Rescuing “evil” children from death in Ghana
News 16 Aug 2023
Rescuing “evil” children from death in Ghana

In some parts of Africa, children who are born with disabilities are considered evil and often killed.

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India: Manipur Archbishop - Pray for an end to the suffering
News 16 Aug 2023
India: Manipur Archbishop - Pray for an end to the suffering

A Catholic archbishop in northeast India, who has seen his diocese at the centre of a wave of deadly attacks, has issued an urgent appeal for prayers “to transform the minds of the people who are led by hatred and religious violence.”

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“We are making history with ACN in the Holy Land”
News 10 Aug 2023
“We are making history with ACN in the Holy Land”

George Akroush is the director of the Project Development Office at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In an interview with ACN, he speaks about the plans for renewing pastoral work among the Christians in the Holy Land.

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Portugal: ACN gives a voice to the persecuted Church at WYD in Lisbon
News 09 Aug 2023
Portugal: ACN gives a voice to the persecuted Church at WYD in Lisbon

Tens of thousands of young people took part in a variety of ACN initiatives during World Youth Day in Lisbon (WYD).

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Peru: Challenges in the “land of saints”
News 07 Aug 2023
Peru: Challenges in the “land of saints”

“You cross the Amazon jungle, climb 5,000 metres above sea level, in the Andes Mountains, you head into the desert. You are now in what Pope Francis calls ‘the land of saints’”, says Luis Vildoso, director of projects for ACN in Peru.

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Iraq Patriarch: President’s decree reversal is a ‘humiliation for the Church’
News 04 Aug 2023
Iraq Patriarch: President’s decree reversal is a ‘humiliation for the Church’

The leader of Iraq’s largest Christian community has condemned a Presidential order overturning a decree which recognises him as Patriarch, calling the move “offensive” and the climax of a campaign to seize control of the Church’s assets.

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New Pastoral Centre is a sign of hope for a better future in Iraq
News 03 Aug 2023
New Pastoral Centre is a sign of hope for a better future in Iraq

Almost exactly nine years after hundreds of thousands of Christians were forced to flee from their homes due to the occupation of their lands by ISIS, efforts continue to rebuild lives and infrastructure.

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DR Congo: Material needs affect the formation of seminarians in Kasongo
News 02 Aug 2023
DR Congo: Material needs affect the formation of seminarians in Kasongo

Just over 60 young men are currently undergoing formation in the propaedeutic Abbot Kaumo seminary of Kasongo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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"Burning for the Kingdom of God"
News 01 Aug 2023
"Burning for the Kingdom of God"

Interview with the new Ecclesiastical Assistant of Aid to the Church in Need.

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NIGERIA: Christians are challenged to gain political power
News 31 Jul 2023
NIGERIA: Christians are challenged to gain political power

Bishop Matthew Kukah, 70, has led the Diocese of Sokoto in northern Nigeria since 2011. He is an outspoken critic of his country’s government for its failure to curb a culture of violence and protect Christians from deadly attacks.

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Syrian Archbishops and ACN to Undersecretary of State Alfredo Mantovano: honour the memory of Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio by relaxing economic sanctions
News 28 Jul 2023
Syrian Archbishops and ACN to Undersecretary of State Alfredo Mantovano: honour the memory of Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio by relaxing economic sanctions

On July 24, His Excellency Jacques Mourad, Syriac Archbishop of Homs, in Syria, with the president & the director of ACN Italy, Sandra Sarti & Alessandro Monteduro, met with Alfredo Mantovano, Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Mi...

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Many Christians have fled Sudan, those who remain face difficulties, says missionary
News 27 Jul 2023
Many Christians have fled Sudan, those who remain face difficulties, says missionary

Many of the Christians who lived in Sudan have fled the country or at least escaped the cities that are engulfed in violence, says a Spanish Comboni missionary who has worked for years in Sudan, in an interview with ACN.

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PORTUGAL: ACN initiatives at WYD in Lisbon highlighting Christian persecution
News 27 Jul 2023
PORTUGAL: ACN initiatives at WYD in Lisbon highlighting Christian persecution

During the six days of World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, ACN will be carrying out a number of initiatives aimed at raising awareness of Christian persecution around the world and mobilising people to be active in defence of the suffering Church.

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Ukraine: Diocese providing vital aid to those traumatised by war
News 25 Jul 2023
Ukraine: Diocese providing vital aid to those traumatised by war

A bishop from western Ukraine has told ACN about his struggle to help the 400,000 war-scarred people who have flooded into his region since Russia's full-scale invasion began, in February 2022.

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DR Congo: LAY ACTIVISM – an essential feature of one of the liveliest Churches in Africa
News 25 Jul 2023
DR Congo: LAY ACTIVISM – an essential feature of one of the liveliest Churches in Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has one of the liveliest Churches in Africa, with 4,602 priests ministering in 1,500 parishes and 11,000 religious supporting their pastoral and social work.

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India: Anti-Christian violence continues to rage in Manipur
News 20 Jul 2023
India: Anti-Christian violence continues to rage in Manipur

Even leaders of the Hindu nationalist party are beginning to accuse the BJP of complicity in what has become a generalised attack on Christians. ACN continues to monitor the situation closely.

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Iraq: The Bells Toll Again
News 19 Jul 2023
Iraq: The Bells Toll Again

Interview with Ehab and Athraa - A couple from Iraq

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ACN helps Syrian and Lebanese young people experience the joy of World Youth Day (WYD)
News 18 Jul 2023
ACN helps Syrian and Lebanese young people experience the joy of World Youth Day (WYD)

With financial and logistical difficulties making it almost impossible for most Lebanese and Syrian Christians to go to Lisbon for WYD, local initiatives are underway to provide participants with as close an experience as possible.

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