The man suspected of opening fire and killing a subway rider over the weekend turned himself in at a Lower Manhattan NYPD precinct on Tuesday, according to authorities.
After Clampdown in El Salvador, Some Worry Human Rights Are in Peril
Human rights groups in Washington sounded the alarm after the Salvadoran government began mass arrests and suspended personal freedoms following a record-breaking spree of homicides by gangs in late March.
Pope Francis Visits Ukrainian Refugee Children in a Pediatric Hospital in Rome
Pope Francis again condemned Russia’s war on Ukraine, calling it a “senseless massacre” and “sacrilegious” attack on human life.
Cardinal Czerny Meets Refugees in Slovakia, Ukraine
Continuing the mission entrusted to him by Pope Francis, Cardinal Michael Czerny visited Slovakia and a Ukrainian border town to convey the pope’s closeness to victims of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Diocese of Brooklyn ‘Praying That Calm and Peace Will Win Out’ After Assassination of Haiti’s President
Leaders in the Diocese of Brooklyn released a statement on July 8 about the situation in Haiti. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Guy Sansaricq are praying for calm and peace in Haiti during “this difficult time” of uncertainty.
Nuncio Tells Besieged Mexican Town: The Church Is With You
Archbishop Franco Coppola, papal ambassador to Mexico, recently traveled to a town besieged by warring drug cartels to reiterate the church’s commitment to serving populations suffering violence.
‘Violence in the Name of God is Blasphemy,’ USCCB President Says
Decrying the acts of religious violence that have taken place during the Christmas season, the president of the U.S. bishops declared: “Violence in the name of God is blasphemy.”
Brooklyn Murder Victim Volunteered at Monastery
The actor/author who was stabbed to death in Greenpoint Aug. 18 was an ardent Catholic who was particularly devoted to the Carmelite Monastery in Cypress Hills.
Bishops Rebuke Racist Events in Charlottesville
In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 11 and 12.
Churches Provide Refuge to Kenyans Fleeing Militants
About 2,000 Kenyans along the coast near Somalia have taken refuge in two churches and a school, fleeing increased attacks from suspected al-Shabab militants.