Following a stabbing spree in rural Canada that left at least 10 dead and 18 injured, the local Catholic diocese is praying for victims and first responders.
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The Knights of Peter Claver, the largest historically African American Catholic lay organization in the U.S., said racism is neither pro-life nor Christian and ‘is not of God. Racism and hatred are tools used by the Devil.’
Ten people were killed and three others injured Saturday when a teenage gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
Over the weekend, armed robbers entered a pizzeria in a Naples suburb, pointing guns at families eating dinner, including young children.
Archbishop Cordileone called on the faithful to pray: "I ask San Francisco Catholics to engage in prayer, adoration and fasting for an end to violence and hatred. St. Francis, patron of San Francisco, pray for us."
‘I Offer the Pain I’m Going Through’: Shot Catholic Bishop-Elect Prays for Purification of South Sudan Diocese
Bishop-elect Carlassare was shot in both legs when two armed men fired multiple bullets at him after breaking into his room at the priests’ residence at Holy Family Cathedral in Rumbek in the early hours of April 26.
The archbishop announced that the Archdiocese of San Francisco will hold a prayer service April 10 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, praying “for an end to violence and racism particularly against Asians, for healing for our nation, and for the flourishing of peace and justice in our land.”
Pope Francis said in addition to persecution, another tangible situation a disciple of Jesus may find him or herself facing is hostility toward the faith and the Word of God.
The commission wrote that “religious freedom conditions in Turkey remained worrisome” in 2019, “with the perpetuation of restrictive and intrusive governmental policies on religious practice and a marked increase in incidents of vandalism and societal violence against religious minorities.”
Religious freedom advocates, including the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) have drawn attention to an increasing number of attacks on churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship in recent years.