- Sep 24, 2020
After 26 confirmed deaths have been attributed to the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Catholic Relief Services has been working to combat the deadly outbreak through educational and financial assistance.
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is “deeply concerning” for the bishops of the country, especially since the disease has been found in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million people.
After devastating mudslides in mid-August left at least 500 people dead and at least 600 missing, the impoverished African nation of Sierra Leone now faces the fear of another outbreak of disease while still struggling to recover from the Ebola virus that hit three years ago. A Catholic Relief Services official says the people are “incredibly resilient,” but they need help.
In Sierra Leone, a country that has overcome a decade-long civil war and Ebola, Catholic bishops urged the population in a pastoral letter to set aside difference and discord in order to come together for the common good in the upcoming elections in 2018.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis pleaded for the international community to take stronger, coordinated steps to “annihilate” the Ebola virus and help the millions of people impacted by the disease. “As the Ebola virus epidemic worsens, I want to express my deep concern for this relentless illness that is spreading
DALLAS — During an Oct. 13 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Fort Worth, the pastor, Father Jim Khoi asked for prayers for Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who grew up in the parish and is now in the news as the first person known to have contracted