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Barred from disaster relief, damaged Texas churches sue government

Washington D.C., Sep 8, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, claiming they have been denied disaster relief grants due to their religious status. “After the costliest and most devastating natural disaster in […]

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Pope donates 6 million euro to Ukraine relief efforts for Christmas

Vatican City, Dec 23, 2016 / 05:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After taking up a collection earlier this year to aid families affected by the ongoing crisis in Eastern Ukraine, Pope Francis has decided to distribute an initial sum of 6 million euros to different charity projects as […]

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After Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti, relief agencies are on the move

Port au Prince, Haiti, Oct 5, 2016 / 03:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage and several deaths in Haiti, and relief workers have already started to evaluate the damage. “Catholic Relief Services teams are out today to get a sense of the level of […]

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Amid religious freedom concerns, relief over Indiana bill’s failure

Indianapolis, Ind., Feb 8, 2016 / 03:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Indiana anti-discrimination bill failed in the state senate because it would have proved disastrous for religious freedom, one legal expert has said. Indiana’s Senate Bill 344 died “because it was a threat to freedom of religion […]

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Relief and gratitude after release of priest abducted in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb 23, 2015 / 02:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Friends and colleagues have pledged their support for a Jesuit priest released after eight months of captivity in Afghanistan, where he had been working to help refugees. “You cannot imagine our relief that he is now home, […]

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Haiti’s hope is in its people five years after quake, says Catholic Relief Services

Port au Prince, Haiti, Jan 12, 2015 / 07:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake decimated St. Francois de Sales Hospital in the heart of Port-au-Prince. Now, the more than 100-year-old hospital is preparing to reopen its doors for the first time since the […]

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Catholic refugee relief opens hearts in Syria

Beirut, Lebanon, Dec 26, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic participation in refugee and humanitarian relief in the Syrian civil war is strengthening a foundation for future peace despite the great difficulties of the region, says an official of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. “The Church […]

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Knights donate $2 million to papal charities, Middle East relief

Vatican City, Dec 13, 2014 / 09:13 am (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus have donated $ 1.6 million to the Pope’s personal charities, and are giving an additional $ 400,000 to assist the Holy See’s relief efforts in the Middle East. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson informed Pope […]

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Medical shortages hinder Ebola relief, survivors grieve

Freetown, Sierra Leone, Dec 11, 2014 / 08:07 pm (CNA).- Bishops in West Africa have appealed for more help for a hospital in a region suffering many Ebola infections, as the disease’s survivors lament its destructive impact on their loved ones and their communities. “The Ebola situation […]

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Amid Syrian refugee relief, Christians and Muslims find fellowship

Amman, Jordan, Nov 20, 2014 / 04:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Syrian Muslim refugee aided by the Catholic relief agency Caritas Jordan now volunteers to help other refugees, saying the agency staff makes him feel like “a brother.” “Being a volunteer in Caritas is an honor that […]

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