Radical Hindus aim to divide and conquer, says Indian bishop
News 12 May 2023
Radical Hindus aim to divide and conquer, says Indian bishop

With inter-religious conflicts in Manipur recently killing over 50 people, an Indian bishop says that the Church is concerned at growing radicalism.

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Colombia: Being the compassionate face of God for migrants
News 11 May 2023
Colombia: Being the compassionate face of God for migrants

Every day hundreds of people arrive at Necoclí beach, in the Colombian Caribbean.

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SIERRA LEONE: Sisters take hope to one of the poorest countries in the world
News 11 May 2023
SIERRA LEONE: Sisters take hope to one of the poorest countries in the world

Sister Gianna has a smile on her face as she speaks about her mission in Kambia, a place with no electricity, or any other basic services.

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Sudan: As fighting erupts, priests stay with their flocks
News 08 May 2023
Sudan: As fighting erupts, priests stay with their flocks

Priests in war-torn Sudan are remaining to tend to their flocks despite the conflict escalating across Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and throughout the Darfur region.

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“Without Christians there will be no peace or harmony in Lebanon”
News 05 May 2023
“Without Christians there will be no peace or harmony in Lebanon”

ACN supports the formation of seminarians all over the world. In Lebanon this is about more than just preparing men to be good priests; it has to do with guaranteeing a peaceful future for the country, and a stable environment for Christians to thrive.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: A priest in prison
News 03 May 2023
Democratic Republic of Congo: A priest in prison

In the extreme conditions of the Congolese prison system, a priest is struggling to protect inmates from hunger and despair. ACN reports from the central prison in Bukavu on the work of the Church among these otherwise abandoned people.

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ICELAND: Sister Selestina drives for hours to meet Catholics, to keep them from falling away from the Church
News 27 Apr 2023
ICELAND: Sister Selestina drives for hours to meet Catholics, to keep them from falling away from the Church

Nominally, the vast majority of Icelanders belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland.

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Syria: Successors to kidnapped bishops live in hope
News 26 Apr 2023
Syria: Successors to kidnapped bishops live in hope

Ephrem Maalouli & Archbishop Boutros Kassis, who lead the Greek Orthodox and Syriac Orthodox communities in Aleppo, insist that Christians live in hope & continue to feel the presence of their two predecessors who were abducted by Islamist militants.

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Sudan: “We can’t leave the house, and there is lack of water, electricity and food” - ACN asks for prayers
News 24 Apr 2023
Sudan: “We can’t leave the house, and there is lack of water, electricity and food” - ACN asks for prayers

On Saturday fighting broke out between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a legalised paramilitary group.

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Venezuela: Despite difficulties, the Church is alive, united and joyful
News 21 Apr 2023
Venezuela: Despite difficulties, the Church is alive, united and joyful

“Venezuela has become a country of contradictions. Despite the economic and social crisis, there have been recent openings of casinos and luxury car dealerships”, says Luis Vildoso, head of projects for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), in the country.

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Pakistan: Problem of abduction of Christian girls grows worse every day
News 20 Apr 2023
Pakistan: Problem of abduction of Christian girls grows worse every day

The Head of the Justice Commission sees little progress in religious freedom.

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“Ukrainians wish for peace, and the Church is praying with them for freedom”
News, Ukraine News 19 Apr 2023
“Ukrainians wish for peace, and the Church is praying with them for freedom”

Magda Kaczmarek has been with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) for 32 years and is head of projects in Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria and the Balkan countries. These are mostly countries where Catholics are a minority.

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A dark Holy Week in Nigeria, as Fulani herdsmen slaughter dozens of IDPs
News 12 Apr 2023
A dark Holy Week in Nigeria, as Fulani herdsmen slaughter dozens of IDPs

The latest case of violence carried out against mostly Christian farmers in central Nigeria left at least 35 dead in Africa's most populous country.

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Churches in the Holy Land warn of rise in anti-Christian incidents
News 12 Apr 2023
Churches in the Holy Land warn of rise in anti-Christian incidents

Attacks on churches, schools, and cemeteries are worrying the Christians of the Holy Land.

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RWANDA: Forgiveness is a power given by God
News 05 Apr 2023
RWANDA: Forgiveness is a power given by God

How the Church is helping to re-integrate those imprisoned for genocide against the Tutsis.

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Papua New Guinea: “People suffer greatly in the jungle, they have nothing”, says young priest
News 03 Apr 2023
Papua New Guinea: “People suffer greatly in the jungle, they have nothing”, says young priest

“Papua New Guinea is a distant and mostly forgotten country”, Father Martín Prado, from Argentina, told ACN during a recent visit to the foundation’s headquarters in Germany.

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“We want to be treated as Iraqi citizens, because we are people of this country”
News 30 Mar 2023
“We want to be treated as Iraqi citizens, because we are people of this country”

Twenty years after the fall of the regime led by Saddam Hussein, Christians in Iraq continue to fight for the right to be treated as equal citizens and to live their faith free from persecution. Pope Francis’ visit was a landmark of hope in this pursuit.

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