Feature Stories

The baby saved from death in Iraq and adopted by a Christian family

24 Jan , 2018  

Its mother was raped by DAESH militants and left pregnant. The elders of her tribe wanted to kill the baby. But the child was saved, “something that could only have happened thanks to the Church” A baby saved from death in Iraq. A story of the triumph of good over evil. And it happened on […]

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“My father was killed two days after my birthday. I will always remember his smile right before he died. ”

24 Jan , 2018  

MARIAN NABIL HABIB refers to this day as “the martyrdom of my father.” Nabil Habib was 48; he was among the 29 people who died Dec. 11, 2016, in a suicide attack claimed by ISIS. The targets were worshippers at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Coptic Church in Cairo, also known as El-Botroseya Church. Marian, […]

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Russia: Concrete steps in the spirit of ecumenism

23 Jan , 2018  

From 18 to 25 January, the Christian churches will be observing the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”. The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been working to further the dialogue between the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches for 25 years. The director of the foundation’s British national office describes a […]

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Life asserts itself again in Aleppo

22 Jan , 2018  

A larger group of Christian university students form a real family in the shadows of war The city district Sahbat Al-Jadida in the eastern part of Aleppo was hard hit by attacks and bombings during the last five years of the war in Syria. Today, several months after the end of combat operations in the […]

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Feature Stories

On Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, a ten-year-old girl dares to dream again

18 Jan , 2018  

Ten-year old Helda Khalid Jacob Hindi, a fifth-grader, is not at a loss for words. She is passionate about her life, her future and that of her loved ones. Helda and her family—mom, dad and a younger brother—recently moved back to Qaraqosh on Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, after spending three years in exile in Kurdistan. She […]

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Feature Stories, News & Events

The Black Nazarene: The Christ of the poor and the powerless

12 Jan , 2018  

“Life does not lie in power. We were born without power, and when we die, we will have no power as well Live without being greedy for power, and you will be a real person,” This was the message of Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the Holy Mass before the annual Black Nazarene procession held […]

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Uganda: Many pilgrims make the long journey on foot A new place of particular grace comes into being

11 Jan , 2018  

“Don’t go there, they worship the devil there,” the people warned Bishop Francis Aquirinius Kibira. The region located in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border to the Democratic Republic of the Congo was considered a gloomy and dangerous place. Violence and crime were a normal part of daily life, drug consumption and prostitution […]

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Campaigns, Feature Stories

Children pray for peace in the world 2017

14 Oct , 2017  

On 18 October: “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” – October is the month of the Holy Rosary in the Catholic Church. This year, the prayer campaign is dedicated to the children in Syria, the innocent victims of a never-ending war. The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is calling […]

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Feature Stories, News

Conference in Rome about Iraqi Christians’ right to return

27 Sep , 2017  

The Pontifical Foundation ACN brings together leading representatives of the Vatican and the Iraqi Christian community to claim their universal right to return to the Nineveh Plains.   On Thursday, September 28 at 9 a.m., the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will host a conference “Return to the Roots – the […]

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PALO ARCHBISHOP THANKS ACN BENEFACTORS FOR YOLANDA AID

19 Sep , 2017  

“They have hearts full of the love of God.”   This was how Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du described the global community of ACN donors who gathered at Fatima for the re-consecration of the charity organization.   Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du was one of only seven representatives who presented testimonies about the sufferings, needs, […]

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