The Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab is distributing food to drought-stricken residents in southern parts of the war-torn country, as fears of impending famine grow.
Cross Catholic Outreach, a relief and development agency based in Florida, donated shoebox-sized containers with small toys, hygiene items or treats to children in Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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Italian archaeologists have discovered the remains of 38 skeletons buried in a Jewish cemetery in Rome more than 500 years ago, offering further evidence of their ubiquity and persecution under papal rule.
The well-preserved skeletons were found during excavations beneath a building in an area identified on ancient maps as “Campus Iudeorum” – Latin for “Field of Jews” — in the Trastevere quarter of Rome just across the Tiber River from the Italian capital.
Catholic bishops in Congo have abandoned attempts to arrange a government-opposition power-sharing agreement, amid rising violence.
After years of requesting repairs to the 1525 Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary in Cuernavaca, Bishop Ramon Castro Castro persuaded a federal lawmaker to fund repairs worth roughly $4 million..
Rain in the Andes Mountains has triggered landslides, sending water and sediment cascading down rivers, blocking roads and sometimes burying vehicles. As of March 23, 85 people were reported dead, 270 injured and 20 missing.
The U.N. agency estimates that there are more than 663 million people “living without a safe water supply close to home.”
Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule — the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection — was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony.
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