What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.
Pope Francis

Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

Pope sends telegram after Hurricane Matthew kills hundreds in Haiti

2016-10-07

After already traveling more than 2,000 miles, Hurricane Matthew has wrecked havoc across the Caribbean, but most especially in Haiti, where there are now more than 400 reported deaths. 

As a result, Pope Francis has expressed his condolences with a telegram, sent on his behalf by Cardinal Pietro Parolin to the president of the Episcopal Conference of Haiti.

"He assures his spiritual closeness and affection for the injured and all those who have lost their homes and belongings in the disaster. Welcoming and encouraging solidarity in implementing this new challenge facing the country, the Holy Father entrusts all Haitians to the maternal protection of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.”

With a population of 10.7 million, Haiti was still recovering from the previous natural disaster, the devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck in 2010.

Now, once again, their streets are flooded and closed due to debris and fallen down trees. People are using ropes to cross the raging currents threatening to wipe them away, as they carry what belongings they can with them. Additionally, the powerful winds and rising water levels ruined crops, killed livestock and flattened houses, which eliminates the way many earn an income in the country.  

JIM YONG KIM
President, The World Bank
"We are sending a rapid assessment team to coordinate with Haiti's partners in establishing the extent of the damage. We will be using funds from existing operations to help clear debris, repair bridges and roads, help kids return to school and clean up mud slides, which require heavy and expensive equipment.”

There is an estimated 350,000 people who need immediate assistance as they lack clean water, food and dry clothes. Due to these issues, the electoral council in Haiti has decided to postpone the presidential election that was to take place this Sunday. 

As of now, Hurricane Matthew has made its way to North America, gliding along the east coast with 120 mph winds. 


MB
UNIfeed
-FL
-PR
Up:MB