Religious Violence

Thumbnail anti christian slogan in saint cyril church in cairo egypt credit aid to the church in need cna 5 21 15 13 planning attacks on Christians arrested in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 20, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Egyptian police on Sunday arrested 13 people who were planning attacks against Christians...

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Thumbnail mourning woman credit photo unit via flickr cc by nc 20  cna Among horror stories from Syria, a woman's unborn baby was cut in half

Aleppo, Syria, Mar 15, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Warning: The following article contains graphic depictions of violence that readers may...

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Thumbnail elephants credit volodymyr burdiak shutterstock cna An Indian woman became a nun...because of elephants?

Orissa, India, Feb 7, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst...

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Thumbnail frjaqueshamel Archbishop Lebrun: Father Hamel's death calls us to say 'yes' to God

Rouen, France, Aug 3, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During Tuesday's funeral Mass for Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was killed last week by Islamic...

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Thumbnail speakers at the oasis foundation conference in sarajevo bosnia june 16 2014 credit elise harris cna cna Bosnia event touches on religious violence in light of WWI

International leaders within the Catholic Church have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to discuss the consequences of the First World War, particularly...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 324575036 Doing violence in God’s name

Blaise Pascal once wrote: “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.” How true! This has been...

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Thumbnail st catherines monastery credit daniel kakiuthi via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna Fears rise in Egypt after ISIS attack near ancient monastery

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 19, 2017 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint near an historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Egypt,...

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Thumbnail pope francis 1 at the liturgy of the lords passion at st peters basilica on april 3 2015 credit losservatore romano cna In call to Coptic Patriarch, Pope says they are united by blood of martyrdom

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2016 / 05:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The day after an explosion at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo killed 25 people,...

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Thumbnail the site where a young christian couple were allegedly burned alive at a brick factory in pakistans punjab province courtesy of legal evangelical association development cna 11 4 14 In Pakistan, 13 sentenced over lynching of Christian couple

Lahore, Pakistan, Nov 30, 2016 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Five men in Pakistan's Punjab province were sentenced to death last week for their...

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Thumbnail cross of the martyrs credit aaron groote via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 1 15 16 Islamist extremism is a major religious freedom threat. But not the only one.

Rome, Italy, Nov 15, 2016 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious freedom is under threat worldwide from phenomena like Islamic “hyper-extremism,”...

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Thumbnail in prayer credit rachel titiriga via flickr 1 cc by nc nd 20 cna 6 29 15 Never tire of fighting for human rights, religious liberty advocate insists

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid a rising tide of violence, imprisonment, and harassment on account of people’s...

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Thumbnail abuja nigeria credit andrei tudoran shutterstock cna Nigeria's bishops call on government to defend human rights

Abuja, Nigeria, Mar 16, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a recent meeting, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria gave a bleak summary of the state of...

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Thumbnail islam violence On Islam and violence ‘Pope + Patriarch = Full Story’

When he visited Assisi Aug. 4, Pope Francis had a brief unscheduled encounter with the Imam of Perugia, Abdel Qader Mohammed, who thanked the...

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Thumbnail pope francis lands at cairo international airport in egypt on april 28 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Pope Francis in Egypt: To kill in the name of God is blasphemy

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28, 2017 / 09:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his first speech in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced all forms of violence and...

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Thumbnail pope francis prays 1 Pope prays for peace in the Holy Land amid escalating violence

Following multiple knife attacks in the Holy Land this weekend, Pope Francis has appealed for courage and strength in bringing an end to violence...

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Thumbnail pope francis  ahmad al tayeb Pope’s trip to Egypt may be one of those ‘big deal’ moments

CAIRO, Egypt — It’s often difficult to know in real time when something historic is unfolding, but the last two days in the Egyptian capital of...

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Thumbnail peace Pope throws down gauntlet to religions: No killing in God’s name

From the beginning, it was inevitable that history’s first pontiff named “Francis” — for the great 12th- and 13th-century apostle of peace — would...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to the diplomatic corps accredited to the holy see jan 11 2015 credit losservatore romano cna Pope to diplomats: when it comes to politics, peace must be more than a theory

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2017 / 04:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a year marred by war and terrorism, Pope Francis told diplomats Monday that for...

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