Young Christians from all over Syria hopeful for the future: “I want to stay in my country!”
News 16 Nov 2022
Young Christians from all over Syria hopeful for the future: “I want to stay in my country!”

Before the war, Syria had a vibrant and stable Christian community, but 12 years of conflict and economic crisis forced many to flee.

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“The Pope’s visit will be a source of joy in a country where children still suffer from hunger”
News 16 Nov 2022
“The Pope’s visit will be a source of joy in a country where children still suffer from hunger”

The announcement that the Holy Father is considering a visit to South Sudan, to take place in February next year, was received “with much joy” by the local Catholic community, says sister Beta Almendra, a missionary in Wau.

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Terrorism gains ground in Burkina Faso as Jihadists set their sights on priests and religious
News 16 Nov 2022
Terrorism gains ground in Burkina Faso as Jihadists set their sights on priests and religious

Several weeks after the second military coup took place in Ouagadougou on 30 September, the people continue to be sceptical about the country’s future, particularly with respect to Christians, a group that is greatly at risk.

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“Syrians too poor to pay for surgery or operations”, says Aleppo bishop
News 07 Nov 2022
“Syrians too poor to pay for surgery or operations”, says Aleppo bishop

During a recent visit to the headquarters of ACN, in Germany, Melkite Archbishop Georges Masri, of Aleppo, described the serious crisis that is affecting both the population’s health and the Church’s pastoral work.

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Ukraine: Missile attacks strike close to the house of the Albertine Brothers in Zaporizhzhia
News, Ukraine News 04 Nov 2022
Ukraine: Missile attacks strike close to the house of the Albertine Brothers in Zaporizhzhia

The superior general of the Congregation of the Albertine Brothers, Brother Franciszek Grzelka of Poland, recently visited his fellow brothers and brought them a delivery of relief supplies.

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First Catholic radio in Bulgaria inaugurated with the help of Aid to the Church in Need
News 03 Nov 2022
First Catholic radio in Bulgaria inaugurated with the help of Aid to the Church in Need

Cardinal Sandri: “What was a dream is now a reality!”

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Cameroon: Group of nine kidnapped in attack on Catholic Church released after six weeks
News 28 Oct 2022
Cameroon: Group of nine kidnapped in attack on Catholic Church released after six weeks

The Bishop of Mamfe has expressed his gratitude for the release of the priests, laypeople, and a religious sister, but has repeated his condemnation of the attack on the church in which they were taken by rebels.

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Nun murdered in attack in DR Congo
Media releases 27 Oct 2022
Nun murdered in attack in DR Congo

A terrorist attack in Eastern DR Congo left two people dead and a hospital destroyed in the village of Maboya.

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At least 840,000 people from 140 countries praying for peace and unity
Media releases 24 Oct 2022
At least 840,000 people from 140 countries praying for peace and unity

Aid to the Church in Need's Prayer Campaign reaches new record!

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Nine years in the hands of Boko Haram:“Words cannot do justice for what I suffered”
News 24 Oct 2022
Nine years in the hands of Boko Haram:“Words cannot do justice for what I suffered”

Two months ago, Maryamu Joseph (16) escaped from Boko Haram after being held for nine years.

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Pope thanks boys and girls who will participate in ACN prayer campaign
News 18 Oct 2022
Pope thanks boys and girls who will participate in ACN prayer campaign

“One million children praying the Rosary” will take place on 18 October. Pope Francis asks that participants especially remember Ukraine, and all other countries that suffer from war and misery.

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Nigerian bishop calls for end of “conspiracy of silence” on persecution of Christians
News 17 Oct 2022
Nigerian bishop calls for end of “conspiracy of silence” on persecution of Christians

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, of the Diocese of Makurdi, spoke at an event in the European Parliament saying that Christians in Nigeria need help, “before it becomes too late”.

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Haiti: Churches and institutions attacked as the country suffers violence
News 14 Oct 2022
Haiti: Churches and institutions attacked as the country suffers violence

“The Church has become a victim of the violence”, says Sister Marcela Catozza, a missionary in Haiti. The Italian nun claims that the situation has taken a turn for the worse since June, with churches and institutions coming under attack.

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Ukraine: Priests should not be afraid
News, Ukraine News 11 Oct 2022
Ukraine: Priests should not be afraid

With the war entering its eighth month, ACN spoke to Vasylij Tuchapets, Greek Catholic Bishop of Kharkiv about the importance of remaining with the people and the needs in eastern Ukraine as winter approaches.

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When the crisis hit Lebanon, a Christian school just doubled down on its mission
News 06 Oct 2022
When the crisis hit Lebanon, a Christian school just doubled down on its mission

For many Christians in Lebanon technical schools provide opportunities for future employment and a stable environment for local families.

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Disease, debt, discrimination and ruined crops in aftermath of Pakistan floods
News 04 Oct 2022
Disease, debt, discrimination and ruined crops in aftermath of Pakistan floods

Bishop Samson Shukardin of Hyderabad cannot shake the images from his visit to the flood-affected Catholic village of Mariamnagar, in southern Sindh province.

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Restored church gives hope to Christians who want to stay in Iraq
News 29 Sep 2022
Restored church gives hope to Christians who want to stay in Iraq

With a long experience of persecution, the Christians of Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) know that the bad times might return, but they believe that “a Church that is not persecuted is a Church that does not carry Christ”.

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Pakistan: “There is a blessing for those who touch the Word of God”
News 27 Sep 2022
Pakistan: “There is a blessing for those who touch the Word of God”

On September 30, the Church celebrates the memory of Saint Jerome, a doctor of the Church who translated the Bible into Latin.

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