Posts Tagged ‘terrorist attacks’

Speak out: terrorists must not dictate interfaith relationships Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019

The vicar general of the Auckland diocese, Monsignor Bernard Kiely, told a gathering in Auckland to speak out when terrorist attacks occur. He was giving the homily at a service to remember the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. “Speak out and be very clear that the extremists and the terrorists do Read more

Houses of worship – including Catholic – are targets for extremist attacks Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019

A look at recent records shows numerous attacks on houses of worship are carried out by extremists. Since 2010, for example, there have been at least 27 deadly attacks in places of worship. The following timeline offers a sample of these attacks. July 16, 2010: 27 killed and 270 injured after a double suicide bombing Read more

Filipino priest free after four months as hostage Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Catholic Filipino priest Teresito “Chito” Suganob is finally free, having been held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants for almost four months in the war-torn city of Marawi. According to The New York Times, the priest was rescued late on Saturday by the Philippines military, as it moved closer to rooting out the remaining gunmen from Read more

Paris prosecutor says four arrested over failed church attack Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The Paris prosecutor says four men have been arrested over a failed attack on a suburban Parisian church last year. They were arrested separately on Tuesday. France’s LCI television said they may have provided logistical help to chief suspect Sid Ahmed Ghlam. Read more       Related Posts:Arrests in suspected ISIS plot to attack Read more

Priest in Indonesia suffers minor injuries in copy-cat suicide bomb attack Comments 0

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The suicide bomb attack on a priest carried out by Ivan Armadi, a 17-year -old Indonesian was inspired by the murder of a French priest in July. “He was imitating … the priest attack because of the internet,” General Tito Karnavian Jakata’s national police chief told foreign journalists. However Armadi’s bomb-making skills, acquired over the Read more

Terrorist attacks on church and mosque in Nigeria Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A terrorist attack on an evangelical Christian church in central Nigeria, in which at least 20 people including the pastor were killed, has been followed a day later by a similar attack on a mosque. The assault on the main mosque of Okene showed the true nature of the terrorist attacks by the Islamist insurgency Read more