Church backs programme protecting Pakistan’s girls
Uncategorised 17 Mar 2021
Church backs programme protecting Pakistan’s girls

A fresh initiative is about to be launched to tackle Pakistan’s growing crisis of Christian and Hindu girls who are being abducted and sexually abused.

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Myanmar: The killings must stop at once
Uncategorised 17 Mar 2021
Myanmar: The killings must stop at once

On the bloodiest day since the coup in Myanmar began, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, leader of the country’s Catholics, has made a fresh appeal for peace in the beleaguered nation.

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Kyrgyzstan – small Catholic communities between high mountains
Uncategorised 10 Mar 2021
Kyrgyzstan – small Catholic communities between high mountains

Father Johannes Kahn SJ has spent the past decades undertaking pastoral work in various countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia as well as Russia.

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Aid to the Church in Need after papal visit to Iraq: “Hopefully this will motivate the international community to help more”
Uncategorised 10 Mar 2021
Aid to the Church in Need after papal visit to Iraq: “Hopefully this will motivate the international community to help more”

The Director of Projects sees encouraging signs following her trip to Iraq with the Pope.

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What is the symbolism of the stole that the Holy Father will receive in Qaraqosh?
Uncategorised 04 Mar 2021
What is the symbolism of the stole that the Holy Father will receive in Qaraqosh?

The Holy Father will pay a visit to the Al-Tahera Church on Sunday 7 March in Qaraqosh, the town in northern Iraq also known as Baghdeda or Bakhdida.

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Director of ACN’s Projects Department will travel to Iraq in papal plane as representative of ROACO
Uncategorised 04 Mar 2021
Director of ACN’s Projects Department will travel to Iraq in papal plane as representative of ROACO

Regina Lynch, the director of the Projects Department of ACN International, will be the official delegate of the organisation ROACO (a papal organisation for the support of the Eastern Catholic Churches) during the papal visit to Iraq from 5 - 8 March.

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Myanmar: “I fear there is going to be a bloodbath”
News 04 Mar 2021
Myanmar: “I fear there is going to be a bloodbath”

Expert talks about the motives behind the military coup.

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Pakistan: “For his sake, end the misery”
Uncategorised 04 Mar 2021
Pakistan: “For his sake, end the misery”

Brother of Shahbaz Bhatti speaks out on the 10th anniversary of his death and Peter Bhatti calls for Maira Shahbaz to be granted asylum

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Media Release - ACN is launching a major new project for Iraq
Media releases 03 Mar 2021
Media Release - ACN is launching a major new project for Iraq

"Now is the time to invest in young people."

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A Lamborghini for Iraq
News 01 Mar 2021
A Lamborghini for Iraq

Thanks to a donation from Pope Francis, ACN has been able to help persecuted Christians in Iraq in the Niniveh Plains.

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Pope's visit to Iraq: “Respect for Christians will grow"
News 26 Feb 2021
Pope's visit to Iraq: “Respect for Christians will grow"

Archbishop Bashar Warda, who will be hosting Pope Francis on his visit to Iraq, hopes for more awareness on the part of the Muslim majority for the country’s Christians.

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Mozambique: the last three years have been “an experience of the cross”
Uncategorised 25 Feb 2021
Mozambique: the last three years have been “an experience of the cross”

Bishop Luiz Lisboa looks back on his time in the diocese of Pemba.

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Burkina Faso: “The faithful are fleeing the terrorism, which they are powerless to resist, but they are holding on to their faith”
News 23 Feb 2021
Burkina Faso: “The faithful are fleeing the terrorism, which they are powerless to resist, but they are holding on to their faith”

The situation in the Sahel region is worrying. In the interview below Maria Lozano of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation ACN, speaks with Bishop Laurent B. DABIRE, of the diocese of Dori, in northern Burkina Faso.

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1,096 days held captive by Boko Haram
Uncategorised 19 Feb 2021
1,096 days held captive by Boko Haram

Pastor Gideon Para-Mallam speaks to ACN on the third anniversary of Leah Sharibu's captivity: "Break the wall of silence and cry out for Leah Sharibu's release!"

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Syria: “The sanctions have no result other than making people suffer and become poor and miserable”
Uncategorised 18 Feb 2021
Syria: “The sanctions have no result other than making people suffer and become poor and miserable”

Church representatives criticise ongoing embargo politics of the West.

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Father Ammar Yako: "It is part of our history"
Uncategorised 17 Feb 2021
Father Ammar Yako: "It is part of our history"

Al-Tahira Church in Iraq to be visited by Pope Francis on 7 March.

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Year of St. Joseph: ACN supports initiative of Pope Francis
Uncategorised 16 Feb 2021
Year of St. Joseph: ACN supports initiative of Pope Francis

The pastoral charity helps institutions dedicated to St. Joseph all over the world.

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Christians in Pakistan: “A first positive step”
News 15 Feb 2021
Christians in Pakistan: “A first positive step”

Religious minorities in Pakistan, such as Christians and Hindus, face painful discrimination and persecution from the majority Muslim population. A new initiative by the government is meant to put a hold to this. ACN asked Shahid Mobeen, Pakistani Profess...

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Haiti: Bishops warn of catastrophe
News 10 Feb 2021
Haiti: Bishops warn of catastrophe

The Bishop’s Conference of the Caribbean island deplores the explosive security and political situation.

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