New Pastoral Centre is a sign of hope for a better future in Iraq
News 03 Aug 2023
New Pastoral Centre is a sign of hope for a better future in Iraq

Almost exactly nine years after hundreds of thousands of Christians were forced to flee from their homes due to the occupation of their lands by ISIS, efforts continue to rebuild lives and infrastructure.

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DR Congo: Material needs affect the formation of seminarians in Kasongo
News 02 Aug 2023
DR Congo: Material needs affect the formation of seminarians in Kasongo

Just over 60 young men are currently undergoing formation in the propaedeutic Abbot Kaumo seminary of Kasongo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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"Burning for the Kingdom of God"
News 01 Aug 2023
"Burning for the Kingdom of God"

Interview with the new Ecclesiastical Assistant of Aid to the Church in Need.

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NIGERIA: Christians are challenged to gain political power
News 31 Jul 2023
NIGERIA: Christians are challenged to gain political power

Bishop Matthew Kukah, 70, has led the Diocese of Sokoto in northern Nigeria since 2011. He is an outspoken critic of his country’s government for its failure to curb a culture of violence and protect Christians from deadly attacks.

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Syrian Archbishops and ACN to Undersecretary of State Alfredo Mantovano: honour the memory of Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio by relaxing economic sanctions
News 28 Jul 2023
Syrian Archbishops and ACN to Undersecretary of State Alfredo Mantovano: honour the memory of Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio by relaxing economic sanctions

On July 24, His Excellency Jacques Mourad, Syriac Archbishop of Homs, in Syria, with the president & the director of ACN Italy, Sandra Sarti & Alessandro Monteduro, met with Alfredo Mantovano, Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Mi...

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Many Christians have fled Sudan, those who remain face difficulties, says missionary
News 27 Jul 2023
Many Christians have fled Sudan, those who remain face difficulties, says missionary

Many of the Christians who lived in Sudan have fled the country or at least escaped the cities that are engulfed in violence, says a Spanish Comboni missionary who has worked for years in Sudan, in an interview with ACN.

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PORTUGAL: ACN initiatives at WYD in Lisbon highlighting Christian persecution
News 27 Jul 2023
PORTUGAL: ACN initiatives at WYD in Lisbon highlighting Christian persecution

During the six days of World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, ACN will be carrying out a number of initiatives aimed at raising awareness of Christian persecution around the world and mobilising people to be active in defence of the suffering Church.

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Ukraine: Diocese providing vital aid to those traumatised by war
News 25 Jul 2023
Ukraine: Diocese providing vital aid to those traumatised by war

A bishop from western Ukraine has told ACN about his struggle to help the 400,000 war-scarred people who have flooded into his region since Russia's full-scale invasion began, in February 2022.

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DR Congo: LAY ACTIVISM – an essential feature of one of the liveliest Churches in Africa
News 25 Jul 2023
DR Congo: LAY ACTIVISM – an essential feature of one of the liveliest Churches in Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has one of the liveliest Churches in Africa, with 4,602 priests ministering in 1,500 parishes and 11,000 religious supporting their pastoral and social work.

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India: Anti-Christian violence continues to rage in Manipur
News 20 Jul 2023
India: Anti-Christian violence continues to rage in Manipur

Even leaders of the Hindu nationalist party are beginning to accuse the BJP of complicity in what has become a generalised attack on Christians. ACN continues to monitor the situation closely.

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Iraq: The Bells Toll Again
News 19 Jul 2023
Iraq: The Bells Toll Again

Interview with Ehab and Athraa - A couple from Iraq

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ACN helps Syrian and Lebanese young people experience the joy of World Youth Day (WYD)
News 18 Jul 2023
ACN helps Syrian and Lebanese young people experience the joy of World Youth Day (WYD)

With financial and logistical difficulties making it almost impossible for most Lebanese and Syrian Christians to go to Lisbon for WYD, local initiatives are underway to provide participants with as close an experience as possible.

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Patriarch Sako leaves Baghdad in response to Iraqi president
News 17 Jul 2023
Patriarch Sako leaves Baghdad in response to Iraqi president

His Eminence Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch and the leader of the Chaldean Church, has publicly announced his decision to “withdraw from the patriarchal seat in Baghdad, and go to one of the monasteries in Iraqi Kurdistan."

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Pakistan - Tabitha: My new life
News 14 Jul 2023
Pakistan - Tabitha: My new life

Christian nurse tells of escape from her torturers.

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Ukraine: Donetsk bishop confirms kidnapped priests still missing
News 13 Jul 2023
Ukraine: Donetsk bishop confirms kidnapped priests still missing

The Auxiliary Bishop of the Exarchate of Donetsk, Maksym Ryabukha SDB, travels around to visit each and every person in his war-torn diocese. He asks for prayers, especially those whom he is unable to meet in person due to occupation or kidnapping.

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ACN increases aid for children and young people in crisis countries
News 10 Jul 2023
ACN increases aid for children and young people in crisis countries

This summer ACN will support almost 400 camps and gatherings. Most of this financial assistance will go to Lebanon and Syria.

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Kherson: A story of resistance against fear and despair
News 06 Jul 2023
Kherson: A story of resistance against fear and despair

Russian troops occupied the city of Kherson, in southern Ukraine, at the beginning of March 2022. Nine months later a Ukrainian counteroffensive forced the Russians to retreat from the region of Kherson in early November.

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Looking for leaders to help rebuild the Church in Iraq
News 04 Jul 2023
Looking for leaders to help rebuild the Church in Iraq

A gathering of almost two thousand young Christians in Iraq provides hope for the future and encourages the new generations to stay and invest in their country and in their community. ACN helped make this project a reality.

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