• Shooting in Vienna ‘apparent terrorist attack’

    This story is developing and will continue to be updated. Click here for the latest. Exchanges of gunfire Monday night between police and unknown assailants in Vienna come after several days of apparently Islamist attacks and demonstrations against Catholics and Catholic churches in... Read more
  • Islamic State attack on Kabul University kills 22, wounds 22

    An hours-long siege on Kabul University claimed by the Islamic State left at least 22 dead and 22 wounded Monday after two gunmen stormed the campus, took several students hostage and battled security forces for hours before the scene was cleared and all hostages were freed. The attack in... Read more
  • French police make second arrest in Nice attack

    An unnamed French official told the New York Times on Friday that police have arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with a deadly terrorist attack inside Notre-Dame de Nice. The attacker on Oct. 29 killed three people in the church, including a 44-year-old mother of three; a 60 year old... Read more
  • Cardinal Sarah says West must wake up to threat of Islamism after three killed at French Catholic church

    Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah said Thursday that the West must wake up to the threat of Islamism after three people were killed at a French church by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The Guinean cardinal wrote on Twitter Oct. 29 that “Islamism is a monstrous fanaticism which must... Read more
  • Nice basilica terrorist attack: Who were the victims?

    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. This is what is known so far about the victims: Vincent L.,... Read more
  • Knife attack at French church leaves 3 dead, alert level raised to maximum

    One woman was reportedly decapitated and two other people were stabbed to death on Thursday following a knife attack at a church in the French city of Nice that also left several others wounded, according to multiple reports. The suspect, believed to be... Read more
  • After teacher beheaded, some in France turn to Fr. Jacques Hamel

    Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack. Catholic Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen was joined by representatives of Muslim, Jewish, and other Christian... Read more
  • Kidnapped Christians released in Nigeria

    Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a global campaigner for religious freedom, has called for continued prayers for Nigeria after the release of four students and their teacher who were kidnapped in August. The gunmen also killed one man and burned down a local church during the raid in the... Read more
  • Catholicism in Nigeria: The Church stays strong while facing terrorism, persecution

    In some ways, Nigeria is a fine example of why many believe the “future of the Church is in Africa.” The continent’s largest nation (now more than 200 million people), with its fast-growing populace and strong religious tendencies, routinely exports priests to countries in need of... Read more
  • Sri Lankan cardinal: It is ‘sad and unfortunate’ that Easter bombing suspects are released

    A year and a half after church and hotel bombings killed 259 people and injured another 500 in Sri Lanka, five of seven suspects arrested in connection with the attacks have been released by the country’s government. The government has said the suspects were released due to a lack of... Read more