Terrorist Attack

Pope Francis speaks at the Vatican's Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow as Sydney Knife Attack Shocks Australia

Apr 13, 2024

“Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the violent attack in Sydney, and he sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all affected,” the message said.

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Sacristan Killed, Priest Wounded in Terrorist Attacks in Spain; Bishops Condemn Violence

Jan 27, 2023

A sacristan was killed and a priest wounded during a suspected terrorist attack Wednesday on two Catholic churches in Spain.

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd on 12 June 2022 gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for the recitation of the Angelus on Trinity Sunday. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Prays for Victims of Deadly Islamic Terrorist Attack in Somalia

Oct 30, 2022

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday that God may “convert the hearts of the violent” after an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist attack in Somalia.


Pastor and more than 80 others Kidnapped in Attacks on Two Nigerian Churches

Sep 23, 2022

Armed men kidnapped more than 80 Christians last week in attacks on two separate churches in north-central and northwest Nigeria, reported Morning Star News.

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on March 20, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Honors Comboni Nun Killed by Islamist Terrorists in Mozambique

Sep 11, 2022

Pope Francis in his Angelus address on Sunday honored an Italian missionary sister who was killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)/Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Catholic Church Condoles with Victims of Terrorist Attack in Northern Burkina Faso

Aug 23, 2021

Following the August 18 attack on a civilian convoy in Burkina Faso that left 47 people dead and several others injured, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have expressed their closeness with the victims of the attack and their respective families, praying for lasting peace in the country.

Map showing Kodyel village where terrorists killed at 30 civilians in an attack on May 3. Credit: Public Domain

Catholics in a Burkinabe Village “on the alert” Following Monday Terrorist Attack: Priest

May 6, 2021

Catholics living in Kodyel village in Burkina Faso’s Fada N’Gourma Diocese are “on the alert” following the Monday, May 3 terrorist attack that left at least 30 people dead and several others injured, a Priest in the Burkinabe Diocese has told ACI Africa.

Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, France. / Victor Kiev/shutterstock.

Nice Basilica Terrorist Attack: Who Were the Victims?

Oct 29, 2020

This story is developing and will be updated: Bells tolled in Catholic parishes across France in memory of the three people killed in a knife attack at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice Thursday morning.  

Bishop Joseph Alessandro, of Garissa Diocese, Kenya. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Five Years after Terrorist Attack at Kenya’s Garissa University, Bishop Shares Progress

Apr 9, 2020

On the 5th anniversary of the  deadly attack on Kenya’s Garissa University College, situated in the north eastern part of the East African country, the Catholic Bishop of the area has recalled the unfortunate event and recounted initiatives that have undertaken by religious leaders to promote peaceful co-existence.