Posts Tagged ‘Flooding’

Venice homeless struggling, basilica damaged by record floods

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Two people have died and the crypt of St Mark’s Basilica, is underwater after serious flooding hit Venice, Wednesday. Used to high tides, local authorities in the lagoon city have called a state emergency. More than 85% of Venice was flooded as the high watermark reached over 6 feet. Wednesday’s water levels were the highest Read more

Flooding closes grotto at Lourdes

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Heavy flooding in southwest France has forced the closure of the Marian shrine at Lourdes, for the second time in a year. As hundreds of pilgrims were evacuated from nearby hotels, officials used sandbags and other barriers to minimise damage to the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. About Read more

Caritas’ response to Asia flooding

Friday, November 25th, 2011

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Climate Change – Archbishop calls for wisdom and compassion

Friday, October 21st, 2011
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The Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne has called on the nation’s leaders to show great wisdom and compassion as they respond to the national and global effects of climate change. In his President’s Address to the 50th Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne on Wednesday, Archbishop Philip Freier highlighted the plight of Australia’s Pacific neigbours. “This month the Read more