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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a video message to the opening session of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope preached yesterday at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis

St Joseph Sister Monique Niraula joins two other women in packing relief material for earthquake victims at Assumption Catholic Church in Lalitpur (CNS)

Truckloads of relief material organised by Church charities has begun reaching remote areas after earthquake

Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy frigate Bersagliere at the Reggio Calabria on Monday (PA)

The EU has said it will strengthen sea patrols by its Frontex border agency and destroy human traffickers’ boats

Bishop Paul Simick of Nepal visits an earthquake survivor (Photo: CNS)

The bishop visited the worst affected areas in the capital yesterday

A family takes shelter  following the Nepal earthquake (CNS)

Bad weather delays Nepal relief effort

Director of Caritas Nepal says ‘logistical problems are enormous’ after Saturday’s earthquake

A woman mourns the death of her granddaughter in the earthquake in Nepal (CNS)

Shelter, water and sanitation top priorities as aid agencies try to help survivors of Saturday’s earthquake

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama presents relief material in Jos, Nigeria.  Many refugees are now flee to Cameroon (CNS)

A delegation met with some of the estimated 36,000 Nigerians who have sought safety from Islamist terrorists in recent weeks

Archbishop Cushley meeting inhabitants of Chipolomba village including Mary Jackson, in the yellow jumper

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The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is helping farmers in Malawi