20 Jul , 2018  

CARDINAL BRENES TELLS ACN: THE TOWN OF MASAYA IS UNDER A HAIL OF BULLETS” – PLEASE PUT PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNMENT TO SHOW RESPECT FOR THE CHURCH AND THE NICARAGUAN PEOPLE   “Please put pressure on the government, urging it to show respect for the bishops, the priests and the population.” This was the appeal […]


INDIA: Attacks and harassment against Christians at historically high levels Christians and religious minorities 10 years after Khandamal Riots

13 Jul , 2018  

2008 was a year Catholics in the Indian state of Odisha suffered a terrible suppression at the hands of Hindu fundamentalists intent on extinguishing the presence of Christianity. Murders, the burning of buildings and homes, the public rape of Christian women; these atrocities were committed in the state’s Khandamal district to force the faithful of […]

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Fourth Filipino Priest Shot in the Philippines

11 Jun , 2018  

A Catholic priest, who was a known defender of the faith against a local sect, was killed after he was shot in Nueva Ecija, a province 160 kilometers north of the capital, Manila. According to police authorities, Rev. Fr. Richmond Nilo, Ed.D, 43 years old, and parish priest of St. Vincent Ferrer, was gunned down […]


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, […]