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A secret global bestseller turns 40

16 Jan , 2019  

Aid to the Church in Need’s Children’s Bible celebrates anniversary   This year, the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its children’s Bible, God Speaks to His Children. Since its release, more than 51 million copies have been distributed across the globe in 189 languages. “It […]

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NIGERIA: More than 2,000 persons remain in Boko Haram captivity

29 Dec , 2018  

The mother of Leah Sharibu, the Nigerian girl held by Boko Haram for almost ten months now, asks the world community “do not get tired of praying for her, until she comes back.”   Leah, 15 years old, was kidnapped along with 110 other students when Boko Haram stormed on February 19, 2018 in a […]

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DRC: “We do not know what tomorrow will bring”

22 Dec , 2018  

On 23rd December, 40 million Congolese citizens will go to the polls to elect a new president, 500 members of the national assembly and 715 members of provincial parliaments. The country’s people are anxiously awaiting the poll, which has already been postponed several times.   On 13th December, 8,000 electronic voting machines, intended for polling […]

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SYRIA: “We didn’t want to leave our home, but the roof fell in on us”

13 Dec , 2018  

How ACN is helping the local Church in Homs to distribute aid for fuel and heating Remond Ziade was 72 years old in that first year of the war in Homs, one of the cities most heavily involved in the fighting since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011. Widespread street protests were […]

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IRAN : «A Church without martyrs would be like a tree without fruit »

11 Dec , 2018  

Shortly after the United States had imposed new economic sanctions on Iran, Archbishop Ramzi Garmou of Teheran, who is also president of the Iranian bishops’ conference, spoke with the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Born in the territory now known as Iraqi Kurdistan, he has been living in Iran since 1976 […]

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Cardinal Brenes: “The tears of the people are the tears of God”

7 Dec , 2018  

“Dialogue is the only solution”– Advent message of the Nicaraguan bishops A few days before the national feast day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes, the Archbishop of Managua, has called on people to “pray for Nicaragua, for peace and unity among the people and in the families”. […]

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A “BRIDGE OF LIGHT” BETWEEN ROME AND ALEPPO – LAUNCH OF ACN’S CAMPAIGN: CANDLES FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

5 Dec , 2018   Video

“After almost 8 years of conflict in Syria, the consequences are indescribable, above all for the little children. Through our campaign we want to raise awareness of the critical conditions into which the country has been plunged and pray for peace and reconciliation.” The words are those of Philipp Ozores, the Secretary General of the […]

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50,000 CANDLES FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

4 Dec , 2018   Gallery

The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is launching a Christmas campaign of prayer, aid and solidarity for the people of Syria, entitled Candles for Peace in Syria. The campaign formally begins on the first Sunday of Advent, 2nd December, with the symbolic lighting of a candle […]

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Ethiopia: Islamists bribing Christians to convert

1 Dec , 2018  

Young Christians in Ethiopia are being lured to convert to Islam by promises of jobs, education, help to buy houses and other aid, according to a Christian leader. Christians, desperate to escape poverty, are being bribed to join the Muslim religion, Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need was told by a religious leader […]

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ASIA BIBI IS CONCERNED FOR THE SAFETY OF HER DAUGHTERS

1 Dec , 2018  

THE MAN WHO IS SHELTERING HER FAMILY TELLS ACN: “IN THE LAST FEW DAYS THE ISLAMISTS HAVE SHOT AT THE GATEWAY OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO FIND A PLACE OF SECURITY SOON, PERHAPS EVEN IN ROME FOR CHRISTMAS.” “We are afraid. In the last few days they have shot at the […]