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Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly Tehran attacks

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. “His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the barbaric attack in Tehran, and laments this senseless

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Pope Francis condemns ‘abhorrent’ Kabul attack

After a major suicide bomb tore through a busy neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 80 people, Pope Francis condemned the ‘brutal’ act, offering his prayers for the victims and for peace in the country. “Having learned with sadness of the abhorrent attack in Kabul and of the many dead and seriously injured, Pope

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Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

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. Legislative member P.C. George expressed concern that prayer and words are the only action taken to release Fr. Tom, and said the terrorists only “want

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Despite deadly attacks, Pope Francis will still go to Egypt

The Vatican confirmed Monday that Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt at the end of the month will go on as planned, despite terrorist attacks which killed more than 43 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in the country. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, told journalists April 10 that “the Pope’s trip

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Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly London attack

After four people died in an apparent terrorist attack in London yesterday, Pope Francis has voiced his sorrow and solidarity for the victims and their families, entrusting them and the nation to God’s mercy. “Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and of the injuries caused by the attack in central London, His

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Prayers go out amid confusion, chaos following London attack

Church and government leaders offered prayers in the aftermath of an attack in London on Wednesday afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the incident in Westminster this afternoon,” read a post on Twitter from the news page of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. “We pray tonight for

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