Catholic leader in Ukraine calls for end of "idolatry of violence”
News 08 Feb 2022
Catholic leader in Ukraine calls for end of "idolatry of violence”

Despite difficulties and hardship, the Church promises not to abandon its faithful, whatever might happen, just as it stayed with them in Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine.

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Haiti’s bishops make urgent appeal for unity
News 07 Feb 2022
Haiti’s bishops make urgent appeal for unity

The Bishops’ Conference of Haiti has released a statement calling on political actors and armed gangs to prevent the country from falling into chaos.

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Ukrainian Church sees poor through God's eyes
News 07 Feb 2022
Ukrainian Church sees poor through God's eyes

Out of necessity, Viktor breaks up his floor. Now that he and his wife have no steady work, due to the war in Ukraine, he and his sons Wasiliej and Kola proceed to saw the planks into pieces for the stove to heat the house.

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ACN presents three testimonies to the suffering of Christians during the “Night of Witness” in France
News 04 Feb 2022
ACN presents three testimonies to the suffering of Christians during the “Night of Witness” in France

Thousands of people took part, either in person or virtually, in the Night of Witness, a series of events on the theme of persecuted Christians organised by the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (A...

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Tributes to Christian man killed in Peshawar
News 01 Feb 2022
Tributes to Christian man killed in Peshawar

Tributes have been paid to a Christian minister who was killed Sunday 30th January in Pakistan after dedicating his life to persecuted and other suffering Christians.

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Mozambique fears the worst as tropical storm batters the country
News 31 Jan 2022
Mozambique fears the worst as tropical storm batters the country

The conflict-torn north, where hundreds of thousands of people are living in makeshift camps, is one of the areas that is being hit the hardest.

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ACN calls for a prayer day for Myanmar on February 1
Media releases 27 Jan 2022
ACN calls for a prayer day for Myanmar on February 1

February 1 marks the first anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar.

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In one of the poorest regions of Lebanon, the Church sustains the soul and the body
News 27 Jan 2022
In one of the poorest regions of Lebanon, the Church sustains the soul and the body

Nohada lives alone in her one-room home in Addousiyyeh, in Lebanon, near the Mediterranean coast. A widow, her only son moved abroad years ago and she survives largely with the help of her neighbour Mariam, who happens to be the only Muslim in the village...

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Iraqi Christians eye new year with hope and trepidation
News 24 Jan 2022
Iraqi Christians eye new year with hope and trepidation

The life of Christians on Iraq’s Nineveh Plains remains precarious, even though much progress has been made in the wake of the ouster of ISIS from the region and the restoration and rebuilding of Christian homes as well as churches and church properties.

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Lebanon: economic crisis threatens survival of Catholic hospital
News 21 Jan 2022
Lebanon: economic crisis threatens survival of Catholic hospital

The Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross is a Catholic non-profit facility in Beirut that the economic crisis has brought to the verge of collapse.

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Mozambique: The cross with a broken Christ
News 21 Jan 2022
Mozambique: The cross with a broken Christ

The crucifix in Pemba diocese before which the refugees from the violence pray.

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“Violence against Christian women is a weapon in the war against religious minorities”
News 20 Jan 2022
“Violence against Christian women is a weapon in the war against religious minorities”

Co-author of ACN case study describes an increase in the number of attacks.

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Catholic bishops of Kazakhstan request prayers for peace in the country
News 13 Jan 2022
Catholic bishops of Kazakhstan request prayers for peace in the country

The number of Catholics in the country is very small (one percent), but the bishops of Kazakhstan addressed various messages to the people so that - with the help of God – the current difficulties will be resolved and peace and harmony return to the count...

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“Be quiet so that God may defend you” – testimony to ACN from the Colombian religious sister kidnapped in Mali
News 10 Jan 2022
“Be quiet so that God may defend you” – testimony to ACN from the Colombian religious sister kidnapped in Mali

In an interview with the Colombian branch of the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need, Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez, released last October in Mali, spoke about her missionary work, her captivity and her appeal to be a living witness. Here is a...

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Gratitude and concern in the service of persecuted Christians
News 10 Jan 2022
Gratitude and concern in the service of persecuted Christians

For Aid to the Church in Need, two sentiments predominate as ACN looks back on the past year.

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Report: violence against Christians is on the rise across India
News 21 Dec 2021
Report: violence against Christians is on the rise across India

"Christians suffered 305 incidents of violence in the past nine months this year," said a fact-finding report released Oct. 21 in New Delhi.

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Bishops: ‘Christian presence in Holy Land facing extreme threat’
News 20 Dec 2021
Bishops: ‘Christian presence in Holy Land facing extreme threat’

Bishops in Jerusalem have warned that the existence of Christianity in the Holy Land is threatened by “a systematic attempt” to drive the community out.

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Christians in India seek protection from Hindutva government
News 16 Dec 2021
Christians in India seek protection from Hindutva government

Following a mob attack by right-wing extremists on a Catholic school, a leading cleric has said that Indian Christians will never be safe under Prime Minister Modi’s government.

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