Brazil’s Catholic Church has launched the “Life by a Thread” campaign to give visibility to the increased violence against those who defend social and environmental rights.
The statue of St. Junipero Serra in San Francisco is used by the current movement against racial injustice as a reason for violence, looting and vandalism.
Lent is a time for deeper dialogue with God through prayer, for renewed gratitude for God’s mercy and for increased compassion for people whose lives are under attack, Pope Francis said.
Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious battle that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy gunfire for hours.
Pope Francis said after the Angelus Dec. 1 he was concerned and saddened following two months of protests in Iraq that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.
A church located on the outskirts of Bolivia’s capital city became an improvised morgue Nov. 20, following another deadly day of protests in the South American country.
hile’s bishops Nov. 9 called for national dialogue and an end to the violence that has wracked the country for a month.
In an Oct. 18 statement, a day after the violence in Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa state, the bishops “offered prayers” and “expressed solidarity” with the victims and their families.