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Francis prays for victims of the ongoing crisis in Venezuela

Vatican City, Apr 30, 2017 / 05:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Regina Coeli address on Sunday, Pope Francis called attention to the violence in Venezuela, offering up his prayers for the victims and appealing to the government and citizens to seek solutions to the crisis. “There […]

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Stories of ISIS victims are emerging, and they’re unbelievably brutal

New York City, N.Y., Apr 29, 2016 / 03:48 pm (CNA).- (Editor's note: This article includes explicit descriptions of violence. Reader discretion is advised.) The stories were graphic, brutal and raw. One account told of a couple whose children had been captured by ISIS militants. When they […]

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For Boko Haram victims – and their babies – Catholics pledge full support

Abuja, Nigeria, May 28, 2015 / 04:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Many escapees of the terrorist group Boko Haram include women and girls who are pregnant as a result of rape, and Nigeria's Catholics have been swift to show solidarity and support for the victims. “To the women […]

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Catholic Charities ready to help tornado, flood victims in Midwest

Oklahoma City, Okla., May 8, 2015 / 03:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a series of damaging tornadoes and flooding in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, a Catholic Charities affiliate said it is ready to provide long-term help. “People today are showing back up at their homes and finding […]

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Pope Francis offers prayers for victims of massive Nepal earthquake

Kathmandu, Nepal, Apr 25, 2015 / 10:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is praying for the victims of a massive earthquake that shook Nepal and surrounding areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday morning, according to a report from Vatican Radio.  The earthquake measured a 7.9 on the […]

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Vatican offers solidarity for victims of Alps plane crash

Digne, France, Mar 24, 2015 / 01:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a Germanwings Airbus carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps, the Holy See has assured the Pope's prayers for the departed and has offered solidarity with the victims’ families. “Having learned of the tragic […]

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Pakistani Christians mourn bomb victims, protest lack of security

Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 16, 2015 / 12:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians in Pakistan are grieving the loss of 15 people who were killed in suicide bomb attacks on two churches in Lahore on Sunday, and are protesting the lack of security provided by the government to the […]

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Pope urges prayers for victims, assailants of ‘cruel’ Paris attack

Vatican City, Jan 8, 2015 / 09:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ first words at  Mass on Thursday were a prayer for the victims of yesterday’s attack on employees of a satirical newspaper in Paris, with a plea for the assailants’ conversion. “The attack yesterday in Paris […]

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Pope calls victims to be ‘prophetic voices’ against nuclear war

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2014 / 10:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message to an international gathering on the impact of nuclear weapons, Pope Francis called on victims to be “prophetic voices” against the potential for destruction of persons and the planet. These victims, he said, “warn […]

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Bishop prays for victims of plane crash in Papua New Guinea

Bishop prays for victims of plane crash in Papua New Guinea

Bereina, Papua New Guinea, Sep 29, 2014 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In Papua New Guinea, the Bishop of Bereina has prayed for the four persons killed Sept. 20 when their aircraft, which was carrying supplies to a remote village, crashed. “It was our parish of Our […]

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