DRC: Bishop calls on authorities to end torment of the Congolese people
News 24 Jun 2024
DRC: Bishop calls on authorities to end torment of the Congolese people

In a message sent to ACN, Monsignor Sikuli Paluku, Bishop of Butembo-Beni, denounces the atrocities committed by the ADF this month. The bishop insists that there cannot be a separation between faith and the defense of human dignity.

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Pakistan: Widow of Nazir Masih, Christian killed by mob over false blasphemy accusations, dies
News 25 Jun 2024
Pakistan: Widow of Nazir Masih, Christian killed by mob over false blasphemy accusations, dies

It is with great sorrow that Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been informed of the passing of Alla Rakhi, the widow of the late Nazir Masih, who tragically was killed in the Sargodha incident. Overwhelmed by grief and depression over the death of her h...

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Prison Ministry in Ecuador: Freeing souls through Christ's mercy
News 03 Jun 2024
Prison Ministry in Ecuador: Freeing souls through Christ's mercy

The international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) supports a prison ministry programme for priests and lay volunteer missionaries in the Archdiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador, to care for and accompany both prisoners and their families, offer...

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Christian family in Pakistan attacked by an angry mob
News 27 May 2024
Christian family in Pakistan attacked by an angry mob

A Christian family in Pakistan suffered a violent attack at the hands of an angry mob of Muslim fanatics this past Saturday, 25 May, following a false accusation of blasphemy. The victim was was brutally beaten after a false accusation of burning pages of...

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Father Gabriel Romanelli returns to Gaza to provide spiritual and material support in the midst of war
News, Holy Land 23 May 2024
Father Gabriel Romanelli returns to Gaza to provide spiritual and material support in the midst of war

Despite the devastating humanitarian crisis, Father Gabriel Romanelli, the parish priest of the Holy Family parish in Gaza, has made the courageous decision to return to Gaza and stand by his community. Regardless of the dangers and challenges that lie ah...

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"I am neither pro-Israel nor pro-Palestine. I am pro-human being" says Benedictine Abbot in the Holy Land
News, Holy Land 04 Apr 2024
"I am neither pro-Israel nor pro-Palestine. I am pro-human being" says Benedictine Abbot in the Holy Land

Six months after the terrible attacks by Hamas and the beginning of the Israeli offensive in Gaza, Abbot Nikodemus pleas for the conflict to be seen from a humanitarian perspective, transcending religious and political boundaries.

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New terrorist attacks in northern Mozambique cause mass flight of civilians
News 21 May 2024
New terrorist attacks in northern Mozambique cause mass flight of civilians

Cabo Delgado was ravaged by two major militant offensives. Armed groups, allegedly linked to ISIS, targeted the town of Macomia and the villages of Cajerene and Missufine, exacerbating the region's displacement crisis. As the violence escalates, the Churc...

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A Missionary's Journey: Bringing Faith to the Colombian Amazon
News 08 May 2024
A Missionary's Journey: Bringing Faith to the Colombian Amazon

A young priest speaks of the challenges and joys in bringing the sacraments to the most isolated communities in the Colombian Amazon. Father Jonathas Fernandes is only 33, but he already has an impressive resume as a missionary. He was only a child, in hi...

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Brutal killing of Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt continue
News 29 Apr 2024
Brutal killing of Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt continue

Local community leaders say that the attacks follow the tactics employed by armed bandits who carried out the Christmas massacres in Nigeria. Religion is a factor in a conflict that also has ethnic and economic roots.

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Sri Lanka: A town stands as a witness to the resurrection after persecution
News 29 Apr 2024
Sri Lanka: A town stands as a witness to the resurrection after persecution

Thousands of the faithful signed a petition addressed to Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, requesting the initiation of a cause for the beatification of the 171 Catholics killed five years ago. On April 21, 2019, what began as a joyful Easter Sunday celebration i...

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ACN approves massive solar panel package to help Church in Lebanon and Syria face electricity crisis
News 29 Apr 2024
ACN approves massive solar panel package to help Church in Lebanon and Syria face electricity crisis

As the world marks the 30th anniversary of World Sun Day on May 3rd, emphasizing the significance of renewable energy resources, Aid to the Church in Need highlights the transformative impact of solar panels in the lives of parishes, religious orders, and...

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Still no justice for Jaranwala victims – bishop
News 18 Apr 2024
Still no justice for Jaranwala victims – bishop

A bishop in Pakistan has expressed his disappointment with the authorities for failing to bring to justice those behind one of the country’s worst attacks against Christians – and for not doing enough to help victims.

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Sudan: One year of war has left the country without any seminarians
News 16 Apr 2024
Sudan: One year of war has left the country without any seminarians

For a year, the “war of the generals” has been raging across an already weakened country. The population is in agony and the small Christian community is shrinking away.

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Seminary looted and vandalized, as security situation worsens in Haiti
News 16 Apr 2024
Seminary looted and vandalized, as security situation worsens in Haiti

Seminary looted and vandalised, as security situation worsens in Haiti

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Catholic bishops of Haiti plead for an end to violence and for national reconciliation
News 22 Mar 2024
Catholic bishops of Haiti plead for an end to violence and for national reconciliation

ACN will be joining the day of prayer for the people of Haiti on 22 March

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Central African Republic: “A shepherd defends his sheep from dangers”
News 15 Mar 2024
Central African Republic: “A shepherd defends his sheep from dangers”

On 23 February 2024, Pope Francis appointed Father Aurelio Gazzera, a long-time friend and partner of ACN, as Coadjutor Bishop of the diocese of Bangassou in the Central African Republic. The 61-year-old Italian Carmelite priest has worked for 33 years as...

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This is a very special Easter, we are closer than ever to the crucified Saviour
News, Holy Land 15 Mar 2024
This is a very special Easter, we are closer than ever to the crucified Saviour

The Christian community in Gaza is facing the most difficult period since the beginning of the war.

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Unemployment and discrimination are the biggest challenges facing Christians in the West Bank and Jerusalem
News, Holy Land 07 Mar 2024
Unemployment and discrimination are the biggest challenges facing Christians in the West Bank and Jerusalem

ACN is providing emergency aid for medical and humanitarian assistance to affected families in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The war in Gaza and escalating tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have created a dire situation for Christians in the regio...

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