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Update on Australian Floods: Bundaberg Situation Very Grim
Last edited 29th January 2013

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland has launched an urgent appeal to help victims of the second devastating floods to inundate the state within the past two years.

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Turkish leader urges women: have more children
Last edited 25th January 2013

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged women to have “at least 4 or five children” for the sake of the country’s future.

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Pope Sends Message to Victims of Australian Bushfires
Last edited 10th February 2013

The Holy Father has sent the following message to the Archdiocese of Hobart in condolence to those affected by the fires. The destructive bushfires have caused significant damage to some areas of Hobart and the death toll from bushfires across Victoria this weekend has reached 93.

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Holy Land: Bishops Warn of Increasing Polarisation Within Israel and Palestine
Last edited 11th January 2013

Bishops from North America and Europe have concluded their annual pilgrimage of solidarity to the Christians of the Holy Land with an appeal for prayers for peace.

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Typhoon Survivors Struggle to Find Shelter in Philippines
Last edited 11th December 2012

Struggling to escape the heat of the midday sun, survivors of Typhoon Bopha scavenged whatever debris they could to build makeshift shelters across storm-ravaged provinces of the southern Philippines.

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Philippines Typhoon Damage Worse than Feared
Last edited 6th December 2012

The destruction from Typhoon Bopha in portions of Mindanao in the southern Philippines is worse than feared as rescue workers continued to discover bodies under knee-deep mud, said a Catholic Relief Services official coordinating the agency's storm response.

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Population Imperialists Show Their Hand in Manila
Last edited 3rd December 2012

The British government, together with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a “family planning summit” in Manila on November 15, in an attempt to mobilize public support for the Reproductive Health Bill. According to Human Life International, these groups are posing as champions of poverty eradication, women’s rights and maternal health - but really they are just trying to enforce population control in the Philippines. Visit this article to read more.


Theologian Says China to Have Largest Christian Population
Last edited 2nd December 2012

During a recent book launch in Rome, a noted theologian said that China will be home to the majority of the world's Christians within the next two decades.

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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.


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