Violence Against Priests

Thumbnail priest credit neville elder shutterstock cna Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 23, 2016 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest...

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Thumbnail women praying on june 16 2014 cna cna jpg 1 Arizona community mourns, remembers slain priest

The 105-degree heat did not deter parishioners and friends of Father Kenneth Walker from packing St. Catherine's in Phoenix to standing-room only...

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Vatican City, Sep 26, 2016 / 07:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been...

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Thumbnail brazil credit java tarsis via flickr cc by nc 20 cna Brazilian archbishop robbed at his residence

While preparing to travel to Mass on Saturday morning, Archbishop Antonio Muniz Fernandes of Maceio was robbed at gun point, along with a deacon...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit alphaspirit via wwwshutterstockcom cna Brazilian priest found stabbed to death in his home

A priest in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba was found dead in his rectory Thursday morning, with signs of having been stabbed,...

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Yaoundé, Cameroon, Jun 16, 2017 / 12:04 am (Church Pop).- After determining that one of their confreres was murdered two weeks ago, the bishops of...

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Thumbnail cardinal tobin speaks about mfl immigration screenshot Cardinal Tobin praises Trump admin on pro-life stance, criticizes on immigration

Vatican City, Jan 31, 2017 / 04:28 pm (CNA).- In the first days of U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark...

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Thumbnail cross grave credit sarah marchant shutterstock cna Catholic priest in Nigeria kidnapped, murdered

 A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered in Nigeria, local sources have confirmed. According to local news source Vanguard, Fr....

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Thumbnail priest collar cna 10 29 14 4 Franciscan priest abducted in Syria set free by captors

The organization of Franciscan missionaries serving in the Holy Land announced that Father Dhiya Aziz, who had been kidnapped early last week in...

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Thumbnail african man in prayer credit salim october via wwwshutterstockcom cna Gunmen kill Congolese priest who reported on atrocities

A Congolese Catholic priest who documented human rights abuses in his home country was killed by armed gunmen early Monday morning.Father Vincent...

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Thumbnail hostage credit 271 eak moto shutterstock cna Hope continues for captured Filipino priest sighted alive

Marawi, Philippines, Jun 27, 2017 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Captured priest Father Teresito “Chito” Suganob was seen alive on Sunday in a part...

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Jesús María, Mexico, Mar 29, 2017 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Felipe Altamirano Carrillo, an indigenous priest who served in the Mexico's...

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Thumbnail african priest praying rosary credit fotos593 shutterstock cna Italian Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria

An Italian Catholic priest, who is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, was kidnapped on Thursday by armed men in Benin City, Nigeria, according to...

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Thumbnail hostage credit 271 eak moto shutterstock cna Kidnapped Filipino priest pleads for help in video

Marawi, Philippines, May 30, 2017 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A week after Islamist militants kidnapped some 240 Catholics in the Philippines, a...

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Thumbnail priest credit neville elder shutterstock cna Kidnapped Mexican priest found alive with signs of torture

Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 14, 2016 / 01:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexican Conference of Bishops issued a statement acknowledging that Fr. José...

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Aden, Yemen, Dec 26, 2016 / 02:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Salesian priest kidnapped in Yemen on March 4 personally appealed for Pope Francis’ help...

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Thumbnail priest during wedding ceremony credit vivver shutterstock cna Kidnapped priest in Mexico liberated

Tampico, Mexico, Apr 1, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest in Mexico's state of Tamaulipas who had been abducted earlier this week was...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit lisa f young via wwwshutterstockcom cna Kidnapped priest in Nigeria released, doing well

Fr. Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary who was kidnapped in southern Nigeria last week, was freed Tuesday. He was freed late in the evening of...

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