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World Continues to Mourn Sri Lanka, Investigators Hunt Down Bombers

Sri Lanka — April 21, 2019, an unknown number of suicide bombers successfully detonated in six churches and hotels and in a coordinated and highly coordinated attack. Here is everything we know at this time based on what officials have released and what eye witnesses have told us in interviews. The bombs There were six …

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Catholic Bishops Around the World Respond to the Bombings in Sri Lanka

A horrible terror ripped through the world on Easter Sunday, as suicide bombers simultaneously attacked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka, leaving more than 350 people dead. Two of the churches were Catholic and the other was Evangelical. Sri Lanka’s president has asked two top security officials to resign admits outrage that the …

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17 Years Ago, the First Recorded Death of 9/11 Was a Catholic Priest

NEW YORK – On September 11, 2001, four coordinated terrorist attacks in the United States resulted in the death of 2,996 people and the injury of 6,000 others. But the first official fatality of the attack was a Catholic priest, Father Mychal Judge. Today, seventeen years later, we honor the sacrifice and witness of Father …

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ISIS is Holding a Priest Hostage in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES—A group aligned with ISIS is currently attacking Malawi City in the southern region of the Philippines, burned the Cathedral, and taken Father Chito Saganob as a hostage along withat least 12 parishioners and church workers. The militant group as seized the local hospital, jail, city hall, fire trucks, set up blockades, burned Catholic school, and are recruiting …

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Catholic Priest Stabbed by ISIS-supporter in Indonesia, Parishioners Come to Rescue

On Sunday, August 28, 2016, a young jihadist would-be suicide bomber who appears to have been inspired by the Islamic State attempted to detonate an explosive device carried in his backpack during Sunday Mass at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, a parish in the Archdiocese of Medan, Indonesia. Medan is the capital city of the region …

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