Terrorist Attacks

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.

Pilgrims praying at the Shrine of Our Lady of Yagma in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Credit: ACN

Survivors Recount “terrifying” Experience of July 3 Terrorist Attacks in Burkina Faso

Jul 9, 2022

Survivors of a terrorist attack in Bourasso in Burkina Faso’s Nouna Diocese that left dozens killed have recounted their experiences of the Sunday, July 3 attack.

Christmas in Ouagadougou. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Christian Refugees in Burkina Faso Nostalgic about Christmas before Terrorist Attacks

Dec 18, 2021

Displaced Christians in Burkina Faso are remembering with nostalgia how joyfully they celebrated Christmas before militants uprooted them from their homes, forcing them to seek refuge elsewhere.