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MARAWI: BOTH CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS ARE VICTIMS OF ISIS

31 Aug , 2017  

After more than three months, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has finally cleared and retaken the St. Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City. The Cathedral was desecrated and destroyed by ISIS-inspired terrorists last 23 May 2017. The Philippine Armed Forces had to empty the church of improvised explosive devices. The AFP has also released […]

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Interviews

ZAMBIA: “I was impressed again and again by the exemplary way in which many priests perform their service”

29 Aug , 2017  

Tony Zender, the head of the Zambia section of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, travelled to this African country on a visit. His goal: to take stock of the aid the charity has granted over the last few years and to determine the future needs of the local church. The interview […]

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Interviews

BURKINA FASO: “No creed can justify violence, and still less can invoke its faith in order to perpetrate violence”

22 Aug , 2017  

Rafael D’Aquí, the project section head with responsibility for Burkina Faso in the international Catholic pastoral charity ACN International, recently visited this African country to study the needs of the local Catholic Church. In the interview below with Maria Lozano he explains the situation of the country following the terrorist attack on 13 August in […]

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Aleppo is coming back to life

22 Aug , 2017  

People still dependent on emergency help PARTS of Aleppo are coming back to life with people returning in large numbers to the bomb-blasted city and streets once again humming with traffic and people. Aid to the Church in Need’s Middle East projects coordinator Father Andrzej Halemba revealed how thousands of people were returning to the […]

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ACN will send emergency help for widows and orphans affected by Boko Haram violence in the Nigerian Catholic diocese of Maiduguri.

17 Aug , 2017  

During the recent ACN visit in March 2017 to the diocese of Maiduguri, Bishop Oliver Doeme highlighted the main challenges for his diocese, which include a humanitarian crisis, a lack of food, a lack of education (schools were destroyed), but also, what he calls, a spiritual crisis. The majority of people in his diocese have […]

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The children need to be in school by September, or Baghdeda will die

11 Aug , 2017  

The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is working against time, together with the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee (NRC) to repair and rebuild as many family homes as possible, so that the Syriac Catholic families can return in time for the beginning of the school year. Already at least 600 families […]

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13 DEAD, 26 WOUNDED IN AN ATTACK INSIDE A CHURCH IN NIGERIA

9 Aug , 2017  

“I have no reason to think that this was an attack against the Church”, said Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke of the diocese of Nnewi in southeast Nigeria. He was speaking on the telephone to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) about the tragic attack on Sunday morning in […]

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Home-based IDPs receive relief from Catholic Church

9 Aug , 2017   Gallery

Upon the recommendation of the Diocese of Iligan, pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Philippines organized a relief distribution for home-based Internally Displaced People (IDP) coming from the war-torn city of Marawi. While the Catholic Church continues to assist IDPs in evacuation centers, it has now begun to take into consideration the […]

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ACN Philippines Establishes First Regional Office in Pangasinan

28 Jul , 2017  

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan has agreed to establish a special committee based in Dagupan, Pangasinan to respond primarily to the call of help coming from an increasing number of Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith.   This decision comes after Aid to the Church in Need Philippines had held a […]

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Events, Feature Stories

Oppressed But Not Forgotten: A Solidarity Congress for Persecuted Christians

10 Jul , 2017   Video

Aid to the Church in Need’s 1st Diocesan Congress on Persecuted Christians entitled: “Oppressed But Not Forgotten: A Solidarity Congress for Persecuted Christians” held on June 29, 2017 at the Lay Formation Center, Dagupan City. The Congress aims to raise awareness about the situation and experiences of our suffering brothers and sisters in faith who […]

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