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 […]


“We want and we need peace. Please pray for us!”, an appeal from Syria by Archbishop Jean-Abdo Arbach.

18 Apr , 2018  

The Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Homs, Mons. Jean-Arbach, has issued a message tinged with weariness and sadness at the current situation in Syria, after seven years of war and the most recent events. “People cannot take any more”, he says. “They simply want to live an ordinary life, to sleep peacefully in their beds and […]


Homs needs new hope

28 Mar , 2018  

MORE help is urgently needed to encourage Christians to stay in Syria, according to a leading archbishop who has said that security problems, job instability and poor living conditions have left people “feeling like strangers in their own country”. In a Holy Week interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Syriac Orthodox […]


UNDP and ACN: High level meeting to channel more help to suffering Christians in the Nineveh Plains

28 Feb , 2018  

Representatives of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and the Knights of Columbus (KoC) were received today by Mr. Mourad Wahba the Assistant Secretary General at the United Nations Development Programme to brief the UN on the situation of Christians and minority populations in the Nineveh Plains. ACN and KoC drew attention to the […]

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8 Feb , 2018  

  “Our aim is to break through the indifference, above all among the international community, and to strive to ensure that after 24 February no one can continue to ignore the persecution of Christians.” The words are those of Alessandro Monteduro, the director of the Italian branch of the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to […]