- Jan 28, 2020
Dallas Bishop Edward J. Burns, the Dallas Diocese and the entire community are mourning the loss of 10 people in a fiery plane crash that occurred the morning of June 30 at an area municipal airport.
It is not only the headline-making emergencies that these Catholic aid groups tackle – although they are there during the wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, and droughts – but also helping with the less glamorous development projects that seldom show up in newspapers but are helping millions of people live better lives.
Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation.
Pope Francis has conveyed his condolences to those affected by the crash of a jetliner minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital, likely killing all 189 people on board.
A Chicago priest was injured in a plane crash but will recover.
Tributes from business leaders and politicians alike described Jennifer Riordan — the 43-year-old passenger who died April 17 from injuries suffered on Southwest Flight 1380 when its engine exploded — as a devoted mother, community leader, mentor and volunteer.