Post by: Aid to the Church in Need Philippines

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“We want and we need peace. Please pray for us!”, an appeal from Syria by Archbishop Jean-Abdo Arbach.

18 Apr , 2018  

The Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Homs, Mons. Jean-Arbach, has issued a message tinged with weariness and sadness at the current situation in Syria, after seven years of war and the most recent events. “People cannot take any more”, he says. “They simply want to live an ordinary life, to sleep peacefully in their beds and […]

Interview

Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville: “I go seven days a week to the market”

16 Apr , 2018  

Despite the disastrous Marxist influence up until 1992 and the recent proliferation of Protestant sects, the Catholic Church in Congo-Brazzaville is recovering some lost ground. During the visit of an ACN delegation to the diocese of Dolisie, established in 2013, Msgr. Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou assessed the current situation in the country, and his way of […]

Interview

“In India, the Church serves all, fighting discrimination on all fronts”

12 Apr , 2018  

Bishop Sarat Chandra Nayak of Berhampur was recently appointed by the Catholic Conference of Bishops of India (CBCI) as the Chairman of the Commission for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/ other Backward Castes (BCs). An important part of the Commission’s task is to shape the Church’s policies with regard to the country’s dalits—the lowest caste in the […]

Feature Stories

The 300 Christians of Krak des Chevaliers, a World Heritage Site

11 Apr , 2018  

Father George Maamary, parish priest of the church of the Assumption, which is close to the fortress, is asking our help to rebuild their church so that the families can return there soon. ACN (Josué Villalón, Qalat’al Hosn).- Qalat’al Hosn is a village in western Syria in a region known as the Valley of the […]

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Campaigns, Interview, Marawi, News & Events

Philippines: “The reconstruction of the city of Marawi will take years”

9 Apr , 2018  

Reinhard Backes travelled to the Philippine city of Marawi for the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need. The Christian minority in the city was suppressed for months by Islamists. An interview about relations between Christians and Muslims in the region and how the aftermath of the conflict is being dealt with.   […]

News

Homs needs new hope

28 Mar , 2018  

MORE help is urgently needed to encourage Christians to stay in Syria, according to a leading archbishop who has said that security problems, job instability and poor living conditions have left people “feeling like strangers in their own country”. In a Holy Week interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Syriac Orthodox […]

Marawi, News & Events

ACN Philippines and Duyog Marawi Launch Campaign to Help Rebuild Prelature of Marawi and its People

23 Mar , 2018  

Ten months after Marawi was seized by terrorist forces, Aid to the Church in Need Philippines and Duyog Marawi formally launched their campaign to help rebuild the prelature of Marawi and its people on March 23, 2018 at the Arzobispado de Manila, in the Intramuros district of Manila. Although ACN began providing help in the […]

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Interview

“It is anything but easy to be a Christian in India today”

2 Mar , 2018  

Dimensions of the community of faith: sources of friction and inspiration from India Interview with Veronique Vogel, head of the Indian section of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), on the situation of Christians in India. The interview was held by Karla Sponar.   What is the situation of Christians in India today? Alarming. […]

Interview

KOREA: What will happen to the inter-Korean Olympic romance after the Olympic fire has gone out?

28 Feb , 2018  

Rarely have current politics played such a key role in the Olympic Winter Games as they did in PyeongChang. Maria Lozano spoke with the director of the South Korean office of Aid to the Church in Need in Seoul, Johannes Klausa, about the fragile step the North and South have taken towards one another and […]

News

UNDP and ACN: High level meeting to channel more help to suffering Christians in the Nineveh Plains

28 Feb , 2018  

Representatives of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and the Knights of Columbus (KoC) were received today by Mr. Mourad Wahba the Assistant Secretary General at the United Nations Development Programme to brief the UN on the situation of Christians and minority populations in the Nineveh Plains. ACN and KoC drew attention to the […]