Last article of section "Natural and Human Disasters"
As the death toll remains uncertain in Oklahoma following Monday's massive tornado, the local archbishop is assuring the Church's spiritual presence and practical assistance. Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City noted that his initial primary concern is for the victims, and he expressed his gratitude and prom...read more
Articles from section "Natural and Human Disasters"
The Colorado theater, where in July a dozen people were killed and 58 were injured during a shooting spree, reopened Thursday in a ceremony that included a prayer led by Denver's archbishop. …read more
The Church in the United States is responding to Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school with widespread assurances of support and prayer. Newtown, in the Diocese of …read more
Devastation has struck the Philippines as Typhoon Bopha slammed into the town of Mindanao on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of 160,000 people and leaving hundreds dead. The 160 mph winds from …read more
By Junno Arocho Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram yesterday to Bishop Rodolfo Valenzuela of Vera Paz, President of the Episcopal Conference of Guatemala expressing his sadness for the deaths …read more
During today’s general audience, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his closeness to the victims of Hurricane Sandy while addressing the English speaking pilgrims in attendance. “Conscious of the …read more