Currents News Update for Monday, 8/30/21

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Hurricane Ida brought torrential rain and powerful winds to Louisiana โ€” but over 50 million people are under flash flood watches and the entire city of New Orleans is currently without power.

The U.S. military is vowing to press on in the final hours of withdrawal from Afghanistan, even after insurgents fired several rockets at Kabul airport.

Pope Francis is urging dialogue among Afghanistan’s leaders and asking the Catholic faithful to pray and fast for the country’s people.

Haiti is still recovering from that massive earthquake two weeks ago that killed more than 2,200 people. Catholic Charities has been on the ground there providing food, shelter and essential services to those who were left with nothing.