Feature Stories

Panama: The Church wants to show the true face of the country

18 Jan , 2019  

On the XXXIV World Youth Day (WYD), the Catholic Church in Panama has decided to reveal the hidden face of the country. “When a foreigner arrives in Panama, he might think he’s in Dubai, but that’s just the façade,” says Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa of Panama City, the capital. This Central American country, which has […]

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ACN support the rosaries included in the Pilgrim Kit for WYD Panama 2019

18 Jan , 2019  

On different occasions Pope Francis expressed the wish that young people should pray for peace in the world. In order to respond to this request, ACN has offered to send rosaries as a gift to the young people gathering at the World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. Responsibility for supplying these rosaries has […]

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Syria: “Being able to continue with my studies was what kept my hopes alive during the war”

4 Jan , 2019  

Thanks to the help of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation ACN, the great majority of Christian university students in Syria have been able to continue their studies. Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria the foundation has given over 3.6 million Euros in support of these young people’s school and university […]

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SYRIA: “We didn’t want to leave our home, but the roof fell in on us”

13 Dec , 2018  

How ACN is helping the local Church in Homs to distribute aid for fuel and heating Remond Ziade was 72 years old in that first year of the war in Homs, one of the cities most heavily involved in the fighting since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011. Widespread street protests were […]

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Jos/Nigeria: The Nightmare of Fulani herdsmen attacks

9 Nov , 2018  

The city of Jos in Northern Nigeria has suffered severely from many long years of inter-religious violence at the hands of the terrorist group Boko Haram and just now when it seems to be recovering like the phoenix from the ashes, the incessant Fulani herdsmen attacks that have already affected many other areas in the […]

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Young Syrians: “We need the company of the Church to help us feel close to God.”

25 Oct , 2018  

“When we hear Pope Francis we realise that there is still hope of peace in Syria” In Rome the universality of the Church is again evident: until 28 October the  Synod of Bishops will continue there. Participants from five continents are dealing with various topics related to young people, their needs and their problems. Against […]

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Message from our Ecclesiastical Assistant

22 Oct , 2018  

The ACN Campaign for One Million Children Praying the Rosary for Peace and Unity is an invitation to God who is Love to come and dwell in the hearts of all, thereby uniting all people to live together and work for peace which in turn will bring happiness. Why One Million? It could be more; […]

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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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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 […]

Events, Feature Stories

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 […]