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NIGERIA: More than 2,000 persons remain in Boko Haram captivity

29 Dec , 2018  

The mother of Leah Sharibu, the Nigerian girl held by Boko Haram for almost ten months now, asks the world community “do not get tired of praying for her, until she comes back.”   Leah, 15 years old, was kidnapped along with 110 other students when Boko Haram stormed on February 19, 2018 in a […]

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DRC: “We do not know what tomorrow will bring”

22 Dec , 2018  

On 23rd December, 40 million Congolese citizens will go to the polls to elect a new president, 500 members of the national assembly and 715 members of provincial parliaments. The country’s people are anxiously awaiting the poll, which has already been postponed several times.   On 13th December, 8,000 electronic voting machines, intended for polling […]

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Cardinal Brenes: “The tears of the people are the tears of God”

7 Dec , 2018  

“Dialogue is the only solution”– Advent message of the Nicaraguan bishops A few days before the national feast day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes, the Archbishop of Managua, has called on people to “pray for Nicaragua, for peace and unity among the people and in the families”. […]

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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   Video

“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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