O’Keefe said CRS has several dozen workers in Gaza ‘who, although their families are displaced, they’re continuing to serve their community.’
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The organization’s call for relief went out Wednesday while President Joe Biden was visiting Israel in support of the war-torn Jewish state.
The three-year appointment is one of the first official acts of Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last week.
“There’s a shortage of food, hygiene supplies and personal health protection equipment” in Cuba, according to a CRS director.
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.