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by ACI Prensa Les Cayes, Haiti, Aug 14, 2021 / 12:41 pm Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference, has been injured, while a Catholic priest died early in the morning of Aug. 14 after an 7.2 intensity earthquake shook Haiti. Speaking to ACI

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 23, 2021 / 08:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis expressed his solidarity on Friday with the thousands of people displaced by ongoing volcanic eruptions on the island of St. Vincent in the southern Caribbean. The eruption of La Soufrière volcano displaced close to 20,000

Denver Newsroom, Apr 11, 2021 / 11:50 am America/Denver (CNA). A major volcanic eruption in the Eastern Caribbean has prompted thousands to evacuate parts of the main island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Catholics are asking for prayers and for assistance. “While we continue to pray for our nation

CNA Staff, Feb 19, 2021 / 11:25 am MT (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles on Friday encouraged prayer and support for those affected by a major winter storm across the southern US. “I join my brother bishops in praying for all those who have died and been injured

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Nov 18, 2020 / 12:33 pm MT (CNA).- With Hurricane Iota becoming the second major hurricane to hit Central America this November, relief agencies have tried to prepare for even more destruction and have appealed for donations and support from around the world. “Right now the world’s attention

CNA Staff, Nov 6, 2020 / 04:56 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services is working to aid relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Eta, which tore through Central America this week, killing at least 100 and leaving thousands more displaced. “Catholic Relief Services is coordinating with Caritas Nicaragua and

CNA Staff, Oct 9, 2020 / 03:19 pm MT (CNA).- As Hurricane Delta approaches Louisiana, two southern Catholic Charities are preparing for the impact of another hurricane landfall this season. Tropical storm level winds hit Texas and southwestern Louisiana Friday morning and the hurricane is projected to make landfall this

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 02:01 pm MT (CNA).- Dioceses in Florida and Alabama have shut down offices and schools as a large storm has flooded numerous houses and left over half a million people without power. Hurricane Sally made landfall Sept. 16 near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Sep 15, 2020 / 05:11 pm MT (CNA).- “Level one, which is get ready. Level two, get set. And level three – go, get out of there,” Bishop Peter Smith, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, told CNA. The people of Oregon

By Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Aug 22, 2020 / 03:34 am MT (CNA).- As wildfires rage across California, scorching more than 700,000 acres of land in multiple dioceses and killing at least four people, Catholics are asking for prayers and offering resources to the displaced. “In our diocese alone the