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Solomon Islands Seeks Prayer & Support after Flooding
Last edited 9th April 2014

After heavy rains led to flooding on the island of Guadalcanal which has caused 23 confirmed deaths, the bishops of Solomon Islands have appealed for prayerful support for their people.


IFAD President on the scandal of food waste
Last edited 3rd April 2014

(Vatican Radio) 2014 marks the United Nations International Year of Family Farming. The aim of the year is to recognize the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security.


Brazil's Poor Evicted to Make Way for FIFA World Cup & 2016 Olympics
Last edited 12th March 2014

Caritas Australia has called on Brazil to halt the eviction of some of the nation's poorest and most marginalised people as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the Olympic Games in 2016 and the FIFA World Cup later this year.


Faith Helped Filipinos Survive Typhoon
Last edited 11th March 2014

Philippine family recounts horror and reality of Typhoon Haiyan's storm surge. Video by Catholic News Service.

Caritas Bangladesh Opens New Facility for Typhoon Victims
Last edited 10th March 2014

Caritas Bangladesh continues to help cyclone Mahasen victims as well as those who will suffer damage from future typhoons. Despite the danger that the authorities might forget such tragedies, the Catholic organisation has opened a new shelter for displaced people in the village of Chalitabonia, Patuakhali, which will operate as a short-term typhoon rescue shelter as well as a long-term emergency facility.

Priest Brings Eucharist to Place Never Reached by the Church
Last edited 4th March 2014

Father Christopher Hartley Sartorios is a 55-year-old missionary from Toledo, Spain. He is serving in Gode, Ethiopia, 700 miles away from any other priest. He awaits the arrival of the Missionaries of Charity, who with him, will serve the population of the area, which is 100% Muslim.

How Wolves Change Rivers : 2014
Last edited 28th February 2014

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers?

100 Days After Cyclone Haiyan People in the Philippines Struggle to Rebuild
Last edited 27th February 2014

Millions of men, women and children in the Philippines still require assistance 100 days after one of the world's most powerful cyclones cut a swathe of destruction, killing more than 6,500 and devastating the city of Tacloban and the nation's eastern seaboard.


China Smog Declared a Crisis by World Health Organisation
Last edited 26th February 2014

The WHO representative in China has described the choking pollution as a "crisis" and urged residents in the Chinese capital to stay indoors.

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Ukraine in Flames
Last edited 19th February 2014

Early in the evening of February 18, Bishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church went to the tent-chapel in Kiev’s Independence Square, where he prayed with other clergymen and then read publicly a statement by his superior, Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. The statement said that the government of president Viktor Yanukovych bore “total responsibility” for the violence that had broken out across Kiev hours before.

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