Lebanon: “People in Tyre were always poor, but now they are below zero”
News 07 Dec 2022
Lebanon: “People in Tyre were always poor, but now they are below zero”

One of the many projects ACN funds in Lebanon.

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary and the suffering people of Lebanon
News 06 Dec 2022
The Immaculate Heart of Mary and the suffering people of Lebanon

Meditation by Sr Noha from the Borj-Hammoud Nabaa clinic in Lebanon.

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Lebanon: “Catholic Schools are the right hand of the Church, but we desperately need your help”
News 30 Nov 2022
Lebanon: “Catholic Schools are the right hand of the Church, but we desperately need your help”

Father Youssef Nasr (President of the Secretariat for Catholic schools in Lebanon) recently spoke with ACN about the challenges facing the schools as the country’s severe economic crisis persists.

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Archbishop Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, supports Red Wednesday
News 25 Nov 2022
Archbishop Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, supports Red Wednesday

The Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Charles Balvo, has sent a message of support for the Red Wednesday initiative, organised by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to call attention to victims of religious persecution.

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Christian students in Lebanon under pressure to leave: “We feel our country doesn’t want us”
News 25 Nov 2022
Christian students in Lebanon under pressure to leave: “We feel our country doesn’t want us”

For many Lebanese Christian students, the University Pastoral service is a lifeline that keeps them in the country, when everything around them seems to give them reasons to give up.

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Night of the Witnesses honours Christianity’s modern-day martyrs
News 25 Nov 2022
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Night of the Witnesses honours Christianity’s modern-day martyrs

Australia’s capital has joined a select list of cities that have hosted Night of the Witnesses, an Aid to the Church in Need initiative that honours Christianity’s modern-day martyrs and those persecuted because of their faith.

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Congolese bishops warn that country could break up
News 17 Nov 2022
Congolese bishops warn that country could break up

Growing insecurity risks dividing the country, say the Church leaders, pointing to multiple regions where violence has flared and also taking aim at multinational corporations that pillage natural resources.

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Boko Haram did “the unthinkable” to her, but Janada refused to be defeated
News 16 Nov 2022
Boko Haram did “the unthinkable” to her, but Janada refused to be defeated

The terrorist organisation took her father’s life and tried to crush her soul, but with the help of ACN through a Trauma Center in Maiduguri she is back on her feet and even found the strength to forgive those who caused her so much pain.

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Young Christians from all over Syria hopeful for the future: “I want to stay in my country!”
News 16 Nov 2022
Young Christians from all over Syria hopeful for the future: “I want to stay in my country!”

Before the war, Syria had a vibrant and stable Christian community, but 12 years of conflict and economic crisis forced many to flee.

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“The Pope’s visit will be a source of joy in a country where children still suffer from hunger”
News 16 Nov 2022
“The Pope’s visit will be a source of joy in a country where children still suffer from hunger”

The announcement that the Holy Father is considering a visit to South Sudan, to take place in February next year, was received “with much joy” by the local Catholic community, says sister Beta Almendra, a missionary in Wau.

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Terrorism gains ground in Burkina Faso as Jihadists set their sights on priests and religious
News 16 Nov 2022
Terrorism gains ground in Burkina Faso as Jihadists set their sights on priests and religious

Several weeks after the second military coup took place in Ouagadougou on 30 September, the people continue to be sceptical about the country’s future, particularly with respect to Christians, a group that is greatly at risk.

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“Syrians too poor to pay for surgery or operations”, says Aleppo bishop
News 07 Nov 2022
“Syrians too poor to pay for surgery or operations”, says Aleppo bishop

During a recent visit to the headquarters of ACN, in Germany, Melkite Archbishop Georges Masri, of Aleppo, described the serious crisis that is affecting both the population’s health and the Church’s pastoral work.

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Ukraine: Missile attacks strike close to the house of the Albertine Brothers in Zaporizhzhia
News, Ukraine News 04 Nov 2022
Ukraine: Missile attacks strike close to the house of the Albertine Brothers in Zaporizhzhia

The superior general of the Congregation of the Albertine Brothers, Brother Franciszek Grzelka of Poland, recently visited his fellow brothers and brought them a delivery of relief supplies.

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First Catholic radio in Bulgaria inaugurated with the help of Aid to the Church in Need
News 03 Nov 2022
First Catholic radio in Bulgaria inaugurated with the help of Aid to the Church in Need

Cardinal Sandri: “What was a dream is now a reality!”

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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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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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