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Syrian Refugees.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

Shipping bill could cut aid to millions, Catholic leaders warn

Leaders of Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on the Senate to defeat a legislative... Read more

Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

'Dire' situation continues in Central African Republic

An ongoing lack of security in the Central African Republic is among the challenges facing those who long for peace,... Read more

Youth participate in Typhoon Haiyan relief assistance.

Filipinos continue to recover from Typhoon Haiyan

More than four months since the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the people of the Philippines remain in the process of... Read more

Rice bowl app aims to engage Catholics in Lent, fight hunger

Catholic Relief Services’ annual Rice Bowl Program has added a new mobile app and a social media-based photo challenge to... Read more