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A nurse attends one of the victims of the attack by gunmen during Pentecost Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Ondo, Nigeria, June 6, 2022. Reports said at least 50 people were killed in the attack. (CNS photo/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis expressed his solidarity and closeness with Catholics in Nigeria after gunmen stormed a church and reportedly killed at least 50 people during a Pentecost Mass.
Colombian nun Gloria Cecilia Narvaez, second from left, is escorted by police after her arrival at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia on Nov. 16, 2021.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis authorized spending up to 1 million euros to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by Al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali, a cardinal testified Thursday.
Kathryn Jean Lopez
More about the Christians of Iraqi-Kurdistan and Nineveh than Pope Francis, the film highlights their gratitude by showing why it was so important to them that he visit Iraq.
Demonstrators in Washington rally against the death penalty outside the U.S. Supreme Court building Oct. 13, 2021.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
The Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a 6-3 vote.
In this photo Pope Francis kisses Trappist Father Jean-Pierre Schumacher’s hand during a meeting at the cathedral in Rabat, Morocco, March 31, 2019.
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Father Jean-Pierre Schumacher died 10 minutes after receiving the anointing of the sick at the start of a Mass for the feast of Christ of the King.
A destroyed vehicle is seen inside a house after a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29, 2021.  (AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi)
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Christian Braun
The targeted killing of alleged terrorists, through drone strikes or other extralegal means, has no moral basis in contemporary Catholic thinking.