Follow usTwitterFacebook


09 Oct 2014 Articles Comments (379)

Mass Etiquette; Dos and Don'ts while at Mass

Fast: It doesn't even really feel like a fast anymore since its just an hour. The Church requires every communicant to begin preparing to receive Jesus by obse…

Read more

02 Jun 2016 News No comments

Canada’s House sends assisted suicide bill to Senate for approval

The bill, which is likely to be sent back for amendments, would legalise assisted suicide The Canadian government’s assisted suicide legislation, which the nat…

Read more

15 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Faith leads to freedom, Pope Francis tells prisoners

50 inmates from Rome's Rebibbia prison were given a tour of the Vatican gardens before listening to the Pope's Angelus address Before reciting the Angelus pr…

Read more

22 Jun 2016 Vatican No comments

Pope Francis invites refugees to join him on stage at general audience

The Pope calls for Europe to grant asylum to more refugees as he addresses the faithful at the Vatican Pope Francis invited a number of refugees to join him on…

Read more

17 May 2016 News Comments (1)

Royal College of Midwives calls for abortion up to birth

The RCM’s new policy on abortion was formally announced in a statement published last week The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is supporting a campaign pioneer…

Read more

18 Jan 2016 News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis to migrants : "Each of you carries a story, a culture and precious values

Yesterday, Pope Francis welcomed several thousands of migrant worshipers at St Peter’s square to commemorate the world day of Migrants and Refugees. At least…

Read more

21 Oct 2015 News Vatican Comments (1)

Francis’ family synod: No changes, but everything has changed

It’s now quite certain that Pope Francis’ big summit on family issues won’t endorse any changes to Church doctrine on the Church’s teaching about homosexuality …

Read more

29 Sep 2016 Articles Comments (2)

Why Be Religious? Isn't Being Spiritual Enough?

Spiritual or Religious? CHALLENGE: ”I consider myself spiritual rather than religious. Why isn’t that enough?” DEFENSE: Because God loves you and wa…

Read more

04 Oct 2016 Articles No comments

The Blessing of the Animals - What would St. Francis say about how we treat animals today?

October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, and a popular celebration is the blessing of the animals. On this day, people bring household pets to their…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Jihad attacks Catholic priest and attempts to detonate suicide bomb during Sunday Mass

An ISIS teen attempted to detonate his vest during Sunday Mass, where hundreds were present to worship.

According to the Daily Mail, an 18-year-old Jihad attempted to detonate a homemade backpack during Mass.

The bomb burned without igniting, prompting the boy to use an axe.

The teen rushed 60-year-old Priest Albert Pandiangan and managed to slash his arm before the congregation separated the two.

Members of the St. Yoseph Church in Medan, Indonesia wrested the axe from the teen and successfully detained him until authorities could arrive.

By the time officers arrived, the boy had already been bloodied, presumably in the attempt to grab the axe and get him away from the priest.

The JihadThe Jihad’s bomb failed to detonate (Lana Priatna/Barcroft Media).

Chief detective Nur Fallah explained: “Somebody tried to kill the priest by pretending to attend the church service and at that time tried to explode something, like a firecracker, but the firecracker didn’t explode, it only fumed.”

Luckily, Father Pandiangan only suffered a slight wound and was immediately treated at a nearby hospital.

Hundreds gathered at the church and one unconscious woman had to be carried from the scene.

The teen was carrying an ID, which indicated he was one of the religious majorities in the country – Muslim.

As minorities, Christians are at risk within Muslim-dominated countries and continue to be victims of religious intolerance.



Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories