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Jakarta floods leave 60 dead; Catholic aid agencies join help efforts

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Caritas Indonesia (Karina) has joined the Jakarta Archdiocese in distributing aid to people hard hit by floods that have killed dozens...

Pope Francis writes Syrian President Bashar Assad, urging him to protect...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to put an end to his country's eight-year-long conflict and seek reconciliation for the...

Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in...

Catholic organizations playing role in reunification of migrant children

WASHINGTON -- Some of migrant children under age 5 separated from their families by the government were reunited with loved ones July 9 with...

Gazans more desperate than ever after border clashes, says Catholic Relief...

JERUSALEM -- Already in a precarious state, Gaza's health system faces a medical emergency, with more than 1,000 people injured in the recent Gaza...

A week after surviving hurricane, Puerto Ricans beg for help

More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much of the island remained without communication and in desperate need of humanitarian aid. News...

Conflicts and drought mean famine looms for 20 million Africans

Catholic News Service Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has...

House OKs aid to genocide victims; Senate urged to act quickly

WASHINGTON — The co-authors of a House bill that will provide humanitarian aid to Christians and other religious groups suffering at the hands of...

Pope Francis calls for help for the suffering in Ukraine

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ pleas for humanitarian aid for Ukraine is bringing needed attention to a forgotten war, said Ukrainian Catholic leaders. The 2-year-old...

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