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  • Pope Francis prays for flooding victims in United States, South Asia

    Over 1,000 people have died in monsoon floods in South Asia, while the death toll in the United States from Hurricane Harvey has risen to 44. Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to everyone affected by these natural disasters.

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  • Burials continue after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

    Burials continue after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

    Sierra Leone has pleaded for international assistance as it reels from yet another disaster just a couple of years after the Ebola outbreak that left thousands in the region dead. With rain forecast for at least the coming week, the threat of further mudslides around Freetown remained. Many poor areas are near sea level and have poor drainage systems, which makes flooding worse during the rainy season.

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  • Pope “deeply saddened” by flooding devastation in Sierra Leone

    Pope “deeply saddened” by flooding devastation in Sierra Leone

    “His Holiness Pope Francis assures those who have lost loved ones of his closeness at this difficult time. He prays for all who have died, and upon their grieving families and friends he invokes the divine blessings of strength and consolation,” reads a letter from Pope Francis to the Archbishop in Sierra Leone, where floods and mudslides caused hundreds of deaths.

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