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S+L BLOG: Somalia



The Church is mobilizing to help Eastern Africa, which continues to face its worst famine since the 1950s. Severe drought and years of conflict have resulted in failed crops and acute shortages in food and water. More than 10 million face starvation. The famine has triggered a mass movement of refugees, particularly from Somalia to ...read more
The Vatican has established diplomatic ties with a predominantly Muslim nation, and the Pope appeals for humanitarian aid to Somalia. Catholic News Service Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis reports. ...read more