The Suffering Church

In DRC, an upsurge of violence against the Church


In the wake of an attack on a Catholic seminary, the leader of the Church in the Democratic Republic has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country.

In Niger, witnessing Christ’s love to Muslims


Mother Marie-Catherine Kingbo is Superior General of the Fraternity of the Servants of Christ in Niger. She spoke late last month at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Attack frightens Nepal’s Catholics


An arson attack on the cathedral Church of Apostolic Vicariate of Nepal has left the country’s small Catholic community in a state of shock.

Catholic priest stabbed in Mexico Cathedral


Speaking on behalf on the cathedral chapter, Father Ricardo Valenzuela, the senior sacristan and liturgical director of the cathedral, expressed his concern for the health of the priest and asked for the prayers of all the Catholic faithful.

Cardinal sounds alarm in Venezuela


Amidst mounting and increasingly violent clashes between protestors and supporters of the government, the Venezuelan bishops have called for peace.

Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima, Aid to the Church in Need turns 70


The May 13, 2017 canonization by Pope Francis of two Portuguese shepherds to whom Our Lady appeared 100 years ago at Fatima has particular resonance for international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Post-ISIS rebuilding begins on Nineveh plain, Iraq’s ancient Christian heartland  


Work has begun on the rebuilding of the first 100 Christian homes on the Nineveh plain, a region devastated by ISIS.

Nigerian bishop suspects government-level support of new wave of Islamist terror


A Roman Catholic bishop has accused authorities in Nigeria of clandestinely supplying weapons to an Islamist terrorist network, charging that the organization has infiltrated federal and state governments.

Remains of abducted Syrian Christians are finally laid to rest


The remains of five Christians abducted by jihadist rebels four years ago from the Christian town of Maaloula have at last been laid to rest in their home town.

Priest was ISIS captive: ‘I am journeying towards freedom’


Syrian monk Father Jacques Mourad spent five months in 2015 as a captive of ISIS. He recently spoke about his experience at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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