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Salesian priest recounts his kidnapping in Yemen, imprisonment

Catholic News Service ROME — Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location, one of several he had been relocated...

Southern Philippines bishops support ‘temporary’ martial law

MANILA, Philippines — Catholic bishops in the southern Philippines supported the declaration of martial law in Mindanao following an attempt by a band of...

Pope Francis decries ‘barbaric attack’ on concertgoers in Manchester – updated

Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England — Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what...

Syriac Catholic patriarch ‘horrified’ after seeing Iraqi ‘ghost towns’

Catholic News Service BEIRUT — The Syriac Catholic patriarch said he was horrified to see widespread devastation and what he called “ghost towns” during a...

Once Iraq recaptures Mosul, people will still need help, says archbishop

  Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The military operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group is not the only...

Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered prayers for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando and expressed hope...

Chaldean patriarch appeals to Iraqi leaders to work for reconciliation

  Catholic News Service   BAGHDAD (CNS) -- Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad urged Iraq's leaders to put an end to the "institutional, economic and...

Kerry says Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that atrocities carried out by the Islamic State group against Yezidis, Christians and...

House panel calls attacks on Christians, others in Middle East ‘genocide’

WASHINGTON — The House Foreign Affairs Committee March 2 unanimously passed a bipartisan measure condemning as genocide the killing of Christians, Yezidis and other...

Christmas comes with pain but hope for displaced families in Iraq

Catholic News Service IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) -- Habiba Daud remembers Christmas in Qaraqosh as beautiful. The festivities would start days before with the preparation of...

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