National / International News

National / International News

Using God’s name to justify violence is ‘blasphemy,’ Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an “affront to human dignity,” and encouraging attendees to find hope in Jesus.

U.S. Catholics offer prayers after 'horrific' Paris attacks; ask for merciful response to refugees

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An outpouring of grief, condolences, and prayers came from Catholics across the United States in reaction to the Nov. 13 evening attacks in Paris — attacks the French government said were carried out by three teams of Islamic State terrorists.

Nothing can justify terrorist attacks, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — "This is not human," Pope Francis said after a night of terror in Paris left at least 127 people dead and more than 200 people injured.