Posts Tagged ‘ISIS’

Hope for Mosul says bishop reclaiming his diocese

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

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

ISIS desecrate consecrated hosts and church

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

ISIS militants desecrated another Catholic church last week in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. The church is in the village of Malagakit. The crucifix and images of  Our Lady and Christ were destroyed while consecrated hosts were thrown on the floor. Read more Related Posts:Marae hosts priest’s treasuresWhat if a mouse consumed a consecrated Read more

Muslims lend Christians hijabs to escape ISIS

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Muslims are helping their Christian brothers and sisters escape ISIS militants in the southern Philippines city of Marawi. About 1,000 residents are said to remain trapped in the besieged city. Fighting continues around them between the Philippine Army and Islamist rebels. Escape stories are emerging. “Some of the stories that stuck were Muslims helping protect Read more

ISIS destroy Philippines cathedral

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Rampaging ISIS terrorists in the southern Philippine city of Marawi  have desecrated a cathedral and destroyed its holy images. A video posted by the gunmen showed armed men throwing down and stomping on the images of Jesus, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph and tearing up posters of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI. ISIS Read more

Muslims terror in Galway mosque attack

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

A hundred Muslims at prayer in Galway’s Masjid Maryam mosque were traumatised when it was attacked on Monday evening. Rocks hurled through the windows terrified the worshippers, who included women and children. Imam Ahmad Noonan said “The rocks came smashing through the windows and could have seriously injured one of my members. “We have had Read more

Murder of Coptic Christians barbaric

Monday, May 29th, 2017

An attack by masked gunmen on a busload of Coptic Christians traveling to visit monastery south of Cairo has drawn widespread condemnation and disgust. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack which “riddled the bus” with machine gun fire. Twenty eight people including children died in the attack. Another 22 were injured. At least one Read more

Civilians’ bodies dumped in Marawi

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The executed bodies of eight civilians have been found dumped in a ravine outside Marawi City in the Southern Phillipines. Islamist rebels have been occupying the town for several days. Most of the dead were shot in the head. Some had their hands tied behind their backs. Read more Related Posts:Vatican: ‘Killer robots’ pose threat Read more

ISIS kills, kidnaps priest, parishioners in Philippines

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

ISIS has burned buildings, beheaded a police chief, killed five soldiers and two policemen and kidnapped a priest, parish staff and parishioners in a rampage through Marawi, a mainly Muslim town in the southern Philippines. Further atrocities are emerging as news reports filter out of the region. The militants have raised the black ISIS flag Read more

Religious leaders solidarity after Manchester

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Pope Francis is among religious and world leaders and ordinary citizens offering prayers and support after Monday’s suicide bomb attack at a concert in Manchester. Twenty-two people, including an eight year-old girl, died in the attack Islamic State is taking responsibility for. Another 59 were wounded. Francis has sent a telegram to the victims of Read more