Posts Tagged ‘Indonesia Earthquake’

Pope donates $100,000 to Indonesia’s disaster relief

Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Through the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Pope Francis has, in a first emergency phase, sent a contribution of $100,000 to disaster relief in Indonesia. The Vatican press reported that this sum is intended to be “an immediate expression of the feeling of spiritual closeness and fatherly encouragement from the Holy Father towards the Read more

People killed, churches damaged in earthquake and tsunami

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Father Joy Derry Clement, chairman of the Socio-Economic Commission of Manado Diocese in North Sulawesi, has told that some parishes in Central Sulawesi province have been heavily hit by the 7.4 earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi Island in Indonesia on the afternoon of 28 September. Clement said he had been informed by Father Johanis Salaki from the Read more

Catholic Relief Services struggle to get help to tsunami survivors

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Indonesia country manager for Catholic Relief Services says getting access to the two Sulawesi island cities most affected by Saturday’s earthquake and tsunami is proving very difficult. Yenni Suryani said with the airport damaged, getting access to Palu and Donggala is a huge problem. Responders and local aid groups have drive overland 10-12 hours. That means Read more

Indonesia’s catholics come to the aid of earthquake victims

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Two Indonesian dioceses have issued an appeal calling on Catholics to raise funds to assist the victims of the earthquake that struck the tourist island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. And Catholic hospitals in Indonesia have sent medical teams to treat hundreds of people injured in the earthquake. Speaking to Read more