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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After 4 years of kidnapping, the Church continues to pray for the release of Sister Gloria Narvaez
News 10 Feb 2021
After 4 years of kidnapping, the Church continues to pray for the release of Sister Gloria Narvaez

The Catholic Church in Mali (Africa) continues to pray and work for the release of the Colombian sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argoty, who was kidnapped four years ago on 7 February by jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda.

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Myanmar: “We have shed enough blood”
Uncategorised 09 Feb 2021
Myanmar: “We have shed enough blood”

Bishop’s Conference calls for dialogue following military coup.

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On the 15th anniversary of the murder of Fr Andrea Santoro
News 08 Feb 2021
On the 15th anniversary of the murder of Fr Andrea Santoro

On the 15th anniversary of the murder of Fr Andrea Santoro.

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Pakistan/UK: PM’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief receives Pakistan girl’s asylum petition
News 08 Feb 2021
Pakistan/UK: PM’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief receives Pakistan girl’s asylum petition

Fiona Bruce MP, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, has received a petition from a Catholic charity calling for asylum to be granted to a 14-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan whose life is in danger.

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Amazonia - a breath of fresh life in the battle against COVID
Uncategorised 08 Feb 2021
Amazonia - a breath of fresh life in the battle against COVID

In the last few days of January, Brazil reached the tragic total of 220,000 victims as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brazil is the country with the second-highest number of deaths in the world due to the virus. In this context, the Amazonas region, w...

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Media Release - ACN Australia Raises $250,000 In National Appeal For Lebanon
Media releases 05 Feb 2021
Media Release - ACN Australia Raises $250,000 In National Appeal For Lebanon

ACN is supporting the reconstruction efforts in Lebanon.

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In Memoriam of Dr Emad Yaqoub Qeryaqos
Uncategorised 05 Feb 2021
In Memoriam of Dr Emad Yaqoub Qeryaqos

ACN farewells a faithful project partner.

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Cuba: Catholics call for renewal of this communist country
News 02 Feb 2021
Cuba: Catholics call for renewal of this communist country

“It is time to return to God.” Hundreds of Cuban Catholics, priests and lay alike, see their country in a state of profound crisis and are hoping for a national dialogue that will lead to political changes.

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Media Release - Covid-19 Spiritual bouquet
Media releases 01 Feb 2021
Media Release - Covid-19 Spiritual bouquet

National Prayer Campaign Breaks New Record - Over 2000 Masses have been arranged to pray for the multitude of needs surrounding the COVID-19 situation, in turn, helping poor priests to survive.

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Syria: “Please don’t forget us”
Uncategorised 29 Jan 2021
Syria: “Please don’t forget us”

Coronavirus is causing the west to forget the people of Syria who are still in desperate need of healing after almost a decade of conflict – according to a nun who has risked her life to provide urgent aid.

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NIGERIAN HARDSHIPS: “Our priests, nuns and catechists are not for sale”
News 29 Jan 2021
NIGERIAN HARDSHIPS: “Our priests, nuns and catechists are not for sale”

A series of kidnappings and acts of violence against priests and religious in Nigeria are of particular concern to Catholics in the country.

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In Egypt, Christmas season saw violent attacks on Christians
News 29 Jan 2021
In Egypt, Christmas season saw violent attacks on Christians

Egypt is home to the largest Christian community in the Arab world - the Coptic Church. Reaching back to the very beginnings of Christianity and to the Apostle Mark, there are today about 8 million Copts in Egypt. But in a politically deeply divided count...

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