2017 - 02:26 pm .- Amid the horror and chaos of the Aug. 17 terrorist attack in Barcelona, more than 800 people found shelter in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi.
Jul 10, 2017 - 04:30 pm .- As violent conflict unleashed by Islamic militants in the Filipino city of Marawi continues to rage, the nation's bishops have stressed that the problem is not a religious one, and have urged all faiths to work together for peace.
Jun 27, 2017 - 12:05 am .- Last week, members of a terrorist group destroyed a Catholic chapel, desecrating consecrated hosts and religious icons, during a nine-hour long attack on the town of Malagakit in southern Philippines.  
Jun 9, 2017 - 08:00 am .- After twin terrorist attacks killed at least 17 people in Tehran, Iran, earlier this week, Pope Francis condemned the 'barbaric' act of violence and offered his prayers for the victims and their families.  
Jun 6, 2017 - 05:30 am .- More than 130 imams and religious leaders throughout the UK have joined voices in strongly condemning recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, calling the acts “cold-blooded murders.”
May 31, 2017 - 06:35 am .- After a major suicide bomb tore through a busy neighborhood in Kabul, killing at least 80 people, Pope Francis condemned the ‘brutal’ act, offering his prayers for the victims and for peace in the country.
May 31, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, claiming a need for concrete action beyond prayer.
May 23, 2017 - 04:16 am .- After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theater in Manchester Monday night, local Bishop John Arnold condemned the act, saying there is no justification for such violence.
Apr 28, 2017 - 10:14 am .- Shortly after landing in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced violent fundamentalism in his speech to civil authorities, telling them they have a special role in helping quell extremism.