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Asia Bibi: acquittal could be close, says family

10 Oct , 2018  

  The family of a Christian woman fighting a death sentence in Pakistan believe the country’s Supreme Court may be on the verge of announcing her acquittal. The court yesterday (Monday, 8th October) referred judgement in the final hearing in the case of Asia Bibi, whose conviction for blasphemy is on appeal. Speaking on behalf […]

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The new “Nazarenes” of the Valley of the Christians

9 Oct , 2018  

Working through the Saint Peter’s Aid Centre in Marmarita, the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is helping thousands of displaced Syrians each month   Nasra is one of the 20 or more villages belonging to the region known as the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara, […]

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Syria – ACN embarks on reconstruction programme in Aleppo

5 Oct , 2018  

The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is sponsoring 32 new projects in Syria, at a total cost of 1.8 million Euros, for the restoration of the material and spiritual life of the Christian population there. Children, women and the sick will be among the first to […]

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“A positive result of the elections in Kurdistan can persuade many other Christians to stay in Iraq”

29 Sep , 2018  

On the vigil of the vote in the Autonomous Region, Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, speaks to ACN about hope, future and expectations of Christians in Iraq «From this election we expect a positive political change», says Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, […]

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In Pakistan, a Muslim convert confronts great risks in becoming a Christian

27 Sep , 2018  

This is the story of Kainut, a brave 20-year-old girl who grew up a Muslim, with a Christian mother and a Muslim father, but she chose to become a Catholic. As a result, she and her family are suffering harassment, discrimination and worse. According to Islamic law, if someone leaves Islam, that person can be killed […]

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FILIPINO FAMILIES SHARED THE GIFT OF JOY TO THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN IRELAND

13 Sep , 2018  

Dublin, Ireland. A growing disillusionment among Catholics in Ireland due largely to decades of alleged child sex abuse scandals made Dublin an ideal venue of the World Meeting of Families 2018. Church leaders here confess to a crisis of faith.  “Families today face many challenges in their efforts to embody faithful love, to bring up […]

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ANOTHER INCIDENT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A CHRISTIAN WOMAN IN PAKISTAN

11 Sep , 2018  

SHE WAS THROWN FROM A SECOND STOREY ROOF AFTER REFUSING TO CONVERT TO ISLAM Binish Paul is 18 years old and a Christian. She attends public school in Pakistan. On 22 August, a young Muslim by the name of Taheer Abbas threw her from the second storey roof they were out on because she had […]

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Indonesia: the life of a Catholic teen in an ocean of Muslims

31 Aug , 2018  

GANDHI AJENG ANAMPIANI Princess Elisabeth, Ajeng, is a 17-year-old Catholic teenager, who experiences in dramatic fashion on a daily basis what it’s like to be a Christian in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population. She attends a public high school in her hometown of Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia: of the school’s 1200 students, […]

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Meditation Father Michael Shields in WMOF Dublin 2018

30 Aug , 2018  

‘Praise to Jesus Christ – now and forever’. This is the English translation of the Catholic greeting in Russia. One more time: ‘Praise to Jesus Christ – now and forever’. Marvelous. Let’s be enthusiastic for Jesus. My name is Fr. Michael Shields from Alaska. I have spent the last 25 years in Siberia Russia in […]

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Venezuela – the totalitarian project continues

27 Aug , 2018  

Bishops and experts comment on the nature and implications of the recent currency devaluation Just days after the introduction of the new economic measures by the government of Nicolás Maduro on 17 August this year, there is a sense of complete confusion and helplessness in Venezuelan society, both among the larger economic concerns and among […]