Interviews

Mons. Kaigama: “If the elections are marred by violence many innocent Nigerians will pay the prize”

14 Feb , 2019  

“ACN can mobilize their world net-work of friends, benefactors and supporters to commit Nigeria to special prayers at this critical time of elections.” Nigerians will be going to the polls on 16th February and 2nd March 2019 to elect a President, Federal Parliament and other representatives. Parts of the Country have continued to experience violence […]

Feature Stories

“Thank you, Pope Francis”

8 Feb , 2019  

The Pope celebrated the largest Holy Mass ever to be held on the Arab Peninsula in Abu Dhabi. But what will be the result of the papal visit? Gregory Fonseka is grateful: “I already experienced Pope Francis in Sri Lanka, my homeland. But I would never have thought that he would be celebrating Holy Mass […]

Interviews

CAMEROON: “The truth we speak is not welcome in this fratricidal conflict.”

8 Feb , 2019  

At present the Anglophone areas of Cameroon are being constantly shaken by a conflict between Anglophone separatist groups and the Francophone central government. In this context of fratricidal conflict, the Church is attempting to rekindle dialogue between the two parties. Bishop Emmanuel Abbo of Ngaoundéré, in the Francophone area, who is 49, and Auxiliary Bishop […]

News

Venezuelan Church denounces the political repression and human rights violations

6 Feb , 2019  

Appeal for prayers for peace on Sunday 10 February United in their concern to “avoid still greater suffering and pain for the people” and in their hope for a change in the course of the political and democratic situation that Venezuela is currently going through, the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference have launched a joint communiqué, together […]

News

Pope’s visit to Emirates 2019: “The seed has been sown”

6 Feb , 2019  

Eastern Church leaders hope historic papal visit in Abu Dhabi will be a source of lasting momentum Catholic Church leaders from the Near East have emphasised the significance of Pope Francis’s visit to the United Arab Emirates. “I believe that this is a very positive sign for the relationship between Islam and Christianity in the […]

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Fighting Against the Forces of Evil

6 Feb , 2019  

Jolo, Sulu – A small city in military lockdown, an all-out war in the adjacent municipality against violent extremists, families in mourning after burying their dead, injured patients recovering in various hospitals even as others have to be amputated, and a local Church trying its best to provide hope to the Christian minority while their […]

News

“A historic visit”

2 Feb , 2019  

Pope Francis is to visit Abu Dhabi. The country is more tolerant to Christians than other countries. However, full religious freedom does not exist in the United Arab Emirates Shortly before the visit of Pope Francis to Abu Dhabi, the local church is talking about the support it has received from Muslims. In an interview […]

Interviews

The Pope starts on Sunday a historic journey to the United Arab Emirates

1 Feb , 2019  

“I have never experienced animosity” Bishop Paul Hinder is Apostolic Vicar for southern Arabia. As such, the Swiss Capuchin monk will host the pope when he sets out for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates this Sunday. Aid to the Church in Need spoke with him about tolerance in everyday life, a lack of […]

News

Philippine Church Mourns, Jolo bombing kills 21

31 Jan , 2019  

The Cathedral of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu in southern Philippines became the latest site of Christian persecution when two bomb explosions killed 21 people, mostly churchgoers, and injured more than 100 last January 27, 2019 at around 8:30 in the morning. ISIS issued a statement claiming responsibility for the two suicide bombers which detonated […]

News

Why bombs in Mindanao and how do we celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW)?

31 Jan , 2019  

The news of bombing in Cotabato a few weeks ago and the bombing of the Jolo Cathedral a few days ago and now a bombing in a Mosque in Zamboanga City makes all of us reflect. I don’t enter into details of the different bombings and the dynamic of these incidents. The reasons behind are […]