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Natural disasters - Latest News
Aug 22, 2020 - 03:34 am .- As wildfires rage across California, scorching more than 700,000 acres of land in multiple dioceses and killing at least four people, Catholics are asking for prayers and offering resources to the displaced.
Feb 1, 2020 - 02:12 pm .- Catholic leaders in Australia have announced the creation of a new disaster response initiative to aid those affected by devastating bushfires in the country, as well as future natural disasters.
Jan 8, 2020 - 12:59 am .- In the wake of a series of earthquakes that left at least one dead, multiple injured and some 300,000 without water in Puerto Rico, Archbishop Roberto Octavio González Nieves called for prayer and solidarity among his people.
Jan 5, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- As fires throughout parts of Australia continue to worsen, the Archbishop of Melbourne called for prayers and encouraged Catholics to donate to those in need.
Nov 24, 2019 - 07:49 pm .- In a meeting Monday with people affected by Japan’s 2011 “triple disaster,” Pope Francis criticized society’s indifference toward the suffering of others.
Oct 28, 2019 - 07:11 pm .- As 16 wildfires continue to incinerate thousands of acres of land in California, destroying businesses and homes, Archbishop Jose Gomez has called for prayers for the victims of the fires.
Oct 16, 2019 - 12:21 am .- As a severe drought continues to devastate regions of Angola, the Catholic Church in the country is asking the government to declare a state of emergency, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.
Oct 15, 2019 - 07:24 pm .- As a large fire continue to burn in southern California, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has expanded one of its support funds for the victims of fires in the area.
Aug 23, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- Just a year after devastating floods swept through Kerala, India, the state is again facing devastating flooding.
Aug 8, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- A 52-year-old Caritas volunteer helped rescue more than two dozen families from a recent flood in Karachi, Pakistan.
Jul 26, 2019 - 02:37 pm .- A forest fire in the northern region of Israel is threatening the Basilica of the Transfiguration of Christ, according to local reports.
Apr 17, 2019 - 11:04 am .- Bishops in the United States are offering their prayers and condolences after a powerful storm system moved through the southern United States last weekend, claiming several lives along the way.
Apr 12, 2019 - 10:09 am .- In the wake of massive flooding in Iran, Pope Francis has sent 100,000 euros (about $113,000) for emergency aid.
Mar 20, 2019 - 05:06 am .- As devastating flood waters continue to rise in parts of the Midwest, Catholics are working to raise funds for both short-term aid and long-term rebuilding efforts.
Nov 24, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- On average, the Philippines is hit by 8-9 tropical typhoons per year. These storms can cause significant damage - but they rarely reach the magnitude of 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan.
Sep 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- Following a powerful typhoon that struck several Northern provinces in the Philippines late last week, Catholic relief groups are working to provide essential post-storm aid.
Sep 10, 2018 - 11:04 am .- With severe drought conditions continuing to affect farmers in Australia, a fourth grader at a Catholic school has raised more than $1 million for charities providing drought support.
Aug 14, 2018 - 09:33 am .- Catholic parishes and assistance centers are ready to help victims of storms and major floods in the Manila area, said Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila over the weekend.  
Jun 5, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- Three Catholic churches in Guatemala have opened their doors to shelter victims of Sunday’s sudden volcano eruption that devastated villages and left at least 70 people dead.
May 17, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- With ongoing volcanic activity continuing to threaten the area surrounding Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, local Catholics are offering a helping hand to those who have been evacuated.

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