By Murcadha O Flaherty

Parts of Aleppo are coming back to life with people returning in large numbers to the bomb-blasted city and streets once again humming with traffic and people. 

By Daniele Piccini

The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is collaborating on a project to look back on and reappraise the history of the lay martyrs from El Salvador. 

By Daniele Piccini

The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is working against time, together with the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee (NRC) to repair and rebuild as many family homes as possible, so that the Syriac Catholic families can return in time for the beginning of the school year. Already at least 600 families have returned to this town in the Nineveh plains. Father Georges Jahola, who is in charge of the Syriac Catholic team on the NRC, predicts confidently: “In 10 years time the city will be repopulated as it was before IS.”  

By Maria Lozano

Magda Kaczmarek, section head of the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) for Macedonia, visited the south-east European country in June 2017. In the following interview she describes the first impressions that she was able to gain in the country’s sole Roman Catholic diocese and the Greek Catholic exarchate. 

By Marta Petrosillo

“I have no reason to think that this was an attack against the Church”, said Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke of the diocese of Nnewi in southeast Nigeria. He was speaking on the telephone to the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) about the tragic attack on Sunday morning in his diocese, inside the church of Saint Philip in Ozubulu. 

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