Assault on Coptic Christian woman in Egypt goes unpunished
News 22 Aug 2022
Assault on Coptic Christian woman in Egypt goes unpunished

22 August - International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.

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“I lost hope in Lebanese politics, but I have hope in the people”
News 22 Aug 2022
“I lost hope in Lebanese politics, but I have hope in the people”

Jules Boutros is the youngest bishop in the world.

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ACN remembers victims of religiously motivated violence
Media releases 22 Aug 2022
ACN remembers victims of religiously motivated violence

Media Release 22.08.2022

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ACN's support for war-stricken Ukrainians reaches seven million AUD
Media releases 22 Aug 2022
ACN's support for war-stricken Ukrainians reaches seven million AUD

A breakdown of ACN's support for Ukraine.

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Christian minor escapes forced conversion in Pakistan
News 18 Aug 2022
Christian minor escapes forced conversion in Pakistan

22nd August - International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.

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“A modest and courageous leader,” ACN remembers Mons. George Jonathan Dodo, Bishop of Zaria, in Nigeria
News 08 Aug 2022
“A modest and courageous leader,” ACN remembers Mons. George Jonathan Dodo, Bishop of Zaria, in Nigeria

Bishop George died aged 66, of illness, on 8 July, and was buried on 4 August.

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Abuja under terrorist attacks: Archbishop of Nigerian capital decries insecurity and inequality
News 05 Aug 2022
Abuja under terrorist attacks: Archbishop of Nigerian capital decries insecurity and inequality

With violent actions now taking place in and around Abuja, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama assesses the situation as very serious and accuses politicians of being distant from the people.

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Nigeria: “We are weak, tired and scared. We hope God will fight for us”
News 05 Aug 2022
Nigeria: “We are weak, tired and scared. We hope God will fight for us”

On the morning of June 19, dozens of armed members of the Fulani tribe descended on two churches in Rubuh, Kajuru Local Government Area, in southern Kaduna State.

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Nigeria: “We have never experienced what we are experiencing now”, says Bishop of Maiduguri
News 29 Jul 2022
Nigeria: “We have never experienced what we are experiencing now”, says Bishop of Maiduguri

Bishop Oliver Doeme’s diocese suffered the worst of the terrorism inflicted by Boko Haram, yet he says that now this part of the country can be considered peaceful in comparison to the rest.

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Fr Jacques Hamel: an example of simplicity and authenticity
News 26 Jul 2022
Fr Jacques Hamel: an example of simplicity and authenticity

The sixth anniversary of the murder of the French priest at the hand of jihadists.

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Ukraine: “We are prepared for sudden and unexpected death”
News, Ukraine News 26 Jul 2022
Ukraine: “We are prepared for sudden and unexpected death”

With the escalation of the war in Ukraine, pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need spoke to Bishop Pavlo Honcharuk of the Latin Diocese of Kharkiv- Zaporizhzhia.

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Burkina Faso: Islamic terrorism has become commonplace
News 25 Jul 2022
Burkina Faso: Islamic terrorism has become commonplace

Over 90% of the villages in the Diocese of Fada N’Gourma are no longer covered by pastoral support.

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Another priest killed in Nigeria
News 21 Jul 2022
Another priest killed in Nigeria

Father Mark Cheitnum was deeply engaged in giving a voice to the innocent victims of violence in his diocese. He is the fourth priest to be murdered in Nigeria in 2022.

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Nigeria: More than 60 Christians killed over two months in the state of Benue
News 20 Jul 2022
Nigeria: More than 60 Christians killed over two months in the state of Benue

Aid to the Church in a Need “has been a source of light in a valley of darkness”, says Bishop Wilfred Anagbe.

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ACN to send emergency aid to dioceses in Sri Lanka
News 18 Jul 2022
ACN to send emergency aid to dioceses in Sri Lanka

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has announced a special aid package for priests and religious in Sri Lanka who are suffering the effects of a very serious economic and social crisis.

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Cardinal from Madagascar insists: “We cannot let ourselves be overcome by despair and evil”
News 15 Jul 2022
Cardinal from Madagascar insists: “We cannot let ourselves be overcome by despair and evil”

During a recent visit to the headquarters of the international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Cardinal Désiré Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina, Madagascar, insisted on the need to hold on to hope, so as to overcome evil.

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Kidnappings and forced conversions are “a human rights issue,” says Pakistani archbishop
News 14 Jul 2022
Kidnappings and forced conversions are “a human rights issue,” says Pakistani archbishop

The issue of kidnappings and forced conversions of minors belonging to the Christian community and other religious minorities in Pakistan, is a serious problem that the world cannot ignore, says Archbishop Sebastian Shaw, of Lahore.

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One year after the 11 July protests in Cuba: “The worst poverty is lack of freedom”
News 13 Jul 2022
One year after the 11 July protests in Cuba: “The worst poverty is lack of freedom”

It has been one year since the historic peaceful protests in Cuba, which took place on 11 July, mobilising millions of people all across the Caribbean nation.

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