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Pope's Environmental Encyclical: Praised Be You

Last edited 31st May 2015

Taken from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Sun” prayer praising God for creation, the likely name of the Pope’s upcoming encyclical was informally announced just weeks before its anticipated publication. Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House, reportedly announced the encyclical’s title during the delivery of the Cardinal Michele Giordano prize Saturday afternoon, May 30, in Naples.


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US Tornadoes: This Wreckage Used To Be a Home

Last edited 17th May 2015

As storms ripped across the middle of the United States, destroying homes and businesses, a tornado warning gave one set of high school students a night to remember.

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Vatican Officially Recognises Palestinian State

Last edited 18th May 2015

Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday May 16th. The news of the visit comes on the same day the Vatican officially recognised Palestine as a state. It's part of a bilateral treaty that has yet to be signed, but it does refer to Palestine as a state instead of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.


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Nepal Rocked by 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Mount Everest

Last edited 18th May 2015

Nepal has been hit by another strong earthquake, causing widespread panic and casualties just over two weeks after a devastating one killed more than 8,000 people, injured 18,000 and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.


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Earthquake Orphans: What Nepal Can Learn from Haiti

Last edited 7th May 2015

In the wake of the Nepal earthquake it’s important people don’t rush in to “rescue” kids who might not in fact be orphaned. AAP Following the earthquake in 2010, Westerners flocked to Haiti to “rescue” orphaned and lost children. The “rescue” included the evacuation of children by plane for inter-country adoption and an increase in the number of children placed in orphanages in the following months. The problem that has since emerged is that many of the “orphans” placed in orphanages and sent for adoption were not orphaned at all.

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I’m Flying ‘Home’ to Australia. Meanwhile Kumar Treks 70km to his Devastated Village…

Last edited 6th May 2015

This is the last time I stood with Kumar Gurung. It’s been five days since we had this photo together, and I haven’t heard from him in the last four.


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Week After Quake, Aid Reaches Remote Areas of Nepal

Last edited 5th May 2015

Truckloads of relief material organized by church charities began moving across Nepal a week after the Himalayan nation was rocked by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake April 25.


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Houses Fell ‘Like a Pack of Cards’ as Earthquake Struck, says Nepal Bishop

Last edited 29th April 2015

Nepal’s Catholic bishop has given a graphic account of the country’s catastrophic earthquake, describing how he was lucky to survive.


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Death Toll in Nepal Earthquake Expected to Exceed 5000

Last edited 29th April 2015

The death toll in Nepal's devastating 7.9 earthquake on Saturday continues to climb with aid agencies predicting the number of dead may well exceed 5000. As many as 100,000 have been left homeless with ancient temples, apartment blocks, infrastructure, government buildings and roads completely destroyed.


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Nepal Devastated by 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake

Last edited 26th April 2015

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has paralysed Kathmandu and wreaked havoc on Pokhra and surrounding areas in Nepal and northern India. There are hundreds of casualties, with some reports of over 1000 dead. The structural damage to Kathmandu is extensive, which is still experiencing strong aftershocks and loss of power.


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