- May 17, 2021
Two U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen and the head of Catholics Relief Services asked the Biden administration Feb. 10 to grant Temporary Protected Status for 18 months to foreign nationals from Central America in the United States and to provide aid to their hurricane-ravaged countries.
Despite curfews, lockdowns and COVID-19 travel restrictions, rebuilding of a Bahamas church destroyed in 2019’s Hurricane Dorian is about to begin — with a little help from U.S. Catholics.
Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his closeness to the people of Central America, “hit by strong hurricanes.”
Over 5,000 residents were left homeless after powerful Hurricane Iota slammed Colombia’s only island province early Nov. 16.
Two Honduran priests say the church is overwhelmed trying to provide humanitarian relief to victims of Hurricane Iota, barely two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated the region.
Hurricane Iota struck Nicaragua 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta hit the Central American country just two weeks earlier, and early reports were of disastrous situations.
Church leaders in Central America prayed for protection as a second hurricane in less than two weeks stormed toward the already battered region.
Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Eta, which deluged Central America, claimed at least 50 lives and caused widespread flooding and property damage.