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Mass was held in St. Peter's Square for the canonization of 35 new saints Oct. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis advances causes of nuns who died in Ebola outbreak

Feb 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtue of three Italian religious sisters who died from Ebola in Africa during the... Read more

Ebola epicentre with workers in Africa.

New Ebola outbreak in DRC prompts Catholic aid

Jul 13, 2020

Caritas Spain has announced that it will donate more than 23,000 euros – about $26,000 – to Caritas in the... Read more

A woman gets her temperature measured at an Ebola screening station as she enters DCR from Rwanda.

Promising clinical trial for Ebola drugs brings hope to DRC

Aug 15, 2019

Scientists are hopeful after a clinical trial of two experimental drugs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) showed... Read more

A man receives an Ebola vaccine in Goma, DCR on July 15, 2019.

Ebola outbreak in DRC an international health emergency, WHO declares

Jul 18, 2019

The nearly year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached the level of an international health... Read more

A health worker wears protective gear at a health screening facility in a Ugandan town bordering DRC.

Amid Uganda Ebola scare, Catholic aid group is ready to help

Jun 20, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.  Read more

Death toll in DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 1,000

May 9, 2019

The Ebola outbreak that began last August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now claimed more than 1,000... Read more

Ebola epicentre with workers in Africa.

Catholic priest in DRC quarantined as Ebola outbreak continues

May 25, 2018

A Catholic priest has contracted the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid a continuing outbreak that began... Read more

Spanish nurse Teresa Romero (C) was discharged from Madrid's Carlos III Hospital Nov. 5, 2014.

Spanish nurse survives Ebola, thanks God for recovery

Nov 6, 2014

Upon announcing her recovery from Ebola, Spanish nurse Teresa Romero said Wednesday that she praises God for her life and... Read more

St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia closed after eight staff members died of Ebola. Photo courtesy of Caritas Internationalis.

Ebola orphans and other woes: What the Church in West Africa faces

Oct 28, 2014

By Elise Harris

A health adviser for a top global Catholic relief agency stressed the Church's key efforts on the Ebola front in... Read more

Nina Pham after her release from care. Screenshot.

Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

Oct 24, 2014

Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared... Read more

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas (File Photo/CNA).

Why the bishop of Dallas sheltered a family on Ebola watch

Oct 21, 2014

When a Texas family feared to have contracted the Ebola virus was recently placed under quarantine, they found refuge from... Read more

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas where Nina Pham is being treated for Ebola virus, Oct. 14, 2014.

No boundaries to prayer for nurse under Ebola quarantine

Oct 15, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics in Texas are praying for the two nurses infected with Ebola, one of whom is a devout Catholic in... Read more

A burned mattress upon which an Ebola patient had laid during his illness in a West African village during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

For Liberia's faithful, only Christ offers hope amid Ebola panic

Oct 9, 2014

With hundreds dead from the devastating Ebola virus and no signs of relief on the horizon, one archbishop in Liberia... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope encourages Ghana bishops in Ebola aid, evangelization efforts

Sep 27, 2014

Personal conversion is the key to the work and fruits of the Church, Pope Francis told bishops visiting Rome from... 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

Dr. Timothy Flanagan, MD, poses with medical staff at the Sr. Barbara-Ann Memorial Health Center in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo courtesy of Dr. Timothy Flanagan.

American Catholic deacon and doctor assisting in Liberia Ebola outbreak

Sep 13, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed... Read more

Health workers from UNICEF and partners visit the crowded Marché Niger to teach families in Guinea to protect against Ebola.

Ebola outbreak worsens amid more pleas for aid

Aug 31, 2014

The continuing spread of the Ebola outbreak in Africa is putting more lives at risk, while containment efforts and the... Read more

The World Health Organization responds to the 2014 Ebola haemorhagic fever outbreak across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Vatican advisor: anti-Ebola effort needs international backup

Aug 25, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Though the Church and others are doing much to help Ebola victims, “extraordinary measures” are needed to halt the epidemic,... Read more

A burned mattress upon which an Ebola patient had laid during his illness in a West African village during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

Aid group blasts global apathy to early Ebola outbreak

Aug 11, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Warning that the international community neglected the initial outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, a relief agency testified before Congress... Read more

Church on front line against Ebola outbreak, official says

Aug 7, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Catholic Church plays a fundamental role in responding to the worst outbreak of Ebola infections in history, a Holy... Read more