Kidnapping of Fr Whatner Aupont highlights Haitian crisis
News 09 May 2022
Kidnapping of Fr Whatner Aupont highlights Haitian crisis

A wave of unrest and kidnappings is causing a breakdown of national life in Haiti according to Mons Launay Saturné, Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien.

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Pakistan: “I spent eight years on death row after being falsely accused of blasphemy”
News 05 May 2022
Pakistan: “I spent eight years on death row after being falsely accused of blasphemy”

In July 2013, Shagufta and Shafqat Emmanuel, a Catholic couple in Mian Channu, a small town 155 miles south of Lahore, Pakistan, were arrested on false charges of blasphemy.

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Ukraine: “The Church has opened its doors to everyone”
News, Ukraine News 04 May 2022
Ukraine: “The Church has opened its doors to everyone”

The project manager for Ukraine ACN reports on the solidarity visit to the war zone.

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“As long as there are believers in Kharkiv, I will remain with them” says bishop
News, Ukraine News 02 May 2022
“As long as there are believers in Kharkiv, I will remain with them” says bishop

Mgr. Pavlo Honcharuk, Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhya, tells ACN about the situation in Ukraine’s second-largest city.

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School of hope and recovery
News 29 Apr 2022
School of hope and recovery

IRAQ’S Christians will pass a momentous milestone on the way toward recovery from genocide by a community of Sisters officially opening their long-awaited school.

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Church stems Christian exodus from Lebanon by helping Catholic schools
News 28 Apr 2022
Church stems Christian exodus from Lebanon by helping Catholic schools

Lebanon is a unique country in the Middle East because it is based on a civil constitution, where freedom of conscience and expression are respected.

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Sri Lanka victims of Easter bombings ask the Pope to help them uncover the truth
News 27 Apr 2022
Sri Lanka victims of Easter bombings ask the Pope to help them uncover the truth

The Holy Father has asked the authorities of Sri Lanka for the truth about the Easter Sunday bombings of 2019.

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Batnaya’s Resurrection Day
News 26 Apr 2022
Batnaya’s Resurrection Day

One Christian community in Iraq had added cause for rejoicing this Easter when their church opened for services for the first time since the building was desecrated by Daesh (ISIS) militants nearly eight years ago.

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A priest in Kyiv: Mission in times of war
News, Ukraine News 22 Apr 2022
A priest in Kyiv: Mission in times of war

ACN has been sending almost a million AUD in Mass stipends to support priests in Ukraine who continue to serve a war-weary and frightened people. Almost 1,900 Catholic priests are receiving these stipends, all over the country.

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ACN Starts Second Phase Of Ukraine Aid
News, Media releases 20 Apr 2022
ACN Starts Second Phase Of Ukraine Aid

Aid to the Church in Need will continue to provide aid to the people of Ukraine.

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UKRAINE: from contemplative silence to hosting and helping refugees
News, Ukraine News 19 Apr 2022
UKRAINE: from contemplative silence to hosting and helping refugees

ACN has just approved an emergency relief package for Latin Rite female congregations involved in charity work in the Archdiocese of Lviv, such as the Benedictines of Solonka, who opened the doors of their contemplative monastery to refugees.

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Interview with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka: The Unanswered Questions
News 19 Apr 2022
Interview with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka: The Unanswered Questions

After three years and at a cost of 2.5 million dollars, the government of Sri Lanka published an 88-volume report on the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings.

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ACN starts second phase of Ukraine aid
News 12 Apr 2022
ACN starts second phase of Ukraine aid

As the military invasion of Ukraine has reached its 46th day, the Pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has begun the second phase of its emergency aid package to the country.

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The Carmelite missionary sisters in Burundi – “mothers” of reconciliation
News 11 Apr 2022
The Carmelite missionary sisters in Burundi – “mothers” of reconciliation

Burundi, one of the smallest countries in Africa, has been going through a social and political crisis that erupted in 2015.

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“What ACN is doing for the Lebanese is truly great" says Patriarch
News 07 Apr 2022
“What ACN is doing for the Lebanese is truly great" says Patriarch

The Patriarch of the largest Christian Church in Lebanon expresses his most heartfelt gratitude to all the benefactors who make the work of ACN in this country possible. 

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Ukraine: Sisters of Saint Joseph: Our convents have become refugee centres
News, Ukraine News 06 Apr 2022
Ukraine: Sisters of Saint Joseph: Our convents have become refugee centres

Millions of people have had to flee their homes to save themselves and their children, abandoning the regions of the east and south of Ukraine, and heading west.

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New bishop in South Sudan: “We must get back on our feet and give hope to the people”
News 05 Apr 2022
New bishop in South Sudan: “We must get back on our feet and give hope to the people”

On 25 March, in the Cathedral of Rumbek, South Sudan, Italian missionary Christian Carlassare was ordained bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, a position that had been vacant for 10 years.

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Bishop of Odessa: “In this war both peoples are victims”
News, Ukraine News 01 Apr 2022
Bishop of Odessa: “In this war both peoples are victims”

The bishop took part in an online conference at the international headquarters of ACN.

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