Pope Francis sent pharmaceuticals to earthquake victims in Turkey, where two deadly earthquakes in February killed at least 50,000 people and left more than 200,000 buildings severely damaged or razed to the ground.
Catholic Aid Groups Network to Serve Needs of Turkey, Syria Quake Survivors
Catholic aid agencies are working alongside other international humanitarian organizations to house, feed and administer additional life-saving assistance to tens of thousands of people in Syria and Turkey.
Turkey’s Initial Earthquake Response Hindered by Censorship
As the initial rescue work in Turkey and Syria shifts to recovery and clean up following the Feb. 6 earthquakes that killed more than 41,000 people, many are criticizing the Turkish government not only for its unsafe buildings but also for its lack of a coordinated rescue response that included a 12-hour shutdown of Twitter.
Priests, Parishes Unite to Aid Local Families Affected by Turkey-Syria Earthquake
Unimaginable images of a father holding onto his teenage daughter’s hand as she lay dead under a collapsed building and babies being pulled from the rubble of an earthquake that devastated parts of Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6 hit especially close to home for families in Brooklyn and Queens with relatives in the ravaged region.
Family Killed in Earthquake Mourned at Queens Parish
As grieving Queens faithful mourned the loss of a local family killed in the earthquake that ravaged Turkey and Syria earlier this week, the pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows counseled them to “not lose the horizon of life.”
Patriarchs, Heads of Churches Call for Lifted Sanctions, Aid for Syria After Earthquake Kills Thousands
In response to the devastating earthquake that struck northern Syria Feb. 6, the patriarchs and heads of churches in the country demanded the lifting of “unjust sanctions” on the Syrian people, calling for “exceptional measures” to secure delivery of humanitarian aid.
Catholic Aid Agencies Launch Emergency Collections for Quake Victims in Turkey, Syria
Catholic humanitarian agencies are launching emergency relief campaigns following Feb. 6’s devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, which have so far killed more than 11,200 and injured upward of 40,900.
Pope Saddened by ‘Huge Loss of Life’ After Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Pope Francis expressed his “spiritual closeness” and “solidarity” with those affected by a pair of powerful earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria Feb. 6.
Caritas Offices Destroyed, Over 2,300 Dead As 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Turkey and Syria
A powerful earthquake struck Turkey and Syria in the early morning hours of Feb. 6, killing hundreds and leaving thousands more wounded.
Priest Killed, One Missing as Church Assesses Damage From Haiti Quake
The magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti collapsed the bishop’s residence in Les Cayes, killing one priest, leaving one missing and injuring Cardinal Chibly Langlois.