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CRS CEO Sean Callahan visits the Holy Land.

In Holy Land visit, Catholic Relief Services head sees ‘hope and resiliency’ amid chaos

Feb 7, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Sean Callahan said he was able to witness the countless displaced individuals and families that have struggled in Gaza since... Read more

A woman sits with a child by drying laundry outside a classroom at a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov. 14, 2023, where internally displaced Palestinians have taken refuge amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Catholic Relief Services calls for ‘immediate cessation of violence’ in Gaza to allow aid

Nov 16, 2023

By Daniel Payne

CRS is supporting four churches in Gaza where “they are running out of food, running out of water, and are... Read more

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) issued warnings on Nov. 14, 2023, of a potential humanitarian crisis in Ghana after a “devastating” flood in the southeastern part of the country. 

Catholic Relief Services warns of disease, ‘long-term’ hunger amid devastating Ghana flood

Nov 15, 2023

By Daniel Payne

A CRS representative in Ghana said 200,000 hectares remain covered by water in the southeastern part of the country, impacting... Read more

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Catholic Relief Services calls for ‘immediate humanitarian access’ to Gaza Strip

Oct 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The charity group on Saturday asked for aid access “before a dire humanitarian situation becomes a catastrophe.” Read more

A Christian mission team is pictured praying in Guatemala in 2019.

USAID announces ‘religious engagement policy’ aimed at partnering with faith groups

Sep 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The agency said the policy underscored “the important role of religious communities and faith-based organizations [FBOs] as strategic development partners.” Read more

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Two CRS aid workers killed in Ethiopia

Apr 12, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Two Catholic Relief Services workers were shot and killed April 9, Easter Sunday, while riding in a CRS vehicle in... Read more

Honduran family in front of their adobe house near Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

How immigration is hurting Honduran families — and what CRS is doing to limit it

Apr 6, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

One Catholic says migration is not a situation that occurs because someone “really wants it” but mainly “because of the... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Feb. 12, 2023.

Pope Francis urges support for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

Feb 12, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the people of Turkey and Syria who are suffering after devastating earthquakes killed more than... Read more

A Syrian woman and her children warm by a stove at an emergency shelter in the center of the city of Maarat Misrin, in the rebel-held northern part of the northwestern Idlib province Feb. 7, 2023, one day after a deadly earthquake hit Syria and Turkey.

Catholic aid agencies respond after devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Feb 7, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

According to the latest available estimates as of midday Tuesday, the 7.8-magnitude quake ​​has left at least 6,200 people dead... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez speaks about the heroic virtues of Father Bill Atkinson, O.S.A., and the work performed to prepare the formal documents related to his cause for beatification and canonization.

Philly archbishop to head Catholic Relief Services board of directors

Nov 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The three-year appointment is one of the first official acts of Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the new president of the United... Read more

Catholic Relief Services distributes food for school children at one of the schools in the Department of Totonicapán, Guatemala, with the help of parent volunteers. The parents who picked up food had to comply with safety protocols such as wearing a mask, hand washing, and disinfection upon entry, and social distancing was maintained at all times.

Catholic Relief Services, USDA work together to provide food for school children in Guatemala during pandemic

Aug 18, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a normal year, Maria Quiró’s children would eat a meal at school as part of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS)... Read more

An aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 16, 2008.

US bishops offer prayers following earthquake in Haiti

Aug 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed their sorrow at the news of a massive earthquake once again striking... Read more

July 11, 2021: Cubans protest in Havana

CRS warns of ‘hunger pandemic’ afflicting the elderly in Cuba

Jul 26, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The director of the Hispanic Development Unit of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Ana Gloria Rivas-Vásquez, called for Catholics around the... Read more

Buildings destroyed by airstrikes in the Gaza Strip

Remember the humanity on both sides of Israel-Gaza conflict, Catholic aid group insists

May 20, 2021

Catholics must be mindful of the humanity on both sides of conflict in Israel and Gaza, said a top official... Read more

June 25, 2020: Health workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad

‘We are alarmed’: Catholic aid groups respond to India’s COVID crisis

May 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic aid groups are mobilizing relief efforts in India, as the country is gripped by a worsening outbreak of the... Read more

People wait outside a distribution point to receive aid rations in Oromia Region, Ethiopia, in February 2018

Catholic aid group praises Biden’s proposed boost to foreign assistance

Apr 12, 2021

A Catholic aid agency is praising President Biden’s 2022 fiscal year budget request for its focus on fighting poverty. Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro JD. CNA file photo.

CRS: Relieving Central American pressures could help with immigration challenge for US

Mar 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Immigration pressures at the U.S.-Mexico border start in Central America—and these pressures need attention in the United States’ immigration debate,... Read more

Children in South Sudan.

Food insecurity worsening in many countries, CRS warns

Mar 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

Global hunger has reached an alarming level and could grow worse as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, said Catholic Relief... Read more

CRS’ Lenten Rice Bowl program to help feed the hungry amid COVID pandemic

Feb 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholic Relief Services is asking Catholics this Lent to remember those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by participating in... Read more

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As Biden increases refugee cap, CRS applauds

Feb 5, 2021

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is among the groups praising President Joe Biden’s announcement that the U.S. will accept more refugees... Read more