Red Wednesday lights up buildings and consciences to remember persecuted Christians around the world
Media releases 03 Dec 2021
Red Wednesday lights up buildings and consciences to remember persecuted Christians around the world

Several hundred buildings, from Sydney to Paris, were illuminated red during Red Week which ended on Red Wednesday, 24 November.

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ACN provides psychosocial support to IDPs from Cabo Delgado
News 02 Dec 2021
ACN provides psychosocial support to IDPs from Cabo Delgado

"Children are now playing more, running more, jumping more... "

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MALI: Hunger – the new weapon of the Jihadists to subjugate the population
News 01 Dec 2021
MALI: Hunger – the new weapon of the Jihadists to subjugate the population

The security situation in Mali has continued to deteriorate in the last few months. The increased violence is affecting above all the country people, given that the Jihadists are preventing the farmers from harvesting their rice fields, burning the fields...

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In Nigeria, a priest recounts his kidnapping by Fulani herdsmen
News 29 Nov 2021
In Nigeria, a priest recounts his kidnapping by Fulani herdsmen

Kidnappings are a hallmark of terrorist organizations in Nigeria, including Boko Haram and Islamic State-West Africa Province, and clergy are increasingly being targeted.

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Radical Hindus accuse two nuns of illegal conversions in India
News 19 Nov 2021
Radical Hindus accuse two nuns of illegal conversions in India

A NEW REPORT RELEASED IN LATE OCTOBER, compiled by various Christian NGOs and titled “Christians Under Attack in India,” records 300 anti-Christian incidents so far in 2021. In one case, two Catholic nuns were forcibly marched to a police station by a mob...

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Commission for Justice and Peace requests the government of Pakistan to end the forced marriage and conversion of girls and women
News 17 Nov 2021
Commission for Justice and Peace requests the government of Pakistan to end the forced marriage and conversion of girls and women

Girls and women from religious minorities continue to be victims of forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan, with a significant number of cases occurring every year.

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ACN announces a further 7.7 million AUD in relief packages for Syria and Lebanon
News 16 Nov 2021
ACN announces a further 7.7 million AUD in relief packages for Syria and Lebanon

A large proportion will go to projects related to construction and restoration, or education and religious formation, with much support also for rent and basic food and medical assistance. Without programmes such as these, there is a serious risk of Chris...

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In Pakistan Christians are “the poorest of the poor”
News 11 Nov 2021
In Pakistan Christians are “the poorest of the poor”

Besides rising Islamic fundamentalism and intolerance, Christians in this Asian country have also had to deal with endemic intolerance and were disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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ACN concerned about priests and religious in danger in many parts of the world
News 11 Nov 2021
ACN concerned about priests and religious in danger in many parts of the world

There is increasing aggression based on persecution and the lack of religious freedom

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Burkina Faso: resurgence of terrorist attacks, Christians in danger of death
News 08 Nov 2021
Burkina Faso: resurgence of terrorist attacks, Christians in danger of death

According to reports received by Aid to the Church in Need, security in northern Burkina Faso has drastically deteriorated in recent months.

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Bosnia Herzegovina: “Catholics are discriminated against in every respect”
News 04 Nov 2021
Bosnia Herzegovina: “Catholics are discriminated against in every respect”

More than a quarter-century may have passed since the Dayton Agreement came into force, but coexistence in Bosnia Herzegovina remains riddled with conflict.

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Ethiopia: Missionary pleads for peace as “new beginnings” fail to materialise
News 04 Nov 2021
Ethiopia: Missionary pleads for peace as “new beginnings” fail to materialise

A Catholic missionary has sent out a plea for peace from war-torn Ethiopia.

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Anti-conversion law foments anti-Christian violence in central India
News 29 Oct 2021
Anti-conversion law foments anti-Christian violence in central India

ON THE EVE OF INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI MEETING WITH POPE FRANCIS at the Vatican, a report entitled “Christians Under Attack in India,” compiled by various Christian NGOs, records 300 anti-Christian incidents so far in 2021.

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Key to Lebanon’s stability is neutrality, says former President Suleiman
News 29 Oct 2021
Key to Lebanon’s stability is neutrality, says former President Suleiman

Michael Suleiman is a Maronite Catholic politician who was President of Lebanon between 2008 and 2014, following a decade as commander of the country’s Armed Forces.

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Venezuela: The crisis has brought many people closer to the Church
News 26 Oct 2021
Venezuela: The crisis has brought many people closer to the Church

The Church accompanies the people as they suffer from a terrible social, economic and political crisis.

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Taliban rule in Afghanistan poses a threat to Pakistan Christians
News 25 Oct 2021
Taliban rule in Afghanistan poses a threat to Pakistan Christians

Many Pakistanis celebrated the end of the United States military presence in Afghanistan, but others warn of increasing home-grown Islamist violence and extremism.

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Children From All Over The World Prayed The Rosary For Peace
Media releases 22 Oct 2021
Children From All Over The World Prayed The Rosary For Peace

ACN's Prayer Campaign was a success!

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