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Crisis in Afghanistan

by Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 8, 2021 / 15:12 pm He says the Taliban executed his father. And his brother. Now, they are hunting for him. “Please do something,” he wrote in a plea to CNA. He is a young Afghan, one of countless thousands still desperate to

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2021 / 15:30 pm As U.S. forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan on Monday, the head of a global charity was “devastated” as “endangered” Afghan employees were stranded and at risk inside the country. “I am personally devastated that with all of these

by Alejandro Bermudez Denver Newsroom, Aug 29, 2021 / 20:45 pm As the situation in Afghanistan rapidly deteriorates and the U.S. withdrawal date of Tuesday, Aug. 31 approaches, these are five things you need to know about the Christian minority in Afghanistan right now. 1. Christians in Afghanistan live in

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Aug 29, 2021 / 05:30 am Pope Francis on Sunday urged Christians to intensify their prayer, penance, and fasting for the situation in Afghanistan, as he entrusted the souls of those who have died to God’s mercy. “In historical moments like this we cannot remain

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Aug 27, 2021 / 11:00 am A group of California high school students and their families are among those Americans currently trapped in Afghanistan, and the archbishop of San Francisco is pleading for prayers for their safe return. A number of students from the Cajon

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Aug 26, 2021 / 12:00 pm Pope Francis on Thursday met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, a human rights advocate who has been speaking out on behalf of women and girls in Iraq and Afghanistan. Murad’s meeting with the pope on Aug. 26

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Aug 26, 2021 / 06:00 am Religious sisters from the Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children from an orphanage in Afghanistan arrived safely on Wednesday at Rome’s international airport. A Catholic priest and five sisters from the order founded by Mother Teresa arrived on

Let’s take a moment to pray for those who have lost their lives at the #Kabul_Airport this morning, including several U.S. citizens. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.

by Alejandro Bermudez, Shannon Mullen, Matt Hadro Denver Newsroom, Aug 25, 2021 / 14:56 pm With time running out to rescue civilians fleeing the Taliban, Afghan Christians and others whose names appear on U.S. government lists of qualified evacuees are being turned away at the airport in Kabul, representatives of

by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Aug 24, 2021 / 03:00 am As thousands try to escape a crisis in Afghanistan, Catholics could ask the intercession of a man who orchestrated the largest humanitarian rescue operation by a single ship – Servant of God Marinus (Leonard) LaRue. LaRue, a merchant marine