Posts Tagged ‘ISIS’

A chalice shot by militants to be displayed in Spanish churches Comments 0

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese of Málaga, Spain are displaying a chalice that was shot by the Islamic State. The chalice was rescued from a Syrian Catholic church in the town of Qaraqosh on the Nineveh plain in Iraq. It was brought to Read more

This Syrian Catholic priest was kidnapped and tortured by ISIS. He still has hope in humanity. Comments 0

Monday, February 24th, 2020

It became clear that I would need to follow the Rev. Jacques Mourad around all day. To the kitchen, where he was preparing kebab with eggplants or demonstrating how to cut onions just so or washing dishes. To the chapel, where he was picking away wax collecting on candle holders. To the classrooms, where he Read more

Church Leaders in Sri Lanka Call for Independent Investigation into Easter Bombings Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka has called for an “independent and impartial” investigation into the bombings of three churches and three hotels on Easter Sunday. The leaders claim that this investigation must bring about justice for the victims by holding those responsible before the law. On April 21, Easter Sunday, suicide bombers reportedly supported Read more

The state must find terror attack perpetrators – or the people will Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019

The state must find Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday terror attack perpetrators and put them on trial. If they don’t, they risk the community taking justice into its own hands, warns Cardinal Malcom Ranjith of Colombo. “I want to state that we may not be able to keep people under control in the absence of a Read more

Suicide bombers attack congregation at Pakistani church Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Suicide bombers attacked a Christian church in Quetta, Pakistan on Sunday. The Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, which was targeted in the attack, was on high alert as Christian places of worship are often targeted by Islamist extremists over the Christmas season. Over 400 people were attending a service at the time of the attack. Nine Read more

Vatican visitors threatened – ISIS wants “Christmas blood” Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Vatican visitors may be Islamic State’s (ISIS) next terror targets. A pro-ISIS propaganda channel has made a poster depicting a car attack. The poster – reading “Christmas blood” – shows a masked jihadi driving a BMW at high speed towards St Peter’s Basilica. An assault rifle and a rucksack can be seen on the seat Read more

Our Lady miraculously saves women from ISIS Comments 0

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Hiding under their beds from Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists for eight hours, seven young women prayed Our Lady would save them. She did. The women’s ordeal started last week when ISIS fighters entered the church-run sanctuary in Kirkuk where the women were living. Kirkuk is about 60 kilometres to the south of Mosul. Speaking through Read more

ISIS video targets Pope, Vatican, Italy Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) video has been sent to the Vatican with a warning that Pope Francis and visitors to the Vatican could be targets of an ISIS terrorist attack. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin says he has seen two videos from ISIS over the past few days. One threatens Italy with a Read more

Hope for Mosul says bishop reclaiming his diocese Comments 0

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Vanquishing ISIS and returning Mosul to the Christian Community is a sign of hope, says Syriac-Catholic Archbishop Petros Mouche of Mosul. The prelate says even though Mosul has been destroyed, for Syriac-Catholic Christians in Iraq its “liberation is … a cause for great joy because the bulk my diocese is comprised by Mosul and Qaraqosh Read more

Martyr’s first anniversary – Jacques Hamel’s sister speaks Comments 0

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest murdered just after praying for world peace while saying mass a year ago, has become a ‘brother to all,’ his sister Roselyne Hamel says. The two men who killed him claimed allegiance to ISIS. “We certainly come with many emotions,” Hamel said on Tuesday, the day before her brother’s Read more