Anti-Christian violence and curfew follow killing of girl in Sokoto, Nigeria
News 18 May 2022
Anti-Christian violence and curfew follow killing of girl in Sokoto, Nigeria

Episodes of anti-Christian violence erupted in Sokoto, Nigeria, over the weekend, following the horrific murder of a young Christian student accused of blasphemy.

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Church leaders deplore violence during burial of Christian journalist in Holy Land
News 18 May 2022
Church leaders deplore violence during burial of Christian journalist in Holy Land

Israeli security forces are accused of having disrupted the funeral procession of Shereen Abu Aqleh, who was killed while covering an Israeli military operation in the Jenin refugee camp on 11 May.

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Pope is coming to encourage reconciliation, says Congo bishop
News 17 May 2022
Pope is coming to encourage reconciliation, says Congo bishop

Pope Francis will be in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, between 2-5 July. During a visit to the international headquarters of ACN, in Germany, Bishop Timothée Bodika Manyisai, of Kikwit, in midwestern DR Congo, spoke about how Catholics are pr...

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NIGERIA: Student stoned and burned to death in Sokoto
News 16 May 2022
NIGERIA: Student stoned and burned to death in Sokoto

ACN is deeply troubled by the terrible murder of Deborah Yakubu, a Christian student who was stoned and then burned at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, northern Nigeria.

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ACN deplores murder of Fr Joseph in Kaduna, Nigeria
News 16 May 2022
ACN deplores murder of Fr Joseph in Kaduna, Nigeria

In one month alone three Catholic priests were kidnapped in Nigeria, two have since been released, but the death of the third has just been confirmed.

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Christians look with hope and concern at Lebanon’s parliamentary elections
News 16 May 2022
Christians look with hope and concern at Lebanon’s parliamentary elections

On May 15, 2022, Lebanon will go to the polls to elect a new Parliament.

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ACN calls on international community to help Iraq attain stability and economic development
News 16 May 2022
ACN calls on international community to help Iraq attain stability and economic development

After years of helping rebuild homes and infrastructure, ACN is issuing an urgent call to the international community to help guarantee peace and stability in Iraq.

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“Pope’s visit will be very important for peace”, says missionary in South Sudan
News 16 May 2022
“Pope’s visit will be very important for peace”, says missionary in South Sudan

A Combonian missionary nun living in Wau, South Sudan, believes the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to the youngest country in the world, scheduled for 5-7 July, could have a historic effect on the peace process.

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Kidnapping of Fr Whatner Aupont highlights Haitian crisis
News 09 May 2022
Kidnapping of Fr Whatner Aupont highlights Haitian crisis

A wave of unrest and kidnappings is causing a breakdown of national life in Haiti according to Mons Launay Saturné, Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien.

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Pakistan: “I spent eight years on death row after being falsely accused of blasphemy”
News 05 May 2022
Pakistan: “I spent eight years on death row after being falsely accused of blasphemy”

In July 2013, Shagufta and Shafqat Emmanuel, a Catholic couple in Mian Channu, a small town 155 miles south of Lahore, Pakistan, were arrested on false charges of blasphemy.

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Ukraine: “The Church has opened its doors to everyone”
News, Ukraine News 04 May 2022
Ukraine: “The Church has opened its doors to everyone”

The project manager for Ukraine ACN reports on the solidarity visit to the war zone.

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“As long as there are believers in Kharkiv, I will remain with them” says bishop
News, Ukraine News 02 May 2022
“As long as there are believers in Kharkiv, I will remain with them” says bishop

Mgr. Pavlo Honcharuk, Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhya, tells ACN about the situation in Ukraine’s second-largest city.

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School of hope and recovery
News 29 Apr 2022
School of hope and recovery

IRAQ’S Christians will pass a momentous milestone on the way toward recovery from genocide by a community of Sisters officially opening their long-awaited school.

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Church stems Christian exodus from Lebanon by helping Catholic schools
News 28 Apr 2022
Church stems Christian exodus from Lebanon by helping Catholic schools

Lebanon is a unique country in the Middle East because it is based on a civil constitution, where freedom of conscience and expression are respected.

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Sri Lanka victims of Easter bombings ask the Pope to help them uncover the truth
News 27 Apr 2022
Sri Lanka victims of Easter bombings ask the Pope to help them uncover the truth

The Holy Father has asked the authorities of Sri Lanka for the truth about the Easter Sunday bombings of 2019.

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Batnaya’s Resurrection Day
News 26 Apr 2022
Batnaya’s Resurrection Day

One Christian community in Iraq had added cause for rejoicing this Easter when their church opened for services for the first time since the building was desecrated by Daesh (ISIS) militants nearly eight years ago.

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A priest in Kyiv: Mission in times of war
News, Ukraine News 22 Apr 2022
A priest in Kyiv: Mission in times of war

ACN has been sending almost a million AUD in Mass stipends to support priests in Ukraine who continue to serve a war-weary and frightened people. Almost 1,900 Catholic priests are receiving these stipends, all over the country.

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ACN Starts Second Phase Of Ukraine Aid
News, Media releases 20 Apr 2022
ACN Starts Second Phase Of Ukraine Aid

Aid to the Church in Need will continue to provide aid to the people of Ukraine.

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