CHINA – Church destroyed and Christians detained in Henan province – ACN Malta
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CHINA – Church destroyed and Christians detained in Henan province – ACN Malta

CHINA – Church destroyed and Christians detained in Henan province    China Aid, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting religious freedom and human rights for Christians in China, reported that local authorities in Henan province destroyed a Christian church last month. 300 police officers and inspectors turned up for the demolition of Shuangmiao Christian Church...

June 27, 2017June 28, 2017by
CAMEROON – Bishops ask state to protect clergy after bishop’s murder – ACN Malta
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CAMEROON – Bishops ask state to protect clergy after bishop’s murder – ACN Malta

CAMEROON – Bishops ask state to protect clergy after bishop’s murder   Following autopsy results which revealed that a missing archbishop had been murdered a few weeks ago, the bishops of Cameroon have called on the government to “assume its noble task of protecting human life, and notably that of ecclesiastical authorities.” The bishops noted that...

June 27, 2017June 28, 2017by
SOUTH SUDAN – Pope Francis donates $500000 for aid projects  – ACN Malta
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SOUTH SUDAN – Pope Francis donates $500000 for aid projects – ACN Malta

 Pope Francis donates $500000 for aid projects in South Sudan   Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, the prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development presented “The Pope for South Sudan” initiative at a press conference. Other speakers were Dr. Michel Roy, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis; Sr. Laura Gemignani, Nzara General Hospital, South Sudan; Sr. Yudith Pereira-Rico,...

June 27, 2017June 28, 2017by
SYRIA – “Life is very hard. We cannot go on like this” –  ACN Malta
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SYRIA – “Life is very hard. We cannot go on like this” –  ACN Malta

“Life is very hard. We cannot go on like this” – Interview with Fr Hilal from Aleppo Fr Ziad Hilal first visited Malta last autumn when the fighting in Aleppo was at its peak. On his latest visit he spoke to Geraldine Griffiths from Aid to the Church in Need,  Malta  about the current situation...

June 27, 2017June 27, 2017by
VENEZUELA -Attacks against the Church escalate – ACN Malta
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VENEZUELA -Attacks against the Church escalate – ACN Malta

VENEZUELA – Attacks against the Church escalate   Venezuelan bishops have openly criticised President Maduro’s “repressive nature through the suffocation of legitimate protest with excessive and inhuman violence.” Citing the government’s “repressive nature through the suffocation of legitimate protest with excessive and inhuman violence,” the bishops said that they cannot ignore “the sadness and suffering that...

June 20, 2017June 20, 2017by
IRAQ- Christian church destroyed by IS rebuilt by Muslim residents – ACN Malta
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IRAQ- Christian church destroyed by IS rebuilt by Muslim residents – ACN Malta

IRAQ – Christian church destroyed by IS rebuilt by Muslim residents   A church in a district once terrorised by Islamic State has been restored with the help of Muslim neighbours. During the IS occupation the Chaldean church, which is an Iraqi church in full communion with the Pope in Rome, was damaged by terrorists. It was left...

June 20, 2017June 20, 2017by
EGYPT- Proposed law to ban Western names – ACN Malta
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EGYPT- Proposed law to ban Western names – ACN Malta

EGYPT – Proposed law to ban Western names targets Christians   Egypt’s parliament is currently debating a ban on Western names in a move that appears to target the Christian population. If the proposed bill is passed, Egyptian parents who give their newborn children Western names will face a fine of up to LE5,000 ($280) and...

June 20, 2017June 20, 2017by