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The depiction of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn

Mass for image of Our Lady ‘miraculously saved’ from a fire in the Ukrainian capital

Nov 21, 2022

By Justyna Galant

The image of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn was hanging right on the organ in the church of... Read more

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

Pope Francis prays for victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in decades

Jan 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nineteen people, including nine children, died in the apartment fire in the Bronx. Read more

Carfin Grotto, Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, is cleaned after a suspected arson attack on Oct. 17, 2021.

Fire ‘set deliberately’ damages Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes

Oct 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is the latest in a series of incidents that have alarmed the country’s Catholics. Read more

Fire damage at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Fire damages historic Catholic church in Ukraine

Sep 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Church of St. Nicholas, Kyiv, was seized by communists in 1938. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.

Catholic bishops in Poland express solidarity with Polish community after Glasgow church fire

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Flames engulfed St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow on July 28. Read more

St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Fire engulfs 163-year-old Catholic church in Scotland

Jul 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

One person was rescued after firefighters were called to the scene. Read more

The fire-ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, July 13, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for more than 60 people killed in Iraq COVID ward fire

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope assured families of “his spiritual closeness to all affected.” Read more

The spire of Notre Dame collapsed in the April 15, 2019 fire.

Notre Dame Cathedral spire to be rebuilt as replica of pre-fire design

Jul 9, 2020

President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced that the Notre Dame cathedral spire will be rebuilt as a replica of... Read more

St. Paul Outside the Walls.

How an Italian basilica was destroyed by fire in the 19th century

Dec 23, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The partial destruction of Notre Dame basilica in a fire earlier this year elicited mourning from Catholics and non-Catholic alike. But... Read more

No injuries a ‘blessing’ after fire destroys Catholic Charities shelter in N.J. 

Aug 26, 2019

After a fire destroyed a Catholic Charities shelter in Paterson, New Jersey on Saturday, Catholic leaders are counting their blessings... Read more

A fire in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil Aug. 23, 2019.

Catholic leaders voice concern over Amazon fires

Aug 23, 2019

Catholics groups in the Amazon have expressed concern over the wave of forest fires that have been ravaging the region.  Read more

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Phoenix destroyed by fire, cause unknown

May 1, 2019

An extensive fire destroyed St. Joseph Catholic Church in north Phoenix during the early morning hours of May 1. The... Read more

Cattle paid to South Sudan families after girls died in Catholic school fire

Apr 7, 2019

After a fire killed three young girls at a Catholic girls boarding school in South Sudan last month, the local... Read more

Virgen de la Candelaria Chapel burns on Jan. 20, 2018.

'Rambo' the hero: Dog saves nuns from fire

Jan 23, 2018

A dog named Rambo lived up to his “action hero” name, when his barking alerted sleeping religious sisters that a... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis expresses sorrow for victims of London Grenfell Tower fire

Jun 17, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Pope Francis expressed his sorrow for the victims of a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London, offering... Read more

Fire engulfs the 24-story Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, West London in the early hours of this morning on June 14, 2017 in London, England.

Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims

Jun 14, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Westminster offered their prayers and local parishes opened their doors to offer aid and supplies to... Read more

This lone Jesus statue survived the Tennessee wildfires

Dec 1, 2016

As devastating wildfires continue to burn in East Tennessee, a startling discovery was made.  Read more

Firefighter helmet.

Firefighter chaplain responds to tragedy at Peruvian mall

Nov 21, 2016

When a deadly fire broke out at a mall in Lima, Peru last week, fire fighters responded to put out... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Pope expresses solidarity, comfort for fire victims in Chile

Apr 14, 2014

Pope Francis voiced his spiritual closeness to all those affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile, that so far has... Read more

Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs.

Colorado fire draws aid efforts, call for prayers

Jun 13, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A massive forest fire in Colorado Springs has destroyed more homes than any previous fire in the state, prompting the... Read more