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Dontavious Spann helps hand out cases of bottled water at a Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition distribution site on Aug. 31, 2022 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Catholic Charities joins water crisis relief effort in Jackson, Mississippi

Sep 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The city's water supply was severely disrupted last week when flooding damaged the pumps at a major water treatment plant. Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020.

Vatican cardinal: ‘Access to clean water must be a priority’

Mar 25, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Peter Turkson tells CNA how the Vatican is helping to ensure that everyone in the world has access to... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

Vatican marks World Water Day with call to end waste and contamination

Mar 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has marked World Water Day by urging an end to water waste and contamination. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope: Education, encounter are key in furthering access to clean water

Mar 22, 2019

In a message for World Water Day, Pope Francis stressed the need to remember the suffering of billions of people... Read more

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Pope Francis: the oceans and seas reflect God's greatness

Sep 1, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Contemplating the grandeur of the ocean is also an opportunity to reflect on the goodness of God the Creator, Pope... Read more

El Salvador bishops call for laws defending 'human right' to water

Jun 13, 2018

In a statement issued Monday, the Catholic bishops of El Salvador urged preventative legislation against the privatization of water sources.  Read more

People crowd St. Peter's Square as the Vatican shuts off fountains July 25, 2017

Vatican turns off fountains to conserve water for drought-hit Rome

Jul 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the city of Rome and much of Italy experiences a severe drought, the Vatican has turned off its fountains... Read more

Water bottles.

What Catholics are doing about Flint's stunning water scandal

Jan 29, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

“It all started before Christmas. We knew something was wrong with the water.”  Read more

A Navejo elder sits in her yard while water is delivered to her home in Smith Lake, NM.

Group aims to ease US water poverty with Advent campaign

Dec 5, 2013

A human rights organization is teaming up with a Catholic mission this Advent to help offer free, clean water to... Read more