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Pope Francis prayed for peace in his Angelus address following Mass in L'Aquila, Italy.

Pope Francis offers condolences after 69 die in Nepal plane crash

Jan 16, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The plane was carrying 72 passengers from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a popular base for trekkers in the Annapurna mountain range... Read more

Arrest of Christians in Nepal prompts religious freedom worry

Apr 27, 2019

Reports of five Christians being arrested on faith-related charges in Nepal this week have sparked international concern and calls for... Read more

Nepal says 'no' to online porn

Oct 19, 2018

Nepal has introduced a ban on pornography as part of a government initiative to stem the country’s high rate of... Read more

Damaged temples in Bhaktapur, Nepal, following the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Photo courtesy of the Nepal Jesuit Society.

Nepalis show resilience one year after devastating earthquake

May 2, 2016

Members of the international Catholic aid agency Caritas visited Nepal last week to mark the anniversary of a devastating earthquake... Read more

Monsoon lightning.

A drastic threat looms for an already ravaged Nepal – the rain season

May 23, 2015

By Elise Harris

With 3-4 months of heavy rain at their doorstep, Nepal citizens who have been without shelter for nearly a month... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis donates $100,000 to Nepal relief efforts

Apr 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

After Saturday’s massive earthquake devastated the Southeast Asian country of Nepal, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum has offered financial assistance... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis assures Nepal earthquake survivors of his closeness and prayers

Apr 26, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis led the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the weekly Regina Caeli address in praying for the... Read more