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A woman carries a box with aid for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa

A woman carries a box with aid for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa

Colombia Church provides concrete aid to flood-stricken Mocoa

19/04/2017 15:36

Ten tones of humanitarian aid have, in the past few days, been handed over to the flood-stricken population of Mocoa, in Colombia’s southern Putumayo region thanks to a special collection set up by the Colombian Catholic Church and the local Caritas office.

 

Soldiers evacuating victims from the landslide-hit town of Mocoa in Colombia

Soldiers evacuating victims from the landslide-hit town of Mocoa in Colombia

Deaths in Colombia's mudslide tragedy likely to exceed 300

02/04/2017 19:14

Pope Francis is praying for the victims of Colombia`s mudslide tragedy,  grieving relatives and also for those involved in the ongoing rescue operation. The eventual death toll is likely to exceed 300, with more than 400 injured.

Pope Francis after Mass in Piazza Martiri Square in Carpi

Pope Francis after Mass in Piazza Martiri Square in Carpi

Pope appeals for Colombia, DRC, Venezuela and Paraguay

02/04/2017 13:19

Pope Francis has expressed deep pain for the tragedy that has struck the city of Mocoa in Colombia where a gigantic landslide has killed overt 250 people and left scores missing. The Pope's words came after the Angelus prayer during his visit to the Italian town of Carpi.

Sr. Cecilia Narvaez Argoti, a Franciscan nun from Colombia, who was seized by armed men in the village of Karangasso, Mali,

Sr. Cecilia Narvaez Argoti, a Franciscan nun from Colombia, who was seized by armed men in the village of Karangasso, Mali,

Search for kidnapped Colombian Catholic nun

13/02/2017 15:32

Search continues for Colombian Catholic nun kidnapped in southern Mali

 

Rescue workers carry the body of a survivor of a plane that crashed in near Medellin, Colombia and was carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer team

Rescue workers carry the body of a survivor of a plane that crashed in near Medellin, Colombia and was carrying the Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense

Brazilian diocese holds Mass for Colombia plane crash

29/11/2016 14:30

The Diocese of Chapecó in Brazil offered assurances of  "prayer and solidarity" to the victims and relatives of the plane crash that killed at least 75 people early Tuesday morning in the city of La Unión, near Medellín, Colombia

Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announcing the government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord on 24 Nov 2016

Colombian government, FARC agree to new peace accord

23/11/2016 08:18

Colombia’s government is set to sign a new peace accord with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels as part of the latest effort to bring an end to the country’s decades-long civil war.

Michel Roy, secretary general of Caritas Internationalis

Michel Roy, secretary general of Caritas Internationalis, which is organising the joint ecumenical event in Malmo arena with the Lutheran World Federation's World Service

Caritas and Lutheran World Service to commit to vision of unity

30/10/2016 12:00

Caritas Internationalis and the Lutheran World Federation’s charitable arm, World Service, are jointly preparing a key event in Sweden’s Malmö arena as part of the October 31st anniversary of the Reformation