In Memoriam of Dr Emad Yaqoub Qeryaqos
Uncategorised 05 Feb 2021
In Memoriam of Dr Emad Yaqoub Qeryaqos

ACN farewells a faithful project partner.

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Cuba: Catholics call for renewal of this communist country
News 02 Feb 2021
Cuba: Catholics call for renewal of this communist country

“It is time to return to God.” Hundreds of Cuban Catholics, priests and lay alike, see their country in a state of profound crisis and are hoping for a national dialogue that will lead to political changes.

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Media Release - Covid-19 Spiritual bouquet
Media releases 01 Feb 2021
Media Release - Covid-19 Spiritual bouquet

National Prayer Campaign Breaks New Record - Over 2000 Masses have been arranged to pray for the multitude of needs surrounding the COVID-19 situation, in turn, helping poor priests to survive.

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Syria: “Please don’t forget us”
Uncategorised 29 Jan 2021
Syria: “Please don’t forget us”

Coronavirus is causing the west to forget the people of Syria who are still in desperate need of healing after almost a decade of conflict – according to a nun who has risked her life to provide urgent aid.

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NIGERIAN HARDSHIPS: “Our priests, nuns and catechists are not for sale”
News 29 Jan 2021
NIGERIAN HARDSHIPS: “Our priests, nuns and catechists are not for sale”

A series of kidnappings and acts of violence against priests and religious in Nigeria are of particular concern to Catholics in the country.

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In Egypt, Christmas season saw violent attacks on Christians
News 29 Jan 2021
In Egypt, Christmas season saw violent attacks on Christians

Egypt is home to the largest Christian community in the Arab world - the Coptic Church. Reaching back to the very beginnings of Christianity and to the Apostle Mark, there are today about 8 million Copts in Egypt. But in a politically deeply divided count...

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Ethiopia: Rising violence causes hundreds of deaths in Tigray
News 29 Jan 2021
Ethiopia: Rising violence causes hundreds of deaths in Tigray

“The situation in northern Ethiopia is alarming. Communication is very precarious and for almost three weeks the region has been totally isolated from the rest of the world. No internet or telephone. But the news we get from those who have been able to vi...

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Lebanon: Despite the crisis, the Church will not abandon the refugees and the needy
News 20 Jan 2021
Lebanon: Despite the crisis, the Church will not abandon the refugees and the needy

Lebanon is the country that has taken in the highest number of refugees in the world, in proportion to its own population.

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Pakistani Catholic family fights against forced conversion of their daughter
Uncategorised 19 Jan 2021
Pakistani Catholic family fights against forced conversion of their daughter

One of the biggest stories in Pakistan in 2020 was that of Arzoo Raja, a 13-year-old Catholic resident of Railway Colony in the southern Pakistani city Karachi, who was allegedly abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married to her 44-year-old Muslim...

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Reflection on Christmas 2020
News 15 Jan 2021
Reflection on Christmas 2020

By Fr. Ignatius Nyan Htoo

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Bishop Oswaldo Azuaje’s last plea: “Peace And justice for Venezuela”
News 14 Jan 2021
Bishop Oswaldo Azuaje’s last plea: “Peace And justice for Venezuela”

In memory of the first Venezuelan bishop to fall victim of COVID-19.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: “We have been on the Via Dolorosa for years”
News 14 Jan 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo: “We have been on the Via Dolorosa for years”

Following bloody massacres, the Bishop of Beni appeals to the international community through Aid to the Church in Need.

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The hopes of the Christians of Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) for the papal visit to Iraq in March
News 13 Jan 2021
The hopes of the Christians of Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) for the papal visit to Iraq in March

Pope Francis is due to visit Iraq from 5 – 8 March this year.

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BRAZIL: “Your donations are saving lives”
News 11 Jan 2021
BRAZIL: “Your donations are saving lives”

"Without you, we could do nothing. You are the arms of God’s providence, who loves them through us. You make a material donation, and God gives you the joy of knowing that you are useful, today and in the future. And He will grant you Paradise.” 

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Lebanon: "Hope is our daily bread"
Uncategorised 11 Jan 2021
Lebanon: "Hope is our daily bread"

An interview with the parish priest at the Maronite Catholic cathedral in Beirut.

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Central African Republic: Bishop of Bangassou asks for prayers of peace for his people
News 11 Jan 2021
Central African Republic: Bishop of Bangassou asks for prayers of peace for his people

Happy New Year! These are words we commonly hear at this time of year. And they were also the first words addressed by Bishop Juan José Aguirre of Bangassou to all at the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church...

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ACN takes stock of the situation of Christians around the world during 2020: Many dark shadows and a few glimmers of light
News 11 Jan 2021
ACN takes stock of the situation of Christians around the world during 2020: Many dark shadows and a few glimmers of light

Coronavirus, terrorism and war – and once again a growing level of persecution.

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Egypt: I feel pity for the perpetrators
News 11 Jan 2021
Egypt: I feel pity for the perpetrators

A survivor looks back ten years after the attack on Coptic Christians.

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