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Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesu di Palidoro hospital outside Rome, Jan. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for children suffering from rare diseases

Feb 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for children suffering from rare diseases that they may feel “the caress of God’s love and... Read more

Delivery of medical kits for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Caritas acts to limit Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Aug 2, 2019

Caritas Spain has mobilized 6,200 volunteers to fight the Ebola epidemic in the affected areas of the Democratic Republic of... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

Francis prays for Charlie Gard, as his parents end legal battle

Jul 24, 2017

After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially be of aid to a British baby... Read more

Pope Francis greets patients with Huntington's Disease May 18, 2017.

Pope Francis to Huntington's patients: You deserve respect and love

May 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Thursday offered a message of hope and love to patients with Huntington’s disease, a rare and incurable... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

How the Church is fighting Zika virus in the US

Sep 1, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

With Zika virus reaching the continental U.S. in recent weeks, scientists are scrambling to find a cure and a vaccine.... Read more

The operators in charge of burying the dead from Ebola in the cemetery set up in Kenema.

Ebola deaths are still happening – and the Vatican is aiming to stop them

Jul 21, 2015

By Elise Harris

Although two of the three countries hardest hit by last year’s Ebola outbreak have been declared free of the virus,... 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

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

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

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

Health workers in West Africa respond to Ebola outbreak

Apr 10, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Health care workers are joining forces with Catholic charities and local communities in response to a deadly outbreak of Ebola... Read more