Anniversary of the Syrian earthquake
News 29 Feb 2024
Anniversary of the Syrian earthquake

On the first anniversary of the earthquake, a bishop in Aleppo calls for an end to sanctions and appeals to people not to forget the country

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Six religious sisters kidnapped in Haiti
News 01 Feb 2024
Six religious sisters kidnapped in Haiti

ACN stands united with the Pope in urging the immediate and unconditional release of the religious sisters from the Congregation of Saint Anne and calls for an end to the violence plaguing Haiti.

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José Si Esono, the catechist who gave his life for the Faith in Equatorial Guinea
News 01 Feb 2024
José Si Esono, the catechist who gave his life for the Faith in Equatorial Guinea

During a visit to the headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Miguel Angel Nguema Bee of Ebibeyin recounted the moving story of José Si Esono, the first catechist martyred in Equatorial Guinea, whom the local Church would like to see beati...

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No justice for 300 people massacred in Nigeria on Christmas Eve
News 24 Jan 2024
No justice for 300 people massacred in Nigeria on Christmas Eve

Three weeks after extremists murdered more than 300 people, burnt down entire villages, and destroyed food supplies in coordinated attacks in Nigeria’s Plateau State, none of the perpetrators have been held accountable.

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ACN helps Catholic school in Iraq build a new kindergarten class
News 24 Jan 2024
ACN helps Catholic school in Iraq build a new kindergarten class

Thanks to the generosity of Aid to the Church in Need’s benefactors, a growing Catholic school in Erbil was able to open a new kindergarten to accommodate the increasing number of children. Education is vital for the survival of Iraq’s long-suffering Chri...

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Sowing the seeds of the Gospel in the Amazon
News 24 Jan 2024
Sowing the seeds of the Gospel in the Amazon

By evangelizing and assisting the Ticuna indigenous people, the Capuchin friars, with support from Aid to the Church in Need, are helping to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

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ACN welcomes release of priests in Nicaragua, but concerns over lack of religious freedom remain
News 16 Jan 2024
ACN welcomes release of priests in Nicaragua, but concerns over lack of religious freedom remain

Nineteen clerics have been released and expelled from the country, joining dozens of others who faced exile in recent years. Restrictions on religious freedom persist in a nation where four out of nine dioceses now have bishops residing abroad, according...

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Dozens of priests arrested in 2023 as authoritarian regimes crack down on Church
News 11 Jan 2024
Dozens of priests arrested in 2023 as authoritarian regimes crack down on Church

Thirteen priests and one religious brother lost their lives in 2023, with half of the deaths seemingly unrelated to persecution. While arrests increased, kidnappings of clergy decreased compared to 2022, still posing a significant concern, especially in A...

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Fresh aid gives hope for Christians on the breadline
News, Holy Land 11 Jan 2024
Fresh aid gives hope for Christians on the breadline

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has announced a second package of emergency aid for Christians who lost their livelihoods due to the war in Gaza.

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Ninety-seven year old woman sells art to support the persecuted church
News 10 Jan 2024
Ninety-seven year old woman sells art to support the persecuted church

Ninety-seven-year-old benefactor sells religious art to help suffering Christians

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Fulani herders kill nearly 200 Christians at Christmas in central Nigeria
News 08 Jan 2024
Fulani herders kill nearly 200 Christians at Christmas in central Nigeria

In yet another assault by Muslim Fulani bandits on settled communities, Christians find themselves displaced and in despair due to the lack of security and government response.

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ACN to focus on Middle East, Sahel and Latin America in 2024
News 08 Jan 2024
ACN to focus on Middle East, Sahel and Latin America in 2024

Regina Lynch, the Executive President of Aid to the Church in Need, emphasises the concerning rise in religious freedom violations globally. However, she also highlights the positive response to ACN campaigns, such as Red Wednesday and One Million Childre...

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Gaza City: Two dead and seven injured in attacks on Church grounds
News, Holy Land 19 Dec 2023
Gaza City: Two dead and seven injured in attacks on Church grounds

Two women were shot and killed by snipers in the church grounds of the Catholic Holy Family parish in Gaza City on December 16, as reported in a press release by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem sent to the international charity Aid to the Church in Ne...

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Gaza Parish Damaged by Attacks
News, Holy Land 14 Dec 2023
Gaza Parish Damaged by Attacks

As the war persists, the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem has confirmed that Israeli army strikes on buildings near the Church of the Holy Family have caused damage to water tanks, solar panels, cars, and other parts of the parish complex over the past wee...

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Christmas Joy: 45,000 Gifts for Needy Children in Syria and Lebanon
News 14 Dec 2023
Christmas Joy: 45,000 Gifts for Needy Children in Syria and Lebanon

To celebrate Christmas this year, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is providing 45,000 gifts to needy children in Syria and Lebanon. In Syria, 35,000 children and in Lebanon, 10,000 children will receive Christmas presents in the form of urgently needed cl...

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Fighting Political Corruption in Latin America
News 12 Dec 2023
Fighting Political Corruption in Latin America

Supported by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the Academy of Catholic Leaders seeks to equip individuals for undertaking political responsibilities. The year 2023 has left a lasting impact on the future of Latin American politics. The electoral calendar e...

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Red Wednesday Around the World
News 12 Dec 2023
Red Wednesday Around the World

Participants in this year’s events heard testimonies from Nigerian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern bishops, as well as life testimonies by missionaries and victims of persecution. Thousands of people took part in #RedWeek 2023 events in several differen...

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Bishop Cortez Shares Challenges and Triumphs in Peru's Missionary Landscape
News 11 Dec 2023
Bishop Cortez Shares Challenges and Triumphs in Peru's Missionary Landscape

In a discussion with the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Marco Antonio Cortez of the Diocese of Tacna y Moquegua, Peru, addressed projects concerning religious communities and the imperative to reach every corner of a country...

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