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a picture of a woman carries food provided by US Agency for International Development in Pajut, South Sudan (CNS)

Catholic Relief Services has warned ‘people will starve to death’ if food doesn’t reach them soon

16 million people in four countries face severe hunger

The Pontiff said words alone were not enough to help the people of the African nation

Mary’s Meals seeks funding in order to continue to provide meals for schoolchildren in the African country

Bishops ask for more foreign aid to support the African nation’s 6.5 million people in need of food

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year, 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15 (Year B)

Benedict XVI says that children in east Africa are dying every day because of the famine

British Catholics give £3m to Africa

Catholics in England, Wales and Scotland have donated more than £3 million for the east Africa famine

Benedict XVI tells pilgrims that Jesus was setting an example when he miraculously multiplied loaves and fishes

Handing out money or food vouches will stop people starving and boost businesses at the same time