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ACN TO ILLUMINATE COLISEUM IN RED – AND CHURCHES IN ALEPPO AND MOSUL AT THE SAME TIME. BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF INDIFFERENCE TO PERSECUTION!

8 Feb , 2018  

  “Our aim is to break through the indifference, above all among the international community, and to strive to ensure that after 24 February no one can continue to ignore the persecution of Christians.” The words are those of Alessandro Monteduro, the director of the Italian branch of the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to […]

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The baby saved from death in Iraq and adopted by a Christian family

24 Jan , 2018  

Its mother was raped by DAESH militants and left pregnant. The elders of her tribe wanted to kill the baby. But the child was saved, “something that could only have happened thanks to the Church” A baby saved from death in Iraq. A story of the triumph of good over evil. And it happened on […]

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“My father was killed two days after my birthday. I will always remember his smile right before he died. ”

24 Jan , 2018  

MARIAN NABIL HABIB refers to this day as “the martyrdom of my father.” Nabil Habib was 48; he was among the 29 people who died Dec. 11, 2016, in a suicide attack claimed by ISIS. The targets were worshippers at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Coptic Church in Cairo, also known as El-Botroseya Church. Marian, […]

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Russia: Concrete steps in the spirit of ecumenism

23 Jan , 2018  

From 18 to 25 January, the Christian churches will be observing the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”. The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been working to further the dialogue between the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches for 25 years. The director of the foundation’s British national office describes a […]

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Life asserts itself again in Aleppo

22 Jan , 2018  

A larger group of Christian university students form a real family in the shadows of war The city district Sahbat Al-Jadida in the eastern part of Aleppo was hard hit by attacks and bombings during the last five years of the war in Syria. Today, several months after the end of combat operations in the […]

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The Black Nazarene: The Christ of the poor and the powerless

12 Jan , 2018  

“Life does not lie in power. We were born without power, and when we die, we will have no power as well Live without being greedy for power, and you will be a real person,” This was the message of Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the Holy Mass before the annual Black Nazarene procession held […]

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ACN accompanies Bishop De La Peña’s first visit to Destroyed Marawi Cathedral

12 Jan , 2018   Gallery

After several failed attempts, Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Peña was finally able to revisit the ruined city center of Marawi and the remnants of a desecrated Cathedral that he used to call home. Upon his entry to the Church, the Bishop quietly knelt before the altar where he celebrated the Holy Mass for 17 […]

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Uganda: Many pilgrims make the long journey on foot A new place of particular grace comes into being

11 Jan , 2018  

“Don’t go there, they worship the devil there,” the people warned Bishop Francis Aquirinius Kibira. The region located in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border to the Democratic Republic of the Congo was considered a gloomy and dangerous place. Violence and crime were a normal part of daily life, drug consumption and prostitution […]

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PHILIPPINE CHURCH AFFIRMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

24 Nov , 2017  

The opening prayer of last November 22nd’s Red Wednesday Mass read, “Let us pray for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters, for their oppressors, for those who foster persecution, and for those who ignore it.” The line perfectly sums up the solemn ceremony prepared by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference […]

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STAND UP FOR OUR FAITH: Which dioceses are joining ACN’s Red Wednesday campaign?

21 Nov , 2017  

Earlier this year, pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need, with the endorsement of the CBCP, invited all dioceses, minor basilicas and shrines to participate in the first Red Wednesday campaign in the Philippines. Bishops were requested to light their church facades in red in remembrance and honor of all modern-day Christians who were […]

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