Feature Stories, News, News & Events

Message from our Ecclesiastical Assistant

22 Oct , 2018  

The ACN Campaign for One Million Children Praying the Rosary for Peace and Unity is an invitation to God who is Love to come and dwell in the hearts of all, thereby uniting all people to live together and work for peace which in turn will bring happiness. Why One Million? It could be more; […]

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News

Asia Bibi: acquittal could be close, says family

10 Oct , 2018  

  The family of a Christian woman fighting a death sentence in Pakistan believe the country’s Supreme Court may be on the verge of announcing her acquittal. The court yesterday (Monday, 8th October) referred judgement in the final hearing in the case of Asia Bibi, whose conviction for blasphemy is on appeal. Speaking on behalf […]

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Feature Stories

The new “Nazarenes” of the Valley of the Christians

9 Oct , 2018  

Working through the Saint Peter’s Aid Centre in Marmarita, the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is helping thousands of displaced Syrians each month   Nasra is one of the 20 or more villages belonging to the region known as the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara, […]

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News, News & Events

Syria – ACN embarks on reconstruction programme in Aleppo

5 Oct , 2018  

The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is sponsoring 32 new projects in Syria, at a total cost of 1.8 million Euros, for the restoration of the material and spiritual life of the Christian population there. Children, women and the sick will be among the first to […]

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News

“A positive result of the elections in Kurdistan can persuade many other Christians to stay in Iraq”

29 Sep , 2018  

On the vigil of the vote in the Autonomous Region, Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, speaks to ACN about hope, future and expectations of Christians in Iraq «From this election we expect a positive political change», says Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, […]

Feature Stories

In Pakistan, a Muslim convert confronts great risks in becoming a Christian

27 Sep , 2018  

This is the story of Kainut, a brave 20-year-old girl who grew up a Muslim, with a Christian mother and a Muslim father, but she chose to become a Catholic. As a result, she and her family are suffering harassment, discrimination and worse. According to Islamic law, if someone leaves Islam, that person can be killed […]

Interviews

Prospect of hope and a future for the South Sudanese refugees dispersed throughout many camps in Uganda

18 Sep , 2018  

Christine du Coudray, the person responsible for the Africa Department at the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), returned from a journey to Uganda a few weeks ago. While there she visited the Bidibidi and Imvepi camps located in the north-west of the country. There are 1.2 million refugees, coming for the […]

Events, Feature Stories

FILIPINO FAMILIES SHARED THE GIFT OF JOY TO THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN IRELAND

13 Sep , 2018  

Dublin, Ireland. A growing disillusionment among Catholics in Ireland due largely to decades of alleged child sex abuse scandals made Dublin an ideal venue of the World Meeting of Families 2018. Church leaders here confess to a crisis of faith.  “Families today face many challenges in their efforts to embody faithful love, to bring up […]

Interviews

A Bishop speaks about the crisis in the Central African Republic: “The perils of life can never prevent the Church from prospering and growing.”

12 Sep , 2018  

How is the situation generally in the country at the present time? The Central African Republic is continuing to strive as best it can to emerge from the crisis that has affected it like a gangrene for the past five years and more. The new democratically elected authorities are struggling to assert their authority throughout […]

News

ANOTHER INCIDENT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A CHRISTIAN WOMAN IN PAKISTAN

11 Sep , 2018  

SHE WAS THROWN FROM A SECOND STOREY ROOF AFTER REFUSING TO CONVERT TO ISLAM Binish Paul is 18 years old and a Christian. She attends public school in Pakistan. On 22 August, a young Muslim by the name of Taheer Abbas threw her from the second storey roof they were out on because she had […]