Campaigns, Feature Stories

Children pray for peace in the world 2017

14 Oct , 2017  

On 18 October: “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” – October is the month of the Holy Rosary in the Catholic Church. This year, the prayer campaign is dedicated to the children in Syria, the innocent victims of a never-ending war. The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is calling […]

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News

Iraqi Christians’ future threatened by referendum crisis

4 Oct , 2017  

Church leaders in northern Iraq have issued a stark warning that the crisis triggered by last week’s Kurdistan independence referendum could endanger the region’s Christian presence. Following the referendum, which could see the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) area seceding from northern Iraq, five senior Catholic and Orthodox bishops issued a statement appealing to the international […]

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Feature Stories, News

Conference in Rome about Iraqi Christians’ right to return

27 Sep , 2017  

The Pontifical Foundation ACN brings together leading representatives of the Vatican and the Iraqi Christian community to claim their universal right to return to the Nineveh Plains.   On Thursday, September 28 at 9 a.m., the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will host a conference “Return to the Roots – the […]

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PALO ARCHBISHOP THANKS ACN BENEFACTORS FOR YOLANDA AID

19 Sep , 2017  

“They have hearts full of the love of God.”   This was how Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du described the global community of ACN donors who gathered at Fatima for the re-consecration of the charity organization.   Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du was one of only seven representatives who presented testimonies about the sufferings, needs, […]

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Fr. Soganub: “I continue to believe in inter-religious dialogue”

17 Sep , 2017  

Updated: 18 September, 9 p.m. A smiling Fr. Teresito “Chito” Soganub was presented this afternoon during a press briefing by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The priest was immediately excused by defense officials. However, before his exit, Fr. Soganub was allowed to give a short statement where he asked for prayers for a […]

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Celebrations mark return of Iraqi Christians to Nineveh

15 Sep , 2017  

About 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages. In Qaraqosh (Baghdeda), the largest of Nineveh’s Christian towns, priests and people holding olive branches processed through the streets chanting hymns in Aramaic, the language […]

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News, Press Conference

Fatima: ” The risk of “new powers and serious wars”

15 Sep , 2017  

The risk of “new powers and serious wars” was underlined yesterday afternoon, 12 September, by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary of the Holy See, during a press conference at the Cova da Iria, held to mark the beginning of the international pilgrimage to Fátima of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid […]

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Feature Stories

When God touched the heart of a persecutor of Christians

13 Sep , 2017  

It is not unusual for the various national offices of the international Catholic pastoral charity and Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to invite individual speakers to give talks and personal testimonies on the topic of religious freedom. So it was that on 6 August – the Day of Prayer for Persecuted […]

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News

CUBA: “Archbishop, the chapel may have collapsed, but not the Church.”

12 Sep , 2017  

In a message to ACN, Archbishop Wilfredo Pino Estevez of Camagüey tells of his visit to the most badly damaged areas of his diocese. According to the local municipal emergency services, Hurricane Irma lashed the town of Esmeralda in the eastern province of Camaguey for a full nine hours, with winds in excess of 250 […]

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Christian refugee children must recite Islamic prayers before receiving food

7 Sep , 2017  

Christian children in Sudan’s refugee camps are not receiving food unless they say Islamic prayers, according to reports received by sources close to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. A contact, who asked to remain anonymous for security reasons, described how Christian refugees from South Sudan are “in a terrible situation” in refugee […]

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