Interview

Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Open war against the Catholic church”

27 Apr , 2018  

The guns have been silent in Bosnia and Herzegovina for 23 years. However, according to Bishop Franjo Komarica, the country is like a powder keg. Head of the diocese of Banja Luka in the northern part of the country, the 72-year-old does not believe in beating about the bush, particularly when the discussion turns to […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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.   […]

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“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. […]

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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 […]