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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Mozambique terrorism: Church wants to be part of the solution, says bishop
News 23 Sep 2022
Mozambique terrorism: Church wants to be part of the solution, says bishop

In the wake of the murder of an Italian nun, the Bishop of Pemba, where the Islamist insurgency began, says that poverty and corruption are at the root of the problem.

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Cameroon: “What happened is an abomination. They are trying the patience of God”
News 21 Sep 2022
Cameroon: “What happened is an abomination. They are trying the patience of God”

The Bishop of Mamfe asks for prayers for the release of nine kidnapped religious and laypeople.

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Church leaders in Pakistan warn of famine and epidemics
News 20 Sep 2022
Church leaders in Pakistan warn of famine and epidemics

Pakistanis are grateful for Church help as the worst flooding in 30 years leaves many citizens with nothing.

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Maronite Patriarch laments political stalemate in meeting with head of ACN
News 15 Sep 2022
Maronite Patriarch laments political stalemate in meeting with head of ACN

Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai compared Lebanon to a sick person who refuses treatment and so continues to get worse. Action is required, he claims, if the country is to continue to fulfil its prophetic role in the Middle East.

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Syria: Pilgrimage of the icon ‘Our Lady of Sorrows, Consoler of Syrians’, blessed by Pope Francis, comes to an end
News 14 Sep 2022
Syria: Pilgrimage of the icon ‘Our Lady of Sorrows, Consoler of Syrians’, blessed by Pope Francis, comes to an end

Thursday 15 September, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, will mark the end of the “Console your People” initiative, to beg for peace in Syria and for the protection of all Christians in that country, which was promoted by ACN.

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Pope Francis visits Kazakhstan
News 14 Sep 2022
Pope Francis visits Kazakhstan

“How can we keep the spirit of Assisi alive?” asks Almaty bishop.

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