Last article of section "Natural and Human Disasters"
Pope Francis is encouraging prayer after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas on Wednesday night killed as many as 15 people and wounded more than 160 others. The Holy Father exhorted the faithful to pray via his Twitter account, @pontifex. "Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in T...read more
Articles from section "Natural and Human Disasters"
Through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Pope Francis sent some $50,000 to the Archdiocese of La Plata in his native Argentina as emergency aid for victims of the flash floods that swept …read more
Pope Francis is praying for victims of a natural disaster that hit his homeland, as a rain storm Tuesday night caused flash floods in Buenos Aires and La Plata, causing more than 50 deaths. …read more
After a private audience with the Holy Father, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, a historic fighter for human rights who was tortured by the dictatorship in Argentina, said at …read more
Benedict XVI is expressing his condolences for the victims of an explosion last week at the headquarters of Mexico's state oil company. At least 37 were killed and several dozen more were …read more
Caritas Philippines’ rehabilitation work is under way to help victims recover from Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha), which struck Mindanao last December. The Church’s social action …read more