“There’s a shortage of food, hygiene supplies and personal health protection equipment” in Cuba, according to a CRS director.
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The country is averaging about 3,500 deaths per day.
Seventy-five percent of the alms collected through the program support worldwide relief initiatives.
Adhering to Church teaching is a priority for CRS, Bishop Gregory Mansour assured the U.S. bishops this week.
More than 800 people have died as a result of the disaster.
Bishop Gregory Mansour explained Catholic Relief Services is part of a collaborative Catholic network supporting the Middle East Church in caring for genocide victims and war refugees.
Forty years after CRS Rice Bowl was officially established to raise funds to fight famine in Africa, U.S. Catholics are asked to help Catholic Relief Services do it again.
In a letter to the secretary of state, Bishop Oscar Cantu; Bishop Frank Dewane and Sean Callahan, president of Catholic Relief Services regretted that environmental issues can be 'politicized for partisan agendas and used in public discourse to serve different economic, social, political and ideological interests.'
The outgoing president of CRS spoke with the Register about what she set out to accomplish five years ago and the road that lies ahead.
Catholic Relief Services is working with the local Church to prepare for a new wave of displaced Iraqis fleeing the battle for Mosul.