We are underfunded by over 50% this month. $17,346 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope recalls relief effort after 1980 Italian earthquake

Catholic World News - November 17, 2010

During his weekly public audience on November 17, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the devastating earthquake that wreaked havoc across southern Italy in 1980, noting that “the wounds are still deep and open” in the minds of survivors.

The Pope praised the efforts that were made at that time by neighboring communities, local officials, and Church leaders to supply help for the devastated population, and thus bring "the light of hope of the risen Christ at a time of distress and darkness."

The Pontiff made his comments as he acknowledged the presence of a group of pilgrims from the Basilicata region, who were in Rome to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the earthquake.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($17,346 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,653.70
50% 50%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Snowbound thoughts on natural law 2 hours ago
The best argument against the 'celibate gay Catholics' 16 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23
Guess who thinks Pope Francis shouldn't give so many interviews? January 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12