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A “BRIDGE OF LIGHT” BETWEEN ROME AND ALEPPO – LAUNCH OF ACN’S CAMPAIGN: CANDLES FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

5 Dec , 2018  

“After almost 8 years of conflict in Syria, the consequences are indescribable, above all for the little children. Through our campaign we want to raise awareness of the critical conditions into which the country has been plunged and pray for peace and reconciliation.” The words are those of Philipp Ozores, the Secretary General of the […]

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50,000 CANDLES FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

4 Dec , 2018   Gallery

The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is launching a Christmas campaign of prayer, aid and solidarity for the people of Syria, entitled Candles for Peace in Syria. The campaign formally begins on the first Sunday of Advent, 2nd December, with the symbolic lighting of a candle […]

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Ethiopia: Islamists bribing Christians to convert

1 Dec , 2018  

Young Christians in Ethiopia are being lured to convert to Islam by promises of jobs, education, help to buy houses and other aid, according to a Christian leader. Christians, desperate to escape poverty, are being bribed to join the Muslim religion, Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need was told by a religious leader […]

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ASIA BIBI IS CONCERNED FOR THE SAFETY OF HER DAUGHTERS

1 Dec , 2018  

THE MAN WHO IS SHELTERING HER FAMILY TELLS ACN: “IN THE LAST FEW DAYS THE ISLAMISTS HAVE SHOT AT THE GATEWAY OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO FIND A PLACE OF SECURITY SOON, PERHAPS EVEN IN ROME FOR CHRISTMAS.” “We are afraid. In the last few days they have shot at the […]

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ACN focuses its worldwide Christmas campaign on the plight of Syrian Christians

27 Nov , 2018  

With a symbolic campaign entitled “CANDLES FOR PEACE IN SYRIA” the charity is hoping to highlight the existential drama facing Christians in Syria In its current Christmas campaign, the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) will intensify its efforts on behalf of the various Christian communities […]

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A message from Pope Francis for the event “Venice in Red”

22 Nov , 2018   Video

He expresses the hope that this “Timely Initiative” to raise awareness about the critical situation of persecuted Christians may “attract well-deserved attention on the part of everyone”. The Holy Father has expressed the hope that the “timely initiative” launched under the title of “VENICE IN RED” and organised for this evening by the patriarchate of […]

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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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Asia Bibi: acquittal could be close, says family

10 Oct , 2018  

  The family of a Christian woman fighting a death sentence in Pakistan believe the country’s Supreme Court may be on the verge of announcing her acquittal. The court yesterday (Monday, 8th October) referred judgement in the final hearing in the case of Asia Bibi, whose conviction for blasphemy is on appeal. Speaking on behalf […]

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Syria – ACN embarks on reconstruction programme in Aleppo

5 Oct , 2018  

The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is sponsoring 32 new projects in Syria, at a total cost of 1.8 million Euros, for the restoration of the material and spiritual life of the Christian population there. Children, women and the sick will be among the first to […]

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“A positive result of the elections in Kurdistan can persuade many other Christians to stay in Iraq”

29 Sep , 2018  

On the vigil of the vote in the Autonomous Region, Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, speaks to ACN about hope, future and expectations of Christians in Iraq «From this election we expect a positive political change», says Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, […]