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Sth Korean Church Scraps Christmas Lights Over Border Fears
Last edited 3rd December 2012

A South Korean church group has scrapped plans to display Christmas lights near the border with North Korea after residents voiced fears Pyongyang might shell the illuminations, according to an AFP report.

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Caritas Cuba Appeals for Aid to Help Thousands Left Homeless by Sandy
Last edited 6th November 2012

Catholic leaders in Cuba are calling for emergency assistance to help feed and shelter thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy, which cut a devastating path through the eastern part of the island. "There are thousands and thousands of people that are in need of help," said Santiago de Cuba Archbishop Dionisio Garcia Ibanez. Visit this article to read more.


Catholic Charities Works to Assess, Relieve Damage from Hurricane Sandy
Last edited 1st November 2012

Catholic Charities agencies along the East Coast are working to assess the damage left by Hurricane Sandy and respond to the needs of those left in its wake.

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Nature and Nature's God
Last edited 31st October 2012

While the lights went out across Manhattan tonight, and the city that calls itself the capital of the world was cut off from the mainland as flood waters thundered through its streets, many people around the world watched the spectacle and were reminded just how fragile the busy world we humans build around us really is.


Northeast Suffers Huge Damage in Storm’s Path; Millions Without Power
Last edited 2nd November 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left a trail of deadly destruction, devastating power failures and extensive flooding, millions of people in the New York metropolitan region spent Tuesday assessing the damage and preparing for the possibility that it could be days or even weeks before life returned to normal.

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Hurricane Sandy Picks up Speed, Nears Landfall as it Lashes East
Last edited 29th October 2012

Hours before one of the largest storms on record makes landfall in southern New Jersey Monday evening, Hurricane Sandy was speeding up and lashing the East Coast, pushing floodwaters in low-lying areas from Maryland to New York, bringing transportation systems to a halt and snapping electrical connections.


Hurricane Sandy Threatens U.S.
Last edited 28th October 2012

Please pray for those who may be affected by the severe weather in the U.S. today! Hurricane Sandy could turn toward the United States, having a potentially calamitous effect on millions of Americans.

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15 Million New Catholics in 2010
Last edited 16th October 2012

Each year the Catholic Church publishes a statistical yearbook on the situation of Catholics in the world. In the year 2010, the number of Catholics increased by 15 million. The total number is more than 1.9 billion people. The increase was seen on every continent but especially in Africa, which saw the most growth with more than 6 million new Catholics.


870 Million People Go Hungry, According to the Latest UN Report
Last edited 14th October 2012

A new UN report estimates that around 870 million people have suffered from chronic malnutrition between 2010 and 2012. The number is one-eighth of the world's population, 300 million of whom are children.


Maybe ‘I Do’
Last edited 12th October 2012

The Brookings Institution economist Isabel Sawhill wrote this year that if individuals do just three things – finish high school, work full-time and marry before they have children - their chances of being poor drop from 15 percent to two percent.

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