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Bassel Habkouk is reunited with his two children after being trapped for 52 hours after the devastating Feb. 6, 2023, earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Survivor of Turkey earthquake: ‘God protected me and the Virgin Mary did not leave me’

Mar 1, 2023

By Guitta Maroun

Only a few hours after Bassel Habkouk arrived for a visit in Turkey on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Feb. 12, 2023.

Pope Francis urges support for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

Feb 12, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the people of Turkey and Syria who are suffering after devastating earthquakes killed more than... Read more

Greek Catholic priest Father Fadi Najjar, who serves in Aleppo, Syria, appealed for prayers as his community faced the death and devastation after an earthquake struck Syria and Turkey on Feb. 6, 2023.

Priest after earthquake in Syria: We have seen death before us

Feb 10, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Greek Catholic priest Father Fadi Najjar related how he and his community have faced the devastation caused by the Feb.... Read more

Pope Francis prayed for victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria during his general audience on Feb. 8, 2023.

Pope Francis leads Hail Mary for victims of earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Feb 8, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We pray that Our Lady will protect them,” the pope said at the end of his Wednesday general audience. Read more

Santiago Apostle Parish in Tangamandapio, Mexico, was damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19, 2022.

Eight churches damaged by Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Catholic church in Tangamandapio and seven other Catholic churches were damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on... Read more

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

Sep 14, 2021

By Autumn Jones

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

Aug 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“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

Aug 14, 2021

By ACI Prensa

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

Jan 5, 2021

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

Sep 22, 2020

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

Aug 11, 2020

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

Dec 18, 2019

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

Nov 27, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Apr 24, 2019

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

Aug 10, 2018

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

Apr 17, 2018

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

Nov 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Oct 4, 2017

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

Sep 30, 2017

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

Sep 26, 2017

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