Red Wednesday Around the World
News 12 Dec 2023
Red Wednesday Around the World

Participants in this year’s events heard testimonies from Nigerian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern bishops, as well as life testimonies by missionaries and victims of persecution. Thousands of people took part in #RedWeek 2023 events in several differen...

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Bishop Cortez Shares Challenges and Triumphs in Peru's Missionary Landscape
News 11 Dec 2023
Bishop Cortez Shares Challenges and Triumphs in Peru's Missionary Landscape

In a discussion with the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Marco Antonio Cortez of the Diocese of Tacna y Moquegua, Peru, addressed projects concerning religious communities and the imperative to reach every corner of a country...

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German priest freed after over a year in captivity in Mali
News 04 Dec 2023
German priest freed after over a year in captivity in Mali

Fr Ha-Jo, a German priest with over 30 years of experience in Mali, was kidnapped in Bamako on November 20, 2022. Despite being aware of the risks to his safety, he continued his work in Mali to improve the country's situation and stay with his Christian...

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The Miraculous Journey of Ciudad Chávez, Venezuela's First Parish in a Decade
News 29 Nov 2023
The Miraculous Journey of Ciudad Chávez, Venezuela's First Parish in a Decade

Ciudad Chávez is a neighborhood in the Venezuelan city of Vargas, within La Guaira Diocese, located just a few kilometers from Maiquetía International Airport. Established in 2013 as part of the social program initiated by then President Hugo Chávez, the...

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Jaranwala riots marked a turning point for interreligious dialogue in Pakistan
News 29 Nov 2023
Jaranwala riots marked a turning point for interreligious dialogue in Pakistan

A decade and a half ago, Archbishop Sebastian Shaw encountered much skepticism and little interest in dialogue from Muslim leaders. After years of building trust, he asserts that Islamic leaders themselves are now taking the initiative to speak up for per...

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Nurturing Education and Resilience in Lebanon and Syria Amidst Unprecedented Challenges
News 28 Nov 2023
Nurturing Education and Resilience in Lebanon and Syria Amidst Unprecedented Challenges

ACN has approved a new aid package for schools in Lebanon and Syria for the 2023-2024 school year, totaling 2.6 million euros. The aid program encompasses school grants for over 16,000 predominantly Christian students from impoverished backgrounds in 176...

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The Imam and the Bishop: Setting an Example for Interfaith Dialogue in Nigeria
News 17 Nov 2023
The Imam and the Bishop: Setting an Example for Interfaith Dialogue in Nigeria

A project supported by ACN has been yielding positive results in southwest Nigeria, where Christian and Muslim leaders collaborate to promote peace in Osun State. This Catholic-led initiative is making a significant impact in a country known for interreli...

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Kidnapping of Priests Remains Rampant in Nigeria
News 17 Nov 2023
Kidnapping of Priests Remains Rampant in Nigeria

The abduction of priests and religious in Nigeria has become so commonplace that new cases barely register. Although most end up being released, forming a lucrative business for criminals, there have also been cases of fatalities, leaving Catholics in con...

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Sister Nabila Mourns the Loss of her School in Gaza after Bombing
News, Holy Land 10 Nov 2023
Sister Nabila Mourns the Loss of her School in Gaza after Bombing

One month into the ongoing war in the Holy Land, the repercussions for Gaza's small Christian community are undeniably severe. A Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), reports that a minimum of 53 Christian families' homes has been entirely de...

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Bishop of Tripoli Urges International Community to Intervene to End Holy Land Conflict
News, Holy Land 08 Nov 2023
Bishop of Tripoli Urges International Community to Intervene to End Holy Land Conflict

Königstein, Germany – A month following the devastating terrorist attacks by Hamas that triggered a conflict in Gaza, Archbishop Monsignor Youssef Soueif of Tripoli, Lebanon, is urgently appealing to the international community to intervene and bring an e...

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Archbishop Fears the Spread of War in Iraq
News, Holy Land 07 Nov 2023
Archbishop Fears the Spread of War in Iraq

People in Iraq are filled with fear that the conflict in the Holy Land will spread throughout the region. This concern is expressed by Archbishop Bashar Warda, a prominent figure, who is urging governments worldwide to work towards peace. Archbishop Warda...

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Cries from Bethlehem Amidst Conflict
News, Holy Land 01 Nov 2023
Cries from Bethlehem Amidst Conflict

Bethlehem, West Bank/Königstein, Germany – In an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Rony Tabash, a member of a Christian family rooted in Bethlehem for generations, describes how the current conflict directly affects the West Bank's Christian...

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Seeking Peace and Aid in War-Torn Gaza
News, Holy Land 26 Oct 2023
Seeking Peace and Aid in War-Torn Gaza

Sister Nabila calls for peace and aid in war-torn Gaza

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Mexico's Battle for Peace: Faith Against Violence
News 25 Oct 2023
Mexico's Battle for Peace: Faith Against Violence

Mexico City/Königstein - Mexico is known as one of the world's most violent and perilous countries. According to a report on crime in Mexico by the National Citizen's Observatory, there were 15,560 victims of intentional homicide in the first half of 2023...

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Attack kills at least 16 Christians in Gaza
News, Holy Land 23 Oct 2023
Attack kills at least 16 Christians in Gaza

At least 16 Christians, including 10 from one family, were killed during an attack in Gaza on Thursday evening, 19 October, which provoked the total collapse of a building in the compound of the Greek Orthodox Church. According ACN’s project partners anot...

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FoSS founder hands over after 40 years
News 20 Oct 2023
FoSS founder hands over after 40 years

Stewardship of the Australian founded Friends of the Suffering Souls (FoSS) was formally handed to the Australia New Zealand international Catholic organisation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) this week.

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Urgent call for prayer for peace in the Holy Land
News 11 Oct 2023
Urgent call for prayer for peace in the Holy Land

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) expresses its deep concern and regret at the escalation of violence in the Holy Land, which has caused the loss of more than a thousand lives and left thousands more injured.

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The West must insist on justice for Jaranwala victims
News 11 Oct 2023
The West must insist on justice for Jaranwala victims

Governments in the West must intervene to demand justice be done for the victims of the “worst incident of persecution against Christians” in Pakistan – according to a priest who was on the scene when the atrocity took place.

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