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Catholic Relief Services

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  • Signs of hope among Syrian despair [Commentary]

    We have reached a solemn milestone in Syria: It has been three years since the beginning of the war that has uprooted the lives of millions of people. From a distance, this conflict can seem overwhelming or even hopeless. Up close, it feels personal — with hope just about the only thing people have to hold onto.
  • Monsignor Roland P. Bordelon, Catholic Relief director

    Monsignor Roland P. Bordelon, Catholic Relief director
    Monsignor Roland Pierre Bordelon, a retired Catholic Relief Services director, died of dementia Dec. 18 at Charlestown Retirement Community. The former Mount Vernon resident was 87. Born in Bordelonville, La., he was the son of Russell and Lillian Dupuis...

    Central African Republic president and prime minister resign

    Central African Republic president and prime minister resign
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Central African Republic’s interim president, Michel Djotodia, agreed to resign Friday under regional pressure after failing to halt the brutal sectarian violence that has devastated the country, officials...

    The crisis in CAR deserves our attention [Commentary]

    Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. Even now you would have to be paying attention to international news for this landlocked country of 4.5 million to...

    Local agencies prepare response efforts in Philippines

    Baltimore-area organizations were mobilizing relief efforts Saturday after one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall — with winds reaching almost 200 mph — struck the central Philippines, leaving as many as 1,200 people dead....