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

Fire damages historic Catholic church in Ukraine

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

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

Fire engulfs 163-year-old Catholic church in Scotland

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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