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“Do not be afraid, little flock”

6 May , 2019  

On 7 May, immediately following his stay in Bulgaria, where Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the cities of Sofia and Rakovski on 5 and 6 May, the leader of the Catholic Church will travel to neighbouring North Macedonia. North Macedonia became the official name of the former Republic of Macedonia in February. During his […]

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Drama at Notre-Dame: watch, pray, do not be discouraged

19 Apr , 2019  

On Monday 15 April, the first day of Holy Week, the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris was ravaged by a terrible fire. This was a drama which invited us to pray unceasingly, and without being discouraged. Shortly before 8pm, the burning spire collapsed into the nave of the cathedral. The fire, which had broken out […]

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Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela – “We are simply watching people die”

5 Apr , 2019  

The heartrending testimony of a Venezuelan doctor which we give below is a reflection of the terrible problems people are still suffering from in this South American country, and of the humanitarian crisis resulting from the scarcity and high cost of medicines in particular. It comes on top of the failures in the national electricity […]

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Bishops speak out over electricity blackout in Venezuela

14 Mar , 2019  

 “In this time of legal darkness, there has been added a literal darkness” The political and economic crisis that is ravaging Venezuela has become even worse in recent days as a result of the electricity blackout that has affected the whole country, 23 different states, since March 7 this year. According to information provided by […]

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ACN supports the video of Pope Francis’s to pray for people who are persecuted for their faith

6 Mar , 2019  

Rome/Königstein, 5 March 2019 – The March edition of the pope’s video is dedicated to the persecuted Christians who live in countries that do not guarantee religious freedom and human rights. The video is produced by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in collaboration with the international foundation ACN (Aid to the Church in Need). To make […]

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ACN to “convert” the Lamborghini donated by the Pope into a nursery school and a centre for Christians in the Nineveh region

27 Feb , 2019  

Thanks to a donation of 200,000 Euros from the Holy Father, following the auctioning of the Lamborghini that was given to him last year, ACN will be able to fund two new projects on behalf of the Iraqi Christian families and other minorities who have returned to their homes on the Nineveh Plains. On 15 […]

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House repair plan offers fresh hopes to Christians

21 Feb , 2019  

Homs reconstruction committee “critical” to regrowth of Christian community AN action plan to enable thousands of Christians to return to their homes in the Syrian city of Homs was agreed in a house-repair scheme involving Church leaders and a leading Catholic charity. At the meeting in Homs, the leaders of five Church communities signed the […]

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LEAH SHARIBU: ONE YEAR IN CAPTIVITY

20 Feb , 2019  

Today, 19th February 2019 marks exactly one year since the abduction of 15-year old Leah Sharibu, one of the school girls taken hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists from Dapchi in Maiduguri, North East Nigeria.   Speaking with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Reverend Gideon Para-Mallam who is the family guardian and spokesman of […]

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Christians in Burkina Faso are becoming increasingly fearful for their lives

20 Feb , 2019  

The murder of a missionary in Burkina Faso reflects the alarming situation into which the country is sliding “Their vehicle was returning from a meeting in Togo when, just a few kilometres after the frontier, they were ambushed by terrorists who had just murdered four policemen and burned down a customs post. The armed men […]

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Russia: Ecumenical conference held on the third anniversary of the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

19 Feb , 2019  

An international ecumenical conference with prominent attendees was held on 12 February in Moscow to celebrate the third anniversary of the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, which took place on 12 February 2016 in the Cuban capital of Havana. The event was hosted by the chairman of the Department of […]