Tag Archives: Violence

Bomb set off at Mexican Bishops’ Conference headquarters

Unidentified persons set off an explosive today at the headquarters of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference (CEM) in Mexico City. No one was injured, according to a conference spokesman. A security camera video shared by Bishop Ramon Castro of Cuernavaca shows footage from inside the building of the moment the explosive went off outside the facilities.

Read more

What does it mean to be a ‘pro-life’ police officer?

“Ultimately, this report is about the sanctity of all human life.” This remarkable line opens up an international police group’s flagship document on how to improve incidents of officer-involved shootings and the kinds of non-armed crisis situations that take place regularly across the United States. “The essence of policing is the preservation of life,” Chuck

Read more

Southern DRC violence has left more than 3,000 dead

More than 3,300 people have been killed since October alone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, said a report on recent violence by Catholic officials this week. The death toll includes civilians caught in the crossfire of a brutal fight between the Congolese army and an opposing militia group. A report was

Read more

ISIS ally in Philippines storms Catholic cathedral, takes hostages

Islamic State-allied militants in the Philippines have taken a Catholic priest and a group of church-goers hostage, threatening to kill them if the nation’s military does not cease its current offensive against them. The hostages were taken during a militant siege in the southern Philippines city of Marawi on Tuesday and Wednesday. Militants also burned

Read more

Following sixth journalist murder this year, Mexican bishops speak up

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference offered prayers for journalists as they face increased violence in their efforts to uncover truth. “The Mexican Bishop’s Conference expresses its support and solidarity with journalists throughout Mexico, facing violence attacks in the exercise of their profession,” the bishops said in a May 21 statement. According to the international journalist advocacy

Read more