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Disaster Europe Pope Francis

Francis prays for victims of deadly train collision in Greece

Pope Francis sent a message yesterday saying he was praying for the victims of a train crash in northern Greece, in which at least 36 people died and more than 75 were hospitalised. Source: National Catholic Register.

Charity Disaster

Caritas raises $1m for earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria

Caritas Australia has raised more than $1 million to help people in need following the catastrophic February 6 earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.

Disaster Pacific

Auckland Catholics launch appeal for victims of Cyclone Gabrielle

Auckland Diocese has launched an appeal to help Cyclone Gabrielle victims in the Hamilton and Palmerston North dioceses. Source: NZ Catholic.

Disaster Pacific

Prime Minister says New Zealand facing tough recovery 

New Zealand has a steep mountain to climb as a tough recovery begins in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said, confirming 11 people have died with more fatalities possible. Source: Stuff.

Charity Disaster Pope Francis

Pope sends thermal shirts to earthquake victims

Pope Francis sent 10,000 thermal shirts to earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria, where millions are sleeping outdoors in sub-zero temperatures. Source: NCR Online.

Appeal Charity Disaster

Catholic Mission providing support for quake victims in Türkiye and Syria

Catholic Mission, as the Holy See’s mission agency, is taking action to support missionaries who are providing vital emergency support and pastoral care following the devastating February 6 earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.

Appeal Disaster

Pope appeals for prayers, solidarity for quake victims in Türkiye and Syria

Pope Francis yesterday renewed his appeal for concrete acts of solidarity and prayers for people affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. Source: Vatican News.

Bishops Disaster Oceania

Oceania bishops send prayers, condolences to Syria and Türkiye

The Catholic bishops of Oceania have sent a message of prayerful condolence and solidarity to Church and civic leaders in Türkiye and Syria as the countries suffer the effects of devastating earthquakes.

Disaster Pope Francis

Pope Francis leads Hail Mary for earthquake victims

Pope Francis concluded his public audience yesterday with a prayer for the intercession of the Virgin Mary for the thousands of victims of a deadly earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. Source: CNA.