Feature Stories

“I want my child to grow up in Iraq”

18 Jul , 2018  

How young Christian parents found a house for themselves and their newborn child thanks to Aid to the Church in Need. For some Christians in Iraq, the future is just a few weeks old. Baby Timotheus was born in mid-May. “It is my heartfelt wish that my son will be able to grow up in […]

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Northern Luzon Dioceses hold Clergy Retreat

18 Jul , 2018  

In celebration of the 2018 Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons in the Philippines, an estimated 770 priests and 15 bishops from the 16 dioceses in Northern Luzon Philippines converged in Baguio City at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Atonement for the Northern Luzon Clergy Retreat from July 16-20, 2018. “To Be […]

News

INDIA: Attacks and harassment against Christians at historically high levels Christians and religious minorities 10 years after Khandamal Riots

13 Jul , 2018  

2008 was a year Catholics in the Indian state of Odisha suffered a terrible suppression at the hands of Hindu fundamentalists intent on extinguishing the presence of Christianity. Murders, the burning of buildings and homes, the public rape of Christian women; these atrocities were committed in the state’s Khandamal district to force the faithful of […]

Feature Stories

ACN Projects July 2018

3 Jul , 2018  

Mozambique   Help to rebuild two village chapels destroyed by a cyclone In January 2017 the coastal region of northern Mozambique was battered for five long days by a severe cyclone. The tropical storm brought heavy rainfall and devastated large swathes of the countryside in two of the coastal provinces of this country in southeast […]

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Fourth Filipino Priest Shot in the Philippines

11 Jun , 2018  

A Catholic priest, who was a known defender of the faith against a local sect, was killed after he was shot in Nueva Ecija, a province 160 kilometers north of the capital, Manila. According to police authorities, Rev. Fr. Richmond Nilo, Ed.D, 43 years old, and parish priest of St. Vincent Ferrer, was gunned down […]

Feature Stories

A picture of helplessness on the Venezuelan frontier

8 Jun , 2018  

Since the recent controversial presidential elections in Venezuela (in which President Maduro was re-elected in a manner deemed fraudulent by his opponents), the flood of migrants seeking better prospects in other nations has continued to grow, creating an emergency in which thousands of Venezuelans are in need of help as they attempt to cross the […]

Feature Stories

Wartime in Aleppo: ‘many days were like living in a movie’

8 Jun , 2018  

Jad Abed is a 10-year-old Syriac Orthodox boy living in Aleppo, Syria. He is in fifth grade. In this interview, he reflects on his life in the city that saw some of the most intense fighting in his country’s civil war. Though normal life is slowly resuming, for Jad the pain of suffering and deprivation […]

Feature Stories

The Good Samaritans of the Valley of the Christians in Syria

6 Jun , 2018  

Mzeina Hospital is situated in the small town of the same name, one of several that make up the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara in Arabic), a rural region of Syria, close to the frontier with Lebanon and roughly halfway between the city of Homs and the Mediterranean coast. “The hospital has been open […]

Feature Stories

In Pakistan, God shines a light into Catholic girl’s fearful existence

31 May , 2018  

Dolly Sarwar Bhatti is an 11-years old Catholic girl. She is a fifth-grader in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and her place of birth. In this interview to the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, Dolly speaks of the everyday concerns of a young Christian girl from a poor family, living in a country […]

Interviews

INDONESIA – after the most recent attacks: “Terrorism will strengthen moderate Islam”

31 May , 2018  

On 13 May this year radical Islam struck once again in Indonesia. There was great anguish and distress following the attacks perpetrated on three Christian churches of different denominations in Surabaya, the second largest city in the country. Maria Lozano, of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need […]