Interviews

SYRIA: The bleeding wound of emigration

12 Apr , 2019  

The number of Christians in Aleppo fell dramatically during the war, from 180,000 before the war to 32,000 today. Joseph Tobji, Maronite Archbishop of Aleppo and shepherd of a small community of about 400 families, spoke with Pierre Macqueron of the pontifical foundation  Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).   What is the situation […]

Feature Stories

Nicaragua: A Church on the side of its people

11 Apr , 2019  

“We are carrying a small corner of the cross of Christ. We cannot carry it all. It is He who is helping us.” Nicaragua today is a country trapped between two identities: on the one side it is a nation led by a government that in many respects continues a long history of dictatorship, as […]

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Burkina Faso: Trapped and forced to flee their convent

10 Apr , 2019  

After their hasty departure from Kompienbiga, in the south-east of Burkina Faso, the sisters of the congregation, Sœurs des Campagnes took refuge with the brothers in the male branch of their same congregation, in Pama, back in January 2019 and just before the assassination of Father César Fernandez. Sister Thérèse, the Mother Superior, and Father […]

Interviews

Central African Republic – Bishop denounces “predators” who seek to rob the riches of the country

6 Apr , 2019  

The Central African Republic is not only the poorest country in the world, but at the same time one of the most dangerous. For five years now an on-going civil war has been ravaging the country, with fighting continuing between the Islamist “Seleka” rebels, the so-called “Anti-balaka” militias, drawn from the non-Muslim population, and soldiers […]

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MIRIAM, The voice of Aleppo

5 Apr , 2019  

In Aleppo the number of Christians shrank fivefold during the war. Now the economic crisis and the lack of professional employment opportunities are a source of anguish, especially for the young. The performers are a choir of 60 or so children and young people, supported by five musicians. It is Saturday 17 March in the […]

News

Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela – “We are simply watching people die”

5 Apr , 2019  

The heartrending testimony of a Venezuelan doctor which we give below is a reflection of the terrible problems people are still suffering from in this South American country, and of the humanitarian crisis resulting from the scarcity and high cost of medicines in particular. It comes on top of the failures in the national electricity […]

Feature Stories

ACN’s 2019 Lenten and Easter Campaign for religious sisters: Extraordinary Women: Thanks to God. Thanks to you.

19 Mar , 2019  

As part of its international Easter campaign in support of the work of religious sisters, the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has collected testimonies from sisters from different countries. This article is the story of a religious sister from Kazakhstan.   Sister Vera Zinkovska, born in Shortandy, Kazakhstan – 43 years […]

Interviews

“The Catholic Church does exist in Morocco. And it is a Samaritan!” Bishop Cristóbal López of Rabat says.

19 Mar , 2019  

Find out first-hand information about the country Pope Francis will visit at the end of March The universality of the Catholic Church becomes palpable in many places where Christianity is in the minority, including Morocco, a country with 37 million inhabitants, 99.9% of whom are Muslim and only 0.08% are Catholics. A small, but great […]

News

Bishops speak out over electricity blackout in Venezuela

14 Mar , 2019  

 “In this time of legal darkness, there has been added a literal darkness” The political and economic crisis that is ravaging Venezuela has become even worse in recent days as a result of the electricity blackout that has affected the whole country, 23 different states, since March 7 this year. According to information provided by […]

Press Release

Strong religious women: Heroines and the “heart” of the church

8 Mar , 2019  

International Women’s Day on 8 March honours the indispensable efforts of women and campaigns for their rights. The focus of this day is less on the about 660,000 women worldwide who have dedicated their entire lives to serving their fellow humans: religious sisters. During the Lenten and Easter season, the pontifical foundation Aid to the […]

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