The Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need, brings together leading representatives of the Vatican and the Iraqi Christian community to claim their universal right to return to the Nineveh Plains. 

“Today, more than ever, our beloved Mexico and all who belong to her are asking the whole world and each one of you for your prayers.” ACN Mexico has only just finished assessing the cost of the earlier earthquake, which has so far cost the lives of over 100 people and affected the lives of some 1,497,575 people. 

The risk of “new powers and serious wars” was underlined on September 12th, by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary of the Holy See, during a press conference at the Cova da Iria, held to mark the beginning of the international pilgrimage to Fátima of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).   

By John Pontifex

About 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages.  

By Maria Lozano

A leading Catholic bishop in Cuba has described the damage in the parts of his diocese devastated by Hurricane Irma. 

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