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Fourth Filipino Priest Shot in the Philippines

11 Jun , 2018  

A Catholic priest, who was a known defender of the faith against a local sect, was killed after he was shot in Nueva Ecija, a province 160 kilometers north of the capital, Manila. According to police authorities, Rev. Fr. Richmond Nilo, Ed.D, 43 years old, and parish priest of St. Vincent Ferrer, was gunned down […]

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A picture of helplessness on the Venezuelan frontier

8 Jun , 2018  

Since the recent controversial presidential elections in Venezuela (in which President Maduro was re-elected in a manner deemed fraudulent by his opponents), the flood of migrants seeking better prospects in other nations has continued to grow, creating an emergency in which thousands of Venezuelans are in need of help as they attempt to cross the […]

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Wartime in Aleppo: ‘many days were like living in a movie’

8 Jun , 2018  

Jad Abed is a 10-year-old Syriac Orthodox boy living in Aleppo, Syria. He is in fifth grade. In this interview, he reflects on his life in the city that saw some of the most intense fighting in his country’s civil war. Though normal life is slowly resuming, for Jad the pain of suffering and deprivation […]

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The Good Samaritans of the Valley of the Christians in Syria

6 Jun , 2018  

Mzeina Hospital is situated in the small town of the same name, one of several that make up the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara in Arabic), a rural region of Syria, close to the frontier with Lebanon and roughly halfway between the city of Homs and the Mediterranean coast. “The hospital has been open […]

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In Pakistan, God shines a light into Catholic girl’s fearful existence

31 May , 2018  

Dolly Sarwar Bhatti is an 11-years old Catholic girl. She is a fifth-grader in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and her place of birth. In this interview to the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, Dolly speaks of the everyday concerns of a young Christian girl from a poor family, living in a country […]

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INDONESIA – after the most recent attacks: “Terrorism will strengthen moderate Islam”

31 May , 2018  

On 13 May this year radical Islam struck once again in Indonesia. There was great anguish and distress following the attacks perpetrated on three Christian churches of different denominations in Surabaya, the second largest city in the country. Maria Lozano, of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need […]

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Bangui, wounded, and in need of heroes

25 May , 2018  

At the most difficult moments heroes arise, and I do not doubt that these heroes exist here too in the Central African Republic, willing to rise up as one and say ‘no’ to violence, ‘no’ to barbarity, ‘no’ to destruction of their own selves. This was the appeal addressed by Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of […]

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The Bishop of Makurdi speaks about the massacres of Christians in Nigeria: “There is a plan to Islamise the Christian areas.”

22 May , 2018  

“There is a clear agenda, a plan to Islamise all the areas that are currently predominantly Christian in the so-called Middle Belt of Nigeria.” This was the statement made by Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of the diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria, who was speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in […]

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Patriarch Sako on the donated Lamborghini: “We thank Pope Francis for the fatherly gesture”

18 May , 2018  

EVEN MORE CHRISTIANS TO RETURN TO NINEVEH “We are very grateful to Pope Francis for making this fatherly gesture. The pontifex is the father of the whole church and thinks of everyone, particularly those who are suffering as greatly as we are.” This is how the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon, Louis Raphaël I. Sako, […]

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Over 700.000 € in the auction of the LAMBORGHINI donated to Pope Francis

18 May , 2018  

ACN: The gesture of the Holy Father fortifies the hope of the Christians of Iraq The Lamborghini, donated last November by the car company to Pope Francis, was sold at auction in Sotheby’s, Monaco for 715,000 euros last Saturday. The proceeds from the sale will be directly handed over to the Holy Father, who has […]