Tag: Bombing

USCCB president decries terrorist bombings of Sri Lanka churches, hotels

USCCB president decries terrorist bombings of Sri Lanka churches, hotels

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops termed as “a great evil” the Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka targeting the country’s minority Christian community as worshippers packed three churches.

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Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

| Carol Glatz | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Burke said that after Pope Francis’ private meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, at the patriarch’s residence April 28, the two leaders will go together to the nearby church of Sts. Peter and Paul, which had been bombed during a Sunday Mass in Decem

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Syrian nun honored by State Department says U.S. bombing is step back

Syrian nun honored by State Department says U.S. bombing is step back

| Cindy Wooden | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two weeks after the U.S. State Department honored her as a Woman of Courage, a Salesian sister from Syria told reporters President Donald Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian air base is another step back from peace.

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Bombing of Aleppo destroys hospitals, traps civilians, especially kids

Bombing of Aleppo destroys hospitals, traps civilians, especially kids

| Dale Gavlak | August 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Only a small number of civilians in Aleppo are using humanitarian corridors to flee weeks of intensive bombardment; activists say people do not trust that the routes are safe.

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U.S. bishops speak out against attack in Turkey

U.S. bishops speak out against attack in Turkey

| June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Following the June 28 terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference and Chicago’s archbishop issued statements emphasizing the need to find comfort in faith and show support the suffering with prayer and generosity.

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