Catholic Church

Venezuela: 12 killed in riots

Twelve people were killed in Caracas overnight following two days of mass street protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s beleaguered government.
Six people were also injured in the escalating violence, the public ministry said in a statement on Friday. The latest figures raised the total number of deaths during growing protests to 20 over the past three weeks.

Catholic Priest in Bulgaria Gets Death Threat for Helping Syrian Refugee Family

A municipal councilor in Belene, northern Bulgaria, has launched a campaign against a Catholic priest as the latter decided to accept a Syrian family granted refugee status, Bulgarian media report.

The Syrians consider leaving for fear of their lives.

Bosnian Religious Leaders Preach Solidarity Against Nationalism

"Standing together" against nationalism was the message of the event held on Monday evening by Bosnia's top religious leaders in an attempt to defuse tensions in the country.

The event saw Bosnia's Grand Mufti and the head of the Catholic Church in Bosnia share jokes with Bishop Grigorije of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Jakob Finci, president of the Jewish Community of Bosnia.

Rebel monks want damages

The legal brotherhood of monks in charge of the 1,000-year-old Esphigmenou Monastery in the self-governed monastic community of Mount Athos, near Thessaloniki, are demanding more than 3 million euros from the Greek state to compensate for damage wrought by some 100 fundamentalist monks who occupied the site in the 1970s and have remained there ever since.