Commission for Justice and Peace requests the government of Pakistan to end the forced marriage and conversion of girls and women
News 17 Nov 2021
Commission for Justice and Peace requests the government of Pakistan to end the forced marriage and conversion of girls and women

Girls and women from religious minorities continue to be victims of forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan, with a significant number of cases occurring every year.

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ACN announces a further 7.7 million AUD in relief packages for Syria and Lebanon
News 16 Nov 2021
ACN announces a further 7.7 million AUD in relief packages for Syria and Lebanon

A large proportion will go to projects related to construction and restoration, or education and religious formation, with much support also for rent and basic food and medical assistance. Without programmes such as these, there is a serious risk of Chris...

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In Pakistan Christians are “the poorest of the poor”
News 11 Nov 2021
In Pakistan Christians are “the poorest of the poor”

Besides rising Islamic fundamentalism and intolerance, Christians in this Asian country have also had to deal with endemic intolerance and were disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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ACN concerned about priests and religious in danger in many parts of the world
News 11 Nov 2021
ACN concerned about priests and religious in danger in many parts of the world

There is increasing aggression based on persecution and the lack of religious freedom

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Burkina Faso: resurgence of terrorist attacks, Christians in danger of death
News 08 Nov 2021
Burkina Faso: resurgence of terrorist attacks, Christians in danger of death

According to reports received by Aid to the Church in Need, security in northern Burkina Faso has drastically deteriorated in recent months.

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Bosnia Herzegovina: “Catholics are discriminated against in every respect”
News 04 Nov 2021
Bosnia Herzegovina: “Catholics are discriminated against in every respect”

More than a quarter-century may have passed since the Dayton Agreement came into force, but coexistence in Bosnia Herzegovina remains riddled with conflict.

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Ethiopia: Missionary pleads for peace as “new beginnings” fail to materialise
News 04 Nov 2021
Ethiopia: Missionary pleads for peace as “new beginnings” fail to materialise

A Catholic missionary has sent out a plea for peace from war-torn Ethiopia.

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Anti-conversion law foments anti-Christian violence in central India
News 29 Oct 2021
Anti-conversion law foments anti-Christian violence in central India

ON THE EVE OF INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI MEETING WITH POPE FRANCIS at the Vatican, a report entitled “Christians Under Attack in India,” compiled by various Christian NGOs, records 300 anti-Christian incidents so far in 2021.

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Key to Lebanon’s stability is neutrality, says former President Suleiman
News 29 Oct 2021
Key to Lebanon’s stability is neutrality, says former President Suleiman

Michael Suleiman is a Maronite Catholic politician who was President of Lebanon between 2008 and 2014, following a decade as commander of the country’s Armed Forces.

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Venezuela: The crisis has brought many people closer to the Church
News 26 Oct 2021
Venezuela: The crisis has brought many people closer to the Church

The Church accompanies the people as they suffer from a terrible social, economic and political crisis.

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Taliban rule in Afghanistan poses a threat to Pakistan Christians
News 25 Oct 2021
Taliban rule in Afghanistan poses a threat to Pakistan Christians

Many Pakistanis celebrated the end of the United States military presence in Afghanistan, but others warn of increasing home-grown Islamist violence and extremism.

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Children From All Over The World Prayed The Rosary For Peace
Media releases 22 Oct 2021
Children From All Over The World Prayed The Rosary For Peace

ACN's Prayer Campaign was a success!

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Lebanon – “Patriarch: Christians will be extinct if West does nothing”
News 21 Oct 2021
Lebanon – “Patriarch: Christians will be extinct if West does nothing”

Amid a spiralling economic crisis and an upsurge in violence, a Middle Eastern Patriarch says that if the West fails to help the Christians in Lebanon the community could soon be extinct.

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Church in Nigeria celebrates release of abducted seminarians
News 15 Oct 2021
Church in Nigeria celebrates release of abducted seminarians

“Hearts filled with joy” is a phrase that translates the spirit of the Church in Nigeria following the release of three young seminarians who were abducted last Monday.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo – After a wave of attacks, Bishop denounces persecution of the Church
News 14 Oct 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo – After a wave of attacks, Bishop denounces persecution of the Church

In commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the murder of Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa Mwene Ngabo of the diocese of Bukavu, the local Church has denounced the persecution the diocese has been suffering recently at the hands of armed groups. 

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Haiti: “We are still in the first phase of our emergency aid efforts”
News 13 Oct 2021
Haiti: “We are still in the first phase of our emergency aid efforts”

Faster progress cannot be made in the aid efforts because the currently precarious situation has stopped all travel to the country.

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Three seminarians abducted from chapel
News 13 Oct 2021
Three seminarians abducted from chapel

Three seminarians from Nigeria’s conflict-stricken Middle Belt were kidnapped from their college chapel last night (Monday) and six others were injured.

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