Last article of section "Natural and Human Disasters"
A year ago, typhoon Haiyan devastated South East Asia, especially the Philippines, leaving at least 6,300 dead. It was the greatest cyclone to strike the Earth and is considered the most intense ever witnessed in terms of the velocity of the winds, with peaks of 325 kilometers per hour. It lasted from November 2-11...read more
Articles from section "Natural and Human Disasters"
Pope Francis has reached out to victims of the tragic continuing wildfire that broke out last Saturday in the the port city of Valparaiso, Chile. Though now contained, the fire took at least …read more
Members of the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee ratified a recommendation to evenly distribute the proceeds of the special collection for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan between …read more
Following yesterday's Angelus prayer, Pope Francis called for prayers for the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysian airliner, Flight 370, and for their families and loved ones. The …read more
An organization supported by Catholics in Canada annouced last month that it was able to provide housing for 400 families in Haiti affected by the 2010 earthquake. On February 7, 2014, four …read more
A Vatican cardinal visiting the Philippines on behalf of Pope Francis as a gesture of consolation and spiritual closeness to the population after super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has raised …read more