Firefighters inspect collapsed wooden houses in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 2, 2024, a day after a major 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Noto region in Ishikawa Prefecture. | Credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Sends Message of Condolence to Victims of Deadly Earthquake in Japan

Jan 2, 2024

The reported 7.6-magnitude quake struck Ishikawa Prefecture in the western part of the country, killing more than 50.

A man looks at the rubble of homes in the village of Talat N’Yaaqoub south of Marrakech in Morocco on Sept. 11, 2023. The quake that struck the country on Sept. 8 killed at least 2,122 people, injured more than 2,400 others, and flattened entire villages. | Credit: FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis Urges Faithful to "be close to the people of Morocco" in Wake of Earthquake

Sep 11, 2023

Pope Francis expressed solidarity with the people of Morocco on Sunday in the wake of that country’s devastating earthquake and offered his prayers for material help in response to the tragedy and the charity group pledging to help distribute it.

Rescue workers search for survivors in a collapsed house in Moulay Brahim, in Morocco's Al Haouz province, on Sept. 9, 2023, after an earthquake. Morocco's deadliest earthquake in decades has killed at least 1,000 people, officials said on Sept. 9. Credit: Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

Morocco’s Deadly Earthquake: Pope Francis Offers Country “prayerful communion”

Sep 9, 2023

Pope Francis has offered Morocco “prayerful communion” following the Friday, September 8 deadly earthquake that, according to media reports, has left at least 1,300 people dead, and caused widespread damage in and around the Northern African nation’s city of Marrakesh.

Pope Francis at his Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023. / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Contributes to Earthquake Relief Efforts in Syria and Turkey

Feb 15, 2023

Boxes of thermal shirts took sail from the port of Naples, Italy, destined for Turkey, on the morning of Feb. 15.

Image of the Virgin Mary in the rubble of the Cathedral of Alexandria in Turkey, Feb. 6, 2023. / Credit: Facebook Antuan Ilgit SJ

Statue of Mary Untouched in Earthquake that Demolished Cathedral in Turkey

Feb 7, 2023

The image of Our Lady was unharmed in the quake that brought down Annunciation Cathedral in the city of Alexandretta in the Turkish province of Hatay.

A Syrian woman and her children warm by a stove at an emergency shelter in the center of the city of Maarat Misrin, in the rebel-held northern part of the northwestern Idlib province Feb. 7, 2023, one day after a deadly earthquake hit Syria and Turkey. / Photo by ABDULAZIZ KETAZ/AFP via Getty Images

Catholic Aid Agencies Respond after Devastating Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Feb 7, 2023

According to the latest available estimates as of midday Tuesday, the 7.8-magnitude quake ​​has left at least 6,200 people dead in Turkey and Syria.