CHARIS responds to Nepal earthquake

CHARIS volunteers removing the supporting beam of the roof from a house. Photo: Sharon Low By Caroline Wee and Liana GurungWhen three powerful earthquakes struck Nepal in the span of two months in 2015, nearly 9,000 people were killed and more than 800,000 families were left homeless near the epicentre of Gorkha and across the [...]

CHARIS response to quakes in Ecuador, Japan

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), the overseas humanitarian arm of the Church in Singapore, has pledged an initial $30,000 in grant aid to Caritas Ecuador and $20,000 to Caritas Japan. The funds will be used for quake relief efforts – for food, shelter and other necessary support for those affected by the [...]

Prayers for Sabah earthquake victims

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake:The commission also offered additional Prayers of the Faithful for the families of the quake victims, that they may find “comfort”, “compassion” and “understanding”.Another prayer is “for those who are still grieving for the [...]

Prayers for victims of the Sabah earthquake

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake: Lord our God, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy,the Sabah earthquake victimswere suddenly [and violently] taken from us.Come swiftly to their aid,have mercy on them,and comfort their family and friendsby [...]

Solidarity Mass held for those affected by Nepal quake

Those who attended a special  Mass for the people affected by the Nepal quake felt that it was important to show solidarity and be with those who are suffering.After the May 10 Mass at the Church of St Ignatius, a 28-year-old Nepalese man told CatholicNews that a few of his colleagues’ relatives died in Nepal.The [...]

M’sia diocese aids Sichuan

JOHOR BAHRU – The Melaka- Johor diocese has donated funds to aid quake victims in Sichuan, China.Some 200 people died and 13,484 were wounded, while thousands more left homeless when a powerful earthquake of 7.0 magnitude hit China’s Sichuan province in April this year.The April quake occurred just five years after another earthquake rocked the [...]

Telegram For The Earthquake In Chile

Vatican City, 3 April 2014 (VIS) – The Pope has sent the following telegram to Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello S.D.B., metropolitan archbishop of Santiago and president of the Episcopal Conference of Chile, for the earthquake that has caused six deaths and numerous casualties throughout the country: […]

Pope’s Nearness To Victims Of Earthquake In Iran

Vatican City, 10 April 2013 (VIS) – At the end of this morning's catechesis, the Holy Father made an appeal for those affected by the powerful earthquake in southern Iran, which has killed at least 37 people, injured hundreds more, and caused serious damage. “I pray for the victims,” the Pope said, “and express my [...]

Pope’s Sadness At The Earthquake In Guatemala

Vatican City, 8 November 2012 (VIS) - Given below is the text of a telegram sent by the Holy Father to Bishop Rodolfo Valenzuela Nunez of Vera Paz, president of the Episcopal Conference of Guatemala, for the recent earthquake there which has caused dozens of deaths and left hundreds injured throughout the country: "Deeply saddened [...]