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Naturaldisasters

 

Stronger than the typhoon

More than 30 places of Catholic worship destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 have reopened. These places include the parishes and chapels of Samar ...

The Pope's solidarity flood victims in Sardinia

Just over 24 hours have passed since the storm swept over Sardinia and initial estimates are coming in. Thus far 16 people are confirmed dead ...

Flood forces Sardinia to its knees

"Great sorrow for the many who have fallen victim or are still missing. We are very worried because the emergency doesn't seem to be over ...

A battle against time in the Philippines

Six days have passed since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and hundreds of thousands of people still remain without food and drinking water. In Tacloban, ...

Catastrophe in the Philippines

It is becoming clear that the catastrophe of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has little precedent. According to estimates, 10,000 people were killed in the ...

Floods receive little attention

The situation in Mexico is proving to be more dramatic than once thought. The tropical storm Miguel on the west coast and hurricane Ingrid on ...

Solidarity and support for Oklahoma City

While many Catholic organizations are aiding the families struck by the violent tornado which devastated Oklahoma City, the bishops' conference assures the people of their ...

The tragic results of the floods in Argentina

Three days of national mourning were announced in Argentina for the victims of the floods which have inundated Buenos Aires and La Plata, the capital ...

The Tiber reaches its highest level in fifty years

The level of the Tiber in Rome has never been this high in the past 50 years. According to data provided by Mayor Gianni Alemanno, ...

Turning the page In Post-tsunami Japan

With the election of the new leader of the democratic party, and hence of the Prime Minister, Japan is starting a new and decisive phase ...

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