More than 12,000 people have been killed in this week’s earthquake in Türkiye-Syria Earthquake, with thousands more injured or trapped in the rubble.
Together with three other priests, Italian missionary priest Fr Lucus Perozzi have hosted some 30 people in the parish of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, moved by the many examples of hope that he has witnessed since the start of the conflict.
Two Yanchep women in their 80s’ never imagined they would live to see their home and family business engulfed in fire, let alone in the span of just 15 minutes.
The Australian office of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has launched a national emergency appeal for Lebanon, requesting prayers for victims and their families, and raising funds in the wake of the deadly explosion in Beirut on the 4th of August, which has killed at least 135 people, injured 5000 and decimated the capital city.
In what has been one of the worst bushfire seasons in recorded history, Australia has been afflicted with a natural disaster of almost biblical proportions – with some 19,000,000 hectares of farmland, national park, and state forest torched by the flames.