By Maria Lozano

The March edition of The Pope Video, produced by The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network and supported by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), concerns the situation of Christians persecuted and discriminated because of their faith around the world without distinction of rites or confession.  

A sister helping Christian families in war-torn Syria has revealed the severity of the on-going crisis across the country – despite the holding ceasefire. 

Strengthening Catholics to put an end to religiously motivated fundamentalism and to support pastoral care on the continent with the largest growing number of believers.

By Eva-Maria Kolmann

Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of Bangui, is currently traveling through all the dioceses of the Central African Republic. His tour began in the diocese of Bouar in the north-west of the country. While there, from 22 to 24 February, he visited the parish of Bozoum and the town of Bocaranga, where only recently, in early February, there was serious violence. His programme also included talks with the rebels. Father Aurelio Gazzera, the parish priest of Bozoum, accompanied the Cardinal. Later, on 26 February, he spoke to ACN about this visit.  

By Esther Gaitan-Fuertes

After their meeting in Juba from 21st to 23rd February 2017, along with the Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan and Kenya, Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, the South Sudanese bishops respond to the disturbing reports from all seven of their dioceses spanning the whole country. 

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