Bishop Kukah: ‘Genocide is happening in Nigeria’
News 11 Aug 2020
Bishop Kukah: ‘Genocide is happening in Nigeria’

Systematic violence against Nigerian Christians by Fulani herdsmen constitutes genocide according to a leading Catholic bishop who stressed that Muslims are also falling foul of the violence. 

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Young ministers of mercy
News 11 Aug 2020
Young ministers of mercy

Food, clothes and medicine in urgent demand in Beirut!

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Always on the go for God
News 11 Aug 2020
Always on the go for God

Sister Shobka Rani Talari smiles when she gets on her new moped.

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60 years of independence: THE CATHOLIC CHALLENGE IN AFRICA
News 06 Aug 2020
60 years of independence: THE CATHOLIC CHALLENGE IN AFRICA

August will mark the anniversaries of nine other countries, namely Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Gabon and Senegal.

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Pakistan: Christian man murdered for living in a Muslim suburb
News 06 Aug 2020
Pakistan: Christian man murdered for living in a Muslim suburb

The most recent attack on a Christian in Pakistan has further increased the suffering and fear among Christians throughout the country.

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Nicaragua: ACN condemns terrorist attack on cathedral
News 06 Aug 2020
Nicaragua: ACN condemns terrorist attack on cathedral

ACN International has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist-style arson attack against the Catholic cathedral in Managua, the Nicaraguan capital.

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The Fazendas in Argentina – there is no revenge better than love
News 06 Aug 2020
The Fazendas in Argentina – there is no revenge better than love

The Fazendas – the “Farms of Hope” - seek to give an answer to this suffering.

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Iraq: A beacon of light for Baghdeda (Qaraqosh)
News 06 Aug 2020
Iraq: A beacon of light for Baghdeda (Qaraqosh)

Six years after IS-invasion a Church's reconstruction fuels Christian's hope.

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Lebanon Explosion
News 06 Aug 2020
Lebanon Explosion

Witnesses compare explosion to an “atomic bomb.”  

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Pakistan - Maira: Calamity in the courtroom
News 06 Aug 2020
Pakistan - Maira: Calamity in the courtroom

Campaign to free 14-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan.

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Mozambique: “The international community is nowhere to be seen in regard to the problem"
News 30 Jul 2020
Mozambique: “The international community is nowhere to be seen in regard to the problem"

Mozambique:  “The international community is nowhere to be seen in regard to the problem” in Cabo Delgado, says European deputy Paulo Rangel.

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100th anniversary of the birth of Pope Saint John Paul II – ACN remains faithful to his legacy to this day.
News 19 May 2020
100th anniversary of the birth of Pope Saint John Paul II – ACN remains faithful to his legacy to this day.

John Paul II made history during his lifetime and became one of the giants of the 20th century – both in the history of the Church and of the wider world. 

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Congo-Brazzaville: the Pygmies, already under threat, fear the arrival of Covid-19
News 13 May 2020
Congo-Brazzaville: the Pygmies, already under threat, fear the arrival of Covid-19

by Jacques Berset. The news came through on 14 March 2020 – the first known case of infection with Covid-19 had been detected in Brazzaville. In response the Congolese government had imposed a general lockdown on the entire population.

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SYRIA: NINE YEARS OF WAR - Religious sister living in Syria talks about the country’s tragic conditions.
News 16 Mar 2020
SYRIA: NINE YEARS OF WAR - Religious sister living in Syria talks about the country’s tragic conditions.

by Paulo Aido (edited by Maria Lozano). March 15 will mark the ninth anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria. "The situation is terrible," said Sister Maria Lúcia Ferreira, a sister from the Mar Yakub Monastery in Qara, in the Christian region o...

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Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze Remarks at the Peace Protest by CBCN in Abuja March 2020
News 05 Mar 2020
Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze Remarks at the Peace Protest by CBCN in Abuja March 2020

by Grace Attu. Today we the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria and with significant support of priests, consecrated persons and our beloved lay faithful embark on a peaceful protest against the high level of insecurity in every part of Nigeria.

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The government of Nigeria does not do enough to protect Christians
News 10 Feb 2020
The government of Nigeria does not do enough to protect Christians

Nigeria is a unique country. Its inhabitants are distributed almost equally between Christians and Muslims. It comprises about one fifth of the African population, so a crisis that is not seriously dealt with in Nigeria would end up affecting the rest of...

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PAKISTAN: An “Asia Bibi jurisprudence” now exists
News 10 Feb 2020
PAKISTAN: An “Asia Bibi jurisprudence” now exists

by Thomas Oswald. Anne-Isabelle Tollet was the first foreign journalist to alert the international community about the Asia Bibi affair. After discovering, through the Pakistani woman, the iniquity and excesses of Pakistan’s “anti-blasphemy legislation...

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Burkina Faso – Bishop speaks to ACN after an Islamist attack on Christians on Sunday
News 04 Dec 2019
Burkina Faso – Bishop speaks to ACN after an Islamist attack on Christians on Sunday

“We Christians are persecuted, while the west remains indifferent – even selling arms to the terrorists instead of stopping them”

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