Bangui, wounded, and in need of heroes

25 May , 2018  

At the most difficult moments heroes arise, and I do not doubt that these heroes exist here too in the Central African Republic, willing to rise up as one and say ‘no’ to violence, ‘no’ to barbarity, ‘no’ to destruction of their own selves. This was the appeal addressed by Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of […]


The Bishop of Makurdi speaks about the massacres of Christians in Nigeria: “There is a plan to Islamise the Christian areas.”

22 May , 2018  

“There is a clear agenda, a plan to Islamise all the areas that are currently predominantly Christian in the so-called Middle Belt of Nigeria.” This was the statement made by Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of the diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria, who was speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in […]


Patriarch Sako on the donated Lamborghini: “We thank Pope Francis for the fatherly gesture”

18 May , 2018  

EVEN MORE CHRISTIANS TO RETURN TO NINEVEH “We are very grateful to Pope Francis for making this fatherly gesture. The pontifex is the father of the whole church and thinks of everyone, particularly those who are suffering as greatly as we are.” This is how the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon, Louis Raphaël I. Sako, […]


Over 700.000 € in the auction of the LAMBORGHINI donated to Pope Francis

18 May , 2018  

ACN: The gesture of the Holy Father fortifies the hope of the Christians of Iraq The Lamborghini, donated last November by the car company to Pope Francis, was sold at auction in Sotheby’s, Monaco for 715,000 euros last Saturday. The proceeds from the sale will be directly handed over to the Holy Father, who has […]


Modi wants a Hindu state

10 May , 2018  

Christians in India suffer from discrimination by fundamentalist Hindus. During his visit to the international headquarters of Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need“, Bishop Thomas Paulsamy of the Indian diocese of Dindigul reveals his extreme disappointment following an increase in violent attacks back home. In the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu […]


A priest and 15 faithful killed on May 1st in an armed attack against a church in the capital of the Central African Republic

4 May , 2018  

It was with great sorrow that Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) received the news of the death of Father Albert Toungoumalé-Baba and 15 other members of the parish of Our Lady of Fatima in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic, following an armed attack on 1 May. A few years […]


Bishops: President should resign for inaction over Nigeria’s ‘killing fields and mass graveyard’

2 May , 2018  

Nigeria’s bishops have issued a formal statement calling on the President to “consider stepping aside” and accusing the government of security failures which they blame for the murder of 17 Christians including two priests. Father Joseph Gor, Father Felix Tyolaha and 15 parishioners were killed during a funeral Mass in Mbalom, Benue State by gunmen, […]

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Korea and the world pray for peace and reconciliation ahead of Friday’s summit meetings

27 Apr , 2018  

Ahead of the inner-Korean summit-meeting, the Holy Father as well as distinguished representatives of the Korean Church call for prayers for peace and reconciliation on the peninsula.   On Friday, April 27th, the South Korean president Moon Jae-in will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Panmunjeom, the place where Korean soldiers from both sides […]


Archbishop appeals for prayers after yet another attack on Christians

23 Apr , 2018  

A leading Pakistan bishop has appealed for prayer after Christians in Quetta suffered their third attack in five months. Two Christian men – named as Rashid Khalid and Azhar Iqbal – and three others were injured after four attackers on motorbikes started shooting at people near a church in Quetta’s Essa Nagri Christian neighbourhood. The […]


Carrying on the work of Faith – New senior appointment at Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

21 Apr , 2018  

The new Executive President of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Thomas Heine-Geldern, said he intends to continue his predecessor’s approach –including trusting in God for the success of the charity’s work. The appointment of Mr Heine-Geldern, who previously served as president of the board of ACN’s Austrian office, was publicly […]