Manipur: “If the Government does not intervene, this could go on for months”
News 26 Sep 2023
Manipur: “If the Government does not intervene, this could go on for months”

The Archbishop of Imphal, in Manipur, India, says that violence is still taking place in the state and misses the lack of sufficient response from the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv: Drone attacks on Caritas warehouse strike the most needy
News 25 Sep 2023
Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv: Drone attacks on Caritas warehouse strike the most needy

The Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Lemberg), Bishop Edward Kawa, has described the drone attacks on the west Ukrainian city of Lviv, in the early hours of 19 September, as "an attack on the poorest and most needy.”

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Mozambique: Terrorists kill 11 Christians in attack in the province of Cabo Delgado
News 22 Sep 2023
Mozambique: Terrorists kill 11 Christians in attack in the province of Cabo Delgado

A local missionary says Christians were separated from their Muslim neighbours and slaughtered in cold blood.

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Syrian Patriarch: Despite all the difficulties, it has been "a time of great grace"
News 21 Sep 2023
Syrian Patriarch: Despite all the difficulties, it has been "a time of great grace"

Patriarch Youssef Absi, of the Melkite Catholic Church, thanks ACN for the support it has given to Christians in Lebanon and Syria, but says that there will be no stability in the Middle East without justice for Palestine.

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Chad: a “small flock” of Christians in the desert
News 20 Sep 2023
Chad: a “small flock” of Christians in the desert

Interview with Bishop Philippe Abbo Chen, the first native head of the Apostolic Vicariate of Mongo, in eastern Chad.

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“Thanks to this scholarship I can stay and help build the future of Iraq”
News 15 Sep 2023
“Thanks to this scholarship I can stay and help build the future of Iraq”

When Basma Adwar had the privilege of meeting with the Pope last June, all she could do was thank him for the scholarship that bears his name and that, thanks to ACN, has allowed her to go to university.

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One million children praying the Rosary can change the world
News 15 Sep 2023
One million children praying the Rosary can change the world

The role of angels in Christian life is at the centre of this year’s prayer campaign

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Pope in Mongolia brings encouragement to all Catholics in Central Asia
News 12 Sep 2023
Pope in Mongolia brings encouragement to all Catholics in Central Asia

The leader of the Catholic Church in Kyrgyzstan was in Mongolia, where Pope Francis said that the littleness of the local churches is not a limitation, but a resource for the universal Church.

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A seminarian brutally murdered and another kidnapped in Nigeria
News 11 Sep 2023
A seminarian brutally murdered and another kidnapped in Nigeria

ACN International denounces the latest attack on the Catholic Church in Nigeria, in which a seminarian was burned to death in the diocese of Kafanchan, as well as the kidnapping of another seminarian in southern Kaduna.

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Kidnapped priest and seminarian released after three weeks’ captivity in Nigeria
News 07 Sep 2023
Kidnapped priest and seminarian released after three weeks’ captivity in Nigeria

A total of 13 clergymen have been kidnapped in Nigeria since the beginning of 2023, fortunately, all were later released.

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Mozambique: 40 years later, religious sisters are back in Dómuè
News 07 Sep 2023
Mozambique: 40 years later, religious sisters are back in Dómuè

When the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate arrived in Dómuè they were received with great celebration. After 40 years, the Church once again has female faces in this huge parish, located in northeast Mozambique.

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Pakistan: Parishioners gather for Mass outside their torched church
News 23 Aug 2023
Pakistan: Parishioners gather for Mass outside their torched church

There were tears of sadness and fear in Pakistan on Sunday (20th August) as a crowd of 700 attended Mass outside their burnt-out church following one of the country’s worst outbreaks of persecution in a generation.

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Nigeria: Killings of Christians “going on and on” with no arrests made
News 21 Aug 2023
Nigeria: Killings of Christians “going on and on” with no arrests made

After 21 Christians were killed and more than 10 critically injured by Fulani militants in Plateau State, Nigeria last week, local sources said similar attacks are becoming more common, and perpetrators are rarely held to account.

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Young Syrians and Lebanese recreate the spirit of WYD Lisbon in their own countries
News 21 Aug 2023
Young Syrians and Lebanese recreate the spirit of WYD Lisbon in their own countries

Prayer, processions, adoration, catechism, but also plenty of fun was the order of the day as thousands of young Christians gathered in Syria and in Lebanon, physically distant, but emotionally united to the multitude who were in Lisbon with Pope Francis.

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Pakistan: 1,000 frightened and homeless Christians forced to sleep rough
News 21 Aug 2023
Pakistan: 1,000 frightened and homeless Christians forced to sleep rough

Nearly 1,000 panic-stricken Christians in Pakistan spent the night in sugar cane fields, having narrowly escaped rampaging mobs who set about targeting their homes, destroying everything down to the last lightbulb.

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Pakistan: Mass exodus as mobs burn churches and homes
News 17 Aug 2023
Pakistan: Mass exodus as mobs burn churches and homes

Up to 15 church buildings have been attacked and hundreds of Christian homes destroyed after extremists went on a rampage in Pakistan.

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Rescuing “evil” children from death in Ghana
News 16 Aug 2023
Rescuing “evil” children from death in Ghana

In some parts of Africa, children who are born with disabilities are considered evil and often killed.

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India: Manipur Archbishop - Pray for an end to the suffering
News 16 Aug 2023
India: Manipur Archbishop - Pray for an end to the suffering

A Catholic archbishop in northeast India, who has seen his diocese at the centre of a wave of deadly attacks, has issued an urgent appeal for prayers “to transform the minds of the people who are led by hatred and religious violence.”

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