Bangui, wounded, and in need of heroes

25 May , 2018  

At the most difficult moments heroes arise, and I do not doubt that these heroes exist here too in the Central African Republic, willing to rise up as one and say ‘no’ to violence, ‘no’ to barbarity, ‘no’ to destruction of their own selves. This was the appeal addressed by Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of […]


The Bishop of Makurdi speaks about the massacres of Christians in Nigeria: “There is a plan to Islamise the Christian areas.”

22 May , 2018  

“There is a clear agenda, a plan to Islamise all the areas that are currently predominantly Christian in the so-called Middle Belt of Nigeria.” This was the statement made by Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of the diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria, who was speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in […]


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 […]

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“Bishop Romero was a student of Paul VI. It is significant that they are being canonised together,” says Cardinal Rosa Chávez

3 May , 2018  

In order to properly understand the miraculous significance of the canonisation of the Blessed Paul VI and the Blessed Bishop Romero, it helps to go back in time several decades. A young seminarian from El Salvador by the name of Oscar Arnulfo Romero came to Rome in 1937 to continue his theological studies in the […]


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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The eleven of Marmarita: young volunteers coordinate aid for 2,000 families displaced by the war in Syria

27 Apr , 2018  

Several of the volunteers are themselves displaced persons, but do not hesitate to help others: “What motivates us is Jesus” ACN (Josué Villalón, Marmarita). Eleven young people make up the team of volunteers of the parish centre of St. Peter, the Greek Catholic church in Marmarita, which is located in the heart of the Valley […]

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“My mother was killed by a terrorist when she was helping him”

27 Apr , 2018  

Testimony of the daughter of one of the victims of the attacks in Cairo last December. Gunmen attacked worshippers leaving a Coptic Orthodox church on the southern outskirts of Cairo on Dec. 29, 2017. Subsequently claimed by ISIS, the assault—which took place some 10 minutes after the conclusion of Mass at St. Mina Church—killed nine […]

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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 […]


Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Open war against the Catholic church”

27 Apr , 2018  

The guns have been silent in Bosnia and Herzegovina for 23 years. However, according to Bishop Franjo Komarica, the country is like a powder keg. Head of the diocese of Banja Luka in the northern part of the country, the 72-year-old does not believe in beating about the bush, particularly when the discussion turns to […]