HRH The Prince of Wales meets survivors of persecution
News 15 Dec 2021
HRH The Prince of Wales meets survivors of persecution

Survivors of persecution supported by a leading Catholic charity met HRH The Prince of Wales at an Advent service in central London dedicated to those who suffer for their Christian faith.

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Armenia: refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh fight for survival – with the help of ACN
News 14 Dec 2021
Armenia: refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh fight for survival – with the help of ACN

Hardly noticed by the world, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated into war in Nagorno-Karabakh on 27 September 2020.

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New religious body adds to Islamization in Pakistan
News 13 Dec 2021
New religious body adds to Islamization in Pakistan

Liberal Muslims and Christian activists have been expressing concern over Prime Minister Imran Khan's announcement of the establishment of a new body called the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen (‘Mercy for all the Worlds’—a phrase from the Koran) Authority (RAA).

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7000 rosaries for the children of the Nineveh Plains – A gift to Mary!
News 09 Dec 2021
7000 rosaries for the children of the Nineveh Plains – A gift to Mary!

Inspired by the One Million Children Praying the Rosary campaign, a prayer group of ACN benefactors made and donated thousands of colourful decade rosaries for ACN staff to take as small gifts to children on their project visits.

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South Sudan: “There are times when riches prove to be a curse”
News 08 Dec 2021
South Sudan: “There are times when riches prove to be a curse”

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Two-thirds of its population are dependent on humanitarian aid.

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Bahrain: The Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia will be consecrated on 10 December
News 07 Dec 2021
Bahrain: The Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia will be consecrated on 10 December

The Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia which covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia has an estimated 2.5 million Catholics who are mostly migrant workers from different nations and diverse cultures.

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ACN: “The Catholic minority in Georgia lives under difficult conditions”
News 06 Dec 2021
ACN: “The Catholic minority in Georgia lives under difficult conditions”

Marco Mencaglia has been head of the section for Georgia for the past one-and-a-half years for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

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Christian home fire-bombed in Iraq
News 03 Dec 2021
Christian home fire-bombed in Iraq

A bomb attack on the home of a Catholic shopkeeper in southern Iraq has been condemned by the head of the country’s largest Church, who has said that such attacks have driven an exodus of Christians.

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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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