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ACN’s 2019 Lenten and Easter Campaign for religious sisters: Extraordinary Women: Thanks to God. Thanks to you.

19 Mar , 2019  

As part of its international Easter campaign in support of the work of religious sisters, the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has collected testimonies from sisters from different countries. This article is the story of a religious sister from Kazakhstan.   Sister Vera Zinkovska, born in Shortandy, Kazakhstan – 43 years […]

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THE SISTERS OF THE CONGREGATION DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL (FSP) IN PAKISTAN

16 Mar , 2019  

Founded in 1914 in Italy by Fr. Giacomo Alberione Fr. Alberione understood the ever increasing influence of the media (in this time the press) and wanted to use them as means of evangelisation The charism of the Daughters of St. Paul is the proclamation via the mass media. They have libraries, edit and print Christian […]

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Bishops speak out over electricity blackout in Venezuela

14 Mar , 2019  

 “In this time of legal darkness, there has been added a literal darkness” The political and economic crisis that is ravaging Venezuela has become even worse in recent days as a result of the electricity blackout that has affected the whole country, 23 different states, since March 7 this year. According to information provided by […]

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ACN supports the video of Pope Francis’s to pray for people who are persecuted for their faith

6 Mar , 2019  

Rome/Königstein, 5 March 2019 – The March edition of the pope’s video is dedicated to the persecuted Christians who live in countries that do not guarantee religious freedom and human rights. The video is produced by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in collaboration with the international foundation ACN (Aid to the Church in Need). To make […]

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Bitter memories of time of terror for the priests in Zanzibar

5 Mar , 2019  

Father Damas Mfoi is a Catholic priest in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar of the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar is predominantly Muslim with a small Christian population. Since 2010, Father Mfoi has been a parish priest on the main island of Unguja. In 2012, the otherwise peaceful island community witnessed a series of violent attacks […]

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ACN to “convert” the Lamborghini donated by the Pope into a nursery school and a centre for Christians in the Nineveh region

27 Feb , 2019  

Thanks to a donation of 200,000 Euros from the Holy Father, following the auctioning of the Lamborghini that was given to him last year, ACN will be able to fund two new projects on behalf of the Iraqi Christian families and other minorities who have returned to their homes on the Nineveh Plains. On 15 […]

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House repair plan offers fresh hopes to Christians

21 Feb , 2019  

Homs reconstruction committee “critical” to regrowth of Christian community AN action plan to enable thousands of Christians to return to their homes in the Syrian city of Homs was agreed in a house-repair scheme involving Church leaders and a leading Catholic charity. At the meeting in Homs, the leaders of five Church communities signed the […]

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LEAH SHARIBU: ONE YEAR IN CAPTIVITY

20 Feb , 2019  

Today, 19th February 2019 marks exactly one year since the abduction of 15-year old Leah Sharibu, one of the school girls taken hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists from Dapchi in Maiduguri, North East Nigeria.   Speaking with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Reverend Gideon Para-Mallam who is the family guardian and spokesman of […]

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Christians in Burkina Faso are becoming increasingly fearful for their lives

20 Feb , 2019  

The murder of a missionary in Burkina Faso reflects the alarming situation into which the country is sliding “Their vehicle was returning from a meeting in Togo when, just a few kilometres after the frontier, they were ambushed by terrorists who had just murdered four policemen and burned down a customs post. The armed men […]

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Russia: Ecumenical conference held on the third anniversary of the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

19 Feb , 2019  

An international ecumenical conference with prominent attendees was held on 12 February in Moscow to celebrate the third anniversary of the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, which took place on 12 February 2016 in the Cuban capital of Havana. The event was hosted by the chairman of the Department of […]