Mozambique: Communities and churches attacked as insurgency intensifies in Cabo Delgado
News 07 Mar 2024
Mozambique: Communities and churches attacked as insurgency intensifies in Cabo Delgado

Missionaries, priests, and religious sisters have been forced to flee remote towns and villages to Pemba and other large cities, which are overwhelmed with displaced people.

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Argentinian Patagonia: Mission country
News 07 Mar 2024
Argentinian Patagonia: Mission country

The Church in Patagonia faces unique challenges, marked by vast distances, great diversity, and a lack of resources. One of the bishops overseeing the development of the Church in this expansive territory of Argentina is Mgr. Roberto Álvarez, who recently...

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Venezuela marks 140 years of the first Lourdes pilgrimage in the Americas
News 29 Feb 2024
Venezuela marks 140 years of the first Lourdes pilgrimage in the Americas

The pilgrimage was instituted in 1884 by Fr. Machado, the Venezuelan priest in the Diocese of La Guaira, after returning from a trip to the famous shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Tony Pereira, a lay member of the current organizing committee, spo...

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Anniversary of the Syrian earthquake
News 29 Feb 2024
Anniversary of the Syrian earthquake

On the first anniversary of the earthquake, a bishop in Aleppo calls for an end to sanctions and appeals to people not to forget the country

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Six religious sisters kidnapped in Haiti
News 01 Feb 2024
Six religious sisters kidnapped in Haiti

ACN stands united with the Pope in urging the immediate and unconditional release of the religious sisters from the Congregation of Saint Anne and calls for an end to the violence plaguing Haiti.

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José Si Esono, the catechist who gave his life for the Faith in Equatorial Guinea
News 01 Feb 2024
José Si Esono, the catechist who gave his life for the Faith in Equatorial Guinea

During a visit to the headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Miguel Angel Nguema Bee of Ebibeyin recounted the moving story of José Si Esono, the first catechist martyred in Equatorial Guinea, whom the local Church would like to see beati...

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No justice for 300 people massacred in Nigeria on Christmas Eve
News 24 Jan 2024
No justice for 300 people massacred in Nigeria on Christmas Eve

Three weeks after extremists murdered more than 300 people, burnt down entire villages, and destroyed food supplies in coordinated attacks in Nigeria’s Plateau State, none of the perpetrators have been held accountable.

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ACN helps Catholic school in Iraq build a new kindergarten class
News 24 Jan 2024
ACN helps Catholic school in Iraq build a new kindergarten class

Thanks to the generosity of Aid to the Church in Need’s benefactors, a growing Catholic school in Erbil was able to open a new kindergarten to accommodate the increasing number of children. Education is vital for the survival of Iraq’s long-suffering Chri...

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Sowing the seeds of the Gospel in the Amazon
News 24 Jan 2024
Sowing the seeds of the Gospel in the Amazon

By evangelizing and assisting the Ticuna indigenous people, the Capuchin friars, with support from Aid to the Church in Need, are helping to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

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ACN welcomes release of priests in Nicaragua, but concerns over lack of religious freedom remain
News 16 Jan 2024
ACN welcomes release of priests in Nicaragua, but concerns over lack of religious freedom remain

Nineteen clerics have been released and expelled from the country, joining dozens of others who faced exile in recent years. Restrictions on religious freedom persist in a nation where four out of nine dioceses now have bishops residing abroad, according...

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Dozens of priests arrested in 2023 as authoritarian regimes crack down on Church
News 11 Jan 2024
Dozens of priests arrested in 2023 as authoritarian regimes crack down on Church

Thirteen priests and one religious brother lost their lives in 2023, with half of the deaths seemingly unrelated to persecution. While arrests increased, kidnappings of clergy decreased compared to 2022, still posing a significant concern, especially in A...

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Fresh aid gives hope for Christians on the breadline
News, Holy Land 11 Jan 2024
Fresh aid gives hope for Christians on the breadline

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has announced a second package of emergency aid for Christians who lost their livelihoods due to the war in Gaza.

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Ninety-seven year old woman sells art to support the persecuted church
News 10 Jan 2024
Ninety-seven year old woman sells art to support the persecuted church

Ninety-seven-year-old benefactor sells religious art to help suffering Christians

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Fulani herders kill nearly 200 Christians at Christmas in central Nigeria
News 08 Jan 2024
Fulani herders kill nearly 200 Christians at Christmas in central Nigeria

In yet another assault by Muslim Fulani bandits on settled communities, Christians find themselves displaced and in despair due to the lack of security and government response.

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ACN to focus on Middle East, Sahel and Latin America in 2024
News 08 Jan 2024
ACN to focus on Middle East, Sahel and Latin America in 2024

Regina Lynch, the Executive President of Aid to the Church in Need, emphasises the concerning rise in religious freedom violations globally. However, she also highlights the positive response to ACN campaigns, such as Red Wednesday and One Million Childre...

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Gaza City: Two dead and seven injured in attacks on Church grounds
News, Holy Land 19 Dec 2023
Gaza City: Two dead and seven injured in attacks on Church grounds

Two women were shot and killed by snipers in the church grounds of the Catholic Holy Family parish in Gaza City on December 16, as reported in a press release by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem sent to the international charity Aid to the Church in Ne...

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Gaza Parish Damaged by Attacks
News, Holy Land 14 Dec 2023
Gaza Parish Damaged by Attacks

As the war persists, the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem has confirmed that Israeli army strikes on buildings near the Church of the Holy Family have caused damage to water tanks, solar panels, cars, and other parts of the parish complex over the past wee...

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Christmas Joy: 45,000 Gifts for Needy Children in Syria and Lebanon
News 14 Dec 2023
Christmas Joy: 45,000 Gifts for Needy Children in Syria and Lebanon

To celebrate Christmas this year, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is providing 45,000 gifts to needy children in Syria and Lebanon. In Syria, 35,000 children and in Lebanon, 10,000 children will receive Christmas presents in the form of urgently needed cl...

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