Interviews

IRAN : «A Church without martyrs would be like a tree without fruit »

11 Dec , 2018  

Shortly after the United States had imposed new economic sanctions on Iran, Archbishop Ramzi Garmou of Teheran, who is also president of the Iranian bishops’ conference, spoke with the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Born in the territory now known as Iraqi Kurdistan, he has been living in Iran since 1976 […]

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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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“Whatever may happen, the Church in Cuba will not give up in the face of the difficulties”

14 Nov , 2018  

Both the Cuban people and the Catholic Church in the country are living through a time of change, and yet the lack of true reforms and the lack of resources together constitute one of the greatest challenges facing society. Such is the situation, as explained to the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation ACN […]

Feature Stories

Jos/Nigeria: The Nightmare of Fulani herdsmen attacks

9 Nov , 2018  

The city of Jos in Northern Nigeria has suffered severely from many long years of inter-religious violence at the hands of the terrorist group Boko Haram and just now when it seems to be recovering like the phoenix from the ashes, the incessant Fulani herdsmen attacks that have already affected many other areas in the […]