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Terrorism

 

Massacre in Kabul

At least 90 are dead and over 380 injured, according to current estimates, after a suicide bombingin Kabul during rush hour on Wednesday morning, 21 ...

​Barbaric attack in Manchester

The first victim of the carnage in Manchester was identified as 18-year-old Georgina Bethany Callandar. Just hours before, she had ‘tweeted’ her excitement about attending ...

Erdoğan calls for unity after the Istanbul massacre

In his first public speech after the massacre in the New Year's Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Wednesday that “the ...

Manhunt

With “deep sorrow,” Pope Francis has said he learned of “the terrible act of violence” carried out 19 December at a Berlin, Germany Christmas market, ...

The most effective antidote

I was in France on the day Jacques Hamel was brutally assassinated during the Eucharistic celebration in his parish in Normandy. For two days, France ...

The seed of hate

Paris, 26. Schock and horror at the “absurd violence”, radical condemnation for “every form of hatred” and prayer for the victims. These were the first ...

Pieces of the Egyptair plane discovered

The Egyptian Armed Forces have announced that pieces of the wreckage of the Egyptair plane which disappeared yesterday have been found. According to spokesperson, Brigadier ...

Violence in the heart of Europe

Brussels, 22. The heart of Europe is under terrorist attack. Brussels, a symbol of the European Union, was struck by several terrorist attacks this morning. ...

Charity under attack

Four Missionaries of Charity – the congregation founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta – were killed this morning in the city of Aden, Yemen. A ...

Investigations continue regarding the attack in Turkey

Little more than 24 hours after the suicide attack which killed ten foreign tourists and injured 15 people in the historical centre of Istanbul, new ...

Endless horror in Nigeria

Death and terror continue for the people of Nigeria, where fundamentalists of Boko Haram killed 56 members of the a village in a remote area ...

Terror in Karachi

At least 47 people were killed and another 20 injured in Karachi on Wednesday, when a bus carrying members of an Ismaili community was attacked ...

Violence against women a jihadist strategy

Amidst the systematic violence by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria — and also by Boko Haram in Nigeria, as well as other ...

The Islamic State releases 200 Yazidis

The militants of the Islamic State (IS) have released more than 200 Yazidis who were imprisoned for more than eight months. Among them were at ...

Coptic Church attacked in Alexandria, Egypt

The Church of Raphael the Archangel in the quarter of Al Agami in Alexandria was attacked by a group of individuals who, after shooting repeatedly ...

Together in sorrow and reproach

The terrifying massacre perpetrated by the Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab on the campus of Garissa University College has united Christians and Muslims of Kenya ...

Senseless brutality

It was reported that that 147 were killed and 79 wounded in yesterday's massacre at the University Garissa in Kenya. All victims were Christian. Hundreds ...

United against terrorism

Yesterday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in the Tunisian capital to march against international jihadism, as sign of solidarity for the ...

In prayer for the innocent victims

A “Day of prayer for the innocent lives of martyrs” is how today the Christians of Pakistan are remembering the victims of Sunday's terrorist attacks ...

Fanaticism and arms trafficking

The number of Christians being held hostage by Islamic State militants is still uncertain. According to various sources there are between 90 and 150 who ...

In memory of the martyrs of Orissa

The Christians of the village of Tiangia (Orissa) have built the first monument honouring the seven martyrs, victims of the anti-Christian pogrom of Kandhamal in ...

Christians held hostage

Numerous towns in eastern Syria where many Chaldean Christians live have been captured by the militants of the so-called Islamic State (IS), killing a dozen ...

United against barbarity

The barbarity shocked not only the Egyptian Christian community, but the more numerous Muslim authorities have also harshly condemned the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian ...

Terrorism is always madness

“Terrorism is madness. Terrorism is only killing, it builds nothing; it destroys”: the Pope stated this in a video message to commemorate the 20th anniversary ...

International mobilization strengthens

Pope Francis joined the international mobilization calling for the freedom of the more than 200 students abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria ...

Syrian soldiers killed in Aleppo

At least 50 Syrian soldiers were killed this morning after several explosions at the Carlton Hotel in Aleppo. Once one of the nicest hotels in ...

Former Lebanese minister and ambassador to the US assassinated in Beirut

Former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the United States, Mohammad Shatah, was murdered this morning after a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber ...

Catholic church in Kenya attacked

Fighting against Islamic Somali military radicals of Al Shabaab in Kenya is becoming increasingly difficult. While the country is in a period of national mourning ...

Books fight terrorism

London, 4. Books as weapons for fighting terrorism. This was the message of Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old civil rights activist known for her work in ...

A broken spring

The Boston Marathon – in its 177th consecutive year - is an event that people look forward to around the country, marking the end of ...

Washington fears further violence

The United States are preparing for a prolonged period of unrest in the world, an instability – according to some representatives of the administration in ...

United States targeted

Half the American embassies in the world are on the alert because of the demonstrations that are expected to take place after the Islamic prayer ...

US ambassador to Libya killed

The United States ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, an official and two marines were killed yesterday night when the American consulate in Bengasi was attacked. ...

Norway rejects hate

The terrorist attacks in Norway this summer were just as unexpected as they were shocking. The Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has described them as ...

Nothing justifies terrorism

On the occasion of the 10 th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Pope sent the following Letter to Archbishop Timothy ...

Remembrance and commitment

September 11th 2001, in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C., was radiant and cloudless — a perfect late summer day. Few who experienced its beginning ...

So close and yet so far

So close and yet so far apart, Pakistan and the United States. Now like never before, perhaps. The raid that led to the killing of ...

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Dec. 15, 2017