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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After 11 years, Imran finally walks free
News 16 Dec 2020
After 11 years, Imran finally walks free

A Christian man in Pakistan will at last walk out of prison a free man – after the court acquitted him in a case that spanned more than 11 years with nearly 70 adjournments.

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Thank you Mass in Aleppo for ACN benefactors
News 16 Dec 2020
Thank you Mass in Aleppo for ACN benefactors

“Your support makes the families stay in the country,” states the Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo.

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Pakistani Catholic family prays for canonization of martyred son
News 15 Dec 2020
Pakistani Catholic family prays for canonization of martyred son

Naz Bano has been praying since 2016 for momentum in the movement to seek sainthood for her 20-year-old son, Akash Bashir, who was killed while preventing a suicide bomber from entering the crowded St. John’s Catholic Church.

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Syria: Mons. Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh was a fighter for hope
News 10 Dec 2020
Syria: Mons. Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh was a fighter for hope

The death of the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Homs.

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Statement of the international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) on the incarceration of 83-year-old Jesuit priest Fr Stan Swamy
News 10 Dec 2020
Statement of the international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) on the incarceration of 83-year-old Jesuit priest Fr Stan Swamy

The executive president of ACN International, Dr Thomas Heine-Geldern, has released the following statement:

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Iraq Church welcomes 2021 papal visit
News 08 Dec 2020
Iraq Church welcomes 2021 papal visit

Iraq’s Christians have welcomed news that Pope Francis is set to go to Iraq next Spring – the first time any pontiff will have visited the country.

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MALI : The blessing of the great silence
News 07 Dec 2020
MALI : The blessing of the great silence

After two years living as a captive in the desert, somewhere between Niger and Mali, the Italian missionary Father Pierluigi Maccalli , who was received by the Pope on 9 November 2020, recalled his first impressions in an interview conducted by the SMA Me...

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