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A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021.

CMMB provides medical relief, long-term recovery in Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake

On August 14, Josette lost everything. A single mother, she had gone to the supermarket to sell items to support... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the window overlooking St. Peter's Square on July 25, 2021.

Pope Francis urges solidarity with Haiti after devastating earthquake

“In recent hours a strong earthquake has occurred in Haiti, causing numerous deaths, injuries and extensive material damage. I wish... Read more

Haitian Cardinal injured after earthquake destroys his residence

Cardinal injured, priest dead after earthquake in Haiti

Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference, has been injured, while a Catholic priest... Read more

Cardinal Josip Bozanić of Zagreb prays in front of a destroyed church in Žažina, Croatia on Jan. 4, 2021. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Zagreb.

Croatia's Catholic bishops give $1 million in relief to earthquake victims

The Croatian bishops’ conference is donating over $1 million in emergency aid to victims of the country’s December earthquake.  Read more

Sr. Clare Crockett. Photo

‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called... Read more

Earthquake hits North Carolina during Mass reading about earthquake

As North Carolina experienced a moderate earthquake Sunday, local pastors encourage Catholics to relinquish control to God.  Read more

Rescuers search for survivors after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Padada town, Davao del Sur province in the Philippines, Dec. 16, 2019.

Philippines quake victims need water, aid, prayer

After a southern Philippines earthquake killed at least nine and displaced thousands of people on Monday, survivors emphasized their need... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly earthquake in Albania

Pope Francis expressed his condolences Wednesday for those who have been affected by or who have died in a devastating... Read more

St. Catherine of Alexandria church in Porac was damaged when an April 23 earthquake struck the Philippines.

Bishops pray for victims of earthquakes in Philippines

Catholic leaders have offered prayers for the Philippines after two earthquakes struck the region this week.  Read more

A child stands in front of debris after an Aug. 5 earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island.

As death toll climbs from Indonesia quake, Catholic agency takes action

With hundreds dead and thousands left homeless by a major earthquake in Indonesia last weekend, Catholic Relief Services is working... Read more

Sister Clare Crockett of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother.

Documentary highlights life of religious sister who died in Ecuador earthquake

A new documentary film entitled “All or Nothing” tells the story of Sister Clare Crockett, a religious sister who died... Read more

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

Pope prays for victims of massive earthquake on Iran-Iraq border

After an earthquake along the Iraq-Iran border left some 340 people dead and another 4,000 injured, Pope Francis voiced his... Read more

World Youth Day cross, icon of Mary in Oaxaca, Mexico.

World Youth Day cross, Marian icon console Mexican earthquake victims

A team of pilgrims representing World Youth Day 2019 offered a message of hope and consolation to Mexicans impacted by... Read more

Destroyed church in Marigot, Saint Martin days after this Caribbean island sustained extensive damage after the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 12, 2017.

Religious leaders are fed up with discrimination against churches in disaster aid

Federal disaster relief policy denies repair and reconstruction assistance to houses of worship – and that needs to change, the... Read more

Rescuers work in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on Sept. 19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico City archdiocese offers free medical care for earthquake victims

In the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that anyone needing medical care... Read more

Church collapses in Mexico quake during baptism, killing several

On Sept. 19, a family in Puebla, Mexico was attending the baptism of their daughter when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook... Read more

Mexican bishops join in prayer, grief after second deadly earthquake

Following Mexico’s second major earthquake in two weeks, bishops in the country called for prayers and solidarity, asking Our Lady... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Casa Santa Marta on June 9, 2016.

Pope Francis prays for Mexico during this ‘moment of sorrow’

On Wednesday Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after they suffered a devastating earthquake Sept. 19,... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on October 2, 2013.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Mexico earthquake

Following Mass during his five-day trip to Colombia, Pope Francis on Friday offered prayers for those affected by a major... Read more

Pope Francis visits an earthquake zone in Italy in 2016. Photo: L'Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis donates 50,000 euros to Greek island struck by earthquake

Pope Francis has donated 50 thousand euros to the island of Lesbos, Greece, which is recovering from a June earthquake.  Read more