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Staff and volunteers with a client at a Catholic Relief Services early childhood development center in Nairobi, Kenya.

CRS and Special Olympics team up to help Kenya's forgotten children

Aug 2, 2016

In 2013, Leia Isanhart met a little boy in Nairobi with intellectual disabilities. Because he was not very mobile, his... Read more

A Caritas Athens soup kitchen for refugees in Greece.

There are 21 million refugees around the world in need of solidarity

Jun 20, 2016

By Matt Hadro

As the global refugee crisis is at its worst since World War II, Catholics cannot be indifferent to the plight... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child in St. Peter's Square for the general audience, Dec. 9, 2015.

Don't love concepts – love people, Pope Francis tells aid workers

May 24, 2016

Addressing a global summit on humanitarian aid, Pope Francis offered encouragement and a reminder – don’t ever forget that each... Read more

Sabriya Yaqubi and her daughter Hasti at the Caritas Athens Refugee Centre in Athens, Greece.

Could Pope Francis' visit to Greece be a game-changer for refugees?

Apr 15, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis’ visit with refugees and migrants in Greece this Saturday could be a moment of leadership at a time... Read more

Syrian Refugees.

Five years into the Syrian Civil War, a look at those who've fled

Mar 15, 2016

March 15 marks five years since civil war broke out in Syria. The conflict has had devastating consequences for the... Read more

Amid threat of violence, CRS works to ease food shortage in Mali

Aug 25, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced people and... Read more

Children amid devastated buildings in Gaza.

Hope for Gaza? Despite a tough year, Catholic aid group says yes

Jul 23, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

One year after an outbreak of violence between the Israeli military and Hamas militants in Gaza, Catholic Relief Services is... Read more

A Catholic parish, a mosque, and a Serbian Orthodox parish in Bosanska Krupa, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Catholics voice hope that Pope Francis will build bridges in Bosnia

Jun 3, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis will find a country still suffering from ethnic and religious suspicion when he visits Bosnia and Herzegovina this... Read more

CRS vice president in same-sex civil marriage steps down

Jun 3, 2015

Amid the resignation of a vice presidential employee in a same-sex civil marriage, Catholic Relief Services reiterated its commitment to... Read more

CRS deliberating over vice president in same-sex civil marriage

Apr 20, 2015

A communications official with Catholic Relief Services said that the organization is aware that one of their vice presidential employees... Read more

The pediatric ward of St. Francois de Sales Hospital collapsed onto the maternity ward during the earthquake. Today there is a new two-story outpatient building.

Haiti's hope is in its people five years after quake

Jan 12, 2015

By Kate Veik

Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake decimated St. Francois de Sales Hospital in the heart of Port-au-Prince.   ... Read more

Maan George Hanna, an Iraqi Christian refugee at a church shelter in Jordan.

Iraqi Christians say there's no going home after rise of Islamic State

Jan 7, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Christians lived in Iraq for nearly two thousand years, but the violent rise of the Islamic State has convinced many... Read more

Super Typhoon Hagupit heading for the Philippines.

Prayer in the Philippines: bracing for Super Typhoon Hagupit

Dec 5, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

With Super Typhoon Hagupit approaching, tens of thousands of people have fled the coasts, as disaster relief agencies prepare for... Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley.

Award praises OKC archbishop's 'rallying cry' against black mass

Dec 5, 2014

Oklahoma City’s Archbishop Paul Coakley has received a Catholic leadership award for his prominent opposition to a satanic black mass... Read more

Syrian refugee and Caritas Jordan volunteer Amer Fahd Al Naser, his wife Noor and their sons at their apartment in Jordan, Oct. 27, 2014.

Amid Syrian refugee relief, Christians and Muslims find fellowship

Nov 20, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A Syrian Muslim refugee aided by the Catholic relief agency Caritas Jordan now volunteers to help other refugees, saying the... Read more

A family at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing from Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.

'Don’t abandon us' – Church in Mosul 'no longer exists'

Oct 23, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land and to Iraqi Kurdistan, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said... Read more

Two nurses and Ebola Case.

Relief workers welcome US action against Ebola

Sep 17, 2014

President Barack Obama’s announcement of personnel and other aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa drew... Read more

A man leaves his car and packs his bag at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing from Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.

Catholic groups unite to help Iraqis ousted by extremists

Aug 6, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Catholic Relief Services and Caritas have agreed to a common plan to help those who have fled from their homes... Read more

Two nurses and Ebola Case.

Education crucial to limiting Ebola outbreak, relief agency says

Aug 1, 2014

By Kate Veik

As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the... Read more

People take shelter in a parish church in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the area.

Bishops laud Catholic Relief Services for Philippines aid

Jun 14, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Catholic Relief Services' chairman has affirmed the international aid agency's strength and effective representation of the bishops' conference, especially lauding... Read more