HONG KONG Bishop says  China “trampling” on Christianity by cross removals – ACN Malta
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HONG KONG Bishop says China “trampling” on Christianity by cross removals – ACN Malta

HONG KONG Bishop says  China “trampling” on Christianity by cross removals   The Archbishop of Hong Kong, Most Rev Paul Kwong, said the Chinese government is “trampling on Christianity” by removing church crosses. He also expressed scepticism over the government’s reasons for taking the crosses down. Chinese authorities had previously stated the church crosses were...

BANGLADESH – Catholic Church demands more rights for ethnic minorities -Eva-Maria Kolmann – ACN International
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BANGLADESH – Catholic Church demands more rights for ethnic minorities -Eva-Maria Kolmann – ACN International

BANGLADESH Catholic Church demands more rights for ethnic minorities   During a visit to the international headquarters of the Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Archbishop Moses M Costa of Chittagong lamented the fact that the rights of the ethnic and religious minorities are not explicitly mentioned in...

COLOMBIA-Pope’s visit will offer encouragement -ACN Malta
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COLOMBIA-Pope’s visit will offer encouragement -ACN Malta

COLOMBIA Pope’s visit will offer the people encouragement   The President of the Colombian Episcopal Conference (ECC), Monsignor Oscar Urbina Ortega, spoke about the Pope’s eagerly anticipated visit to the country on 6-11 September. He said Colombians are expecting from Pope Francis “a word of encouragement for evangelization, for reconciliation and not to ever go...

NORTH KOREA –   62 year old Canadian pastor released from prison – ACN Malta
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NORTH KOREA – 62 year old Canadian pastor released from prison – ACN Malta

NORTH KOREA   62 year old Canadian pastor released from prison   A 62-year-old Canadian pastor who was sentenced to a life term of hard labour in North Korea for “crimes against the state” in December 2015 has been released on humanitarian grounds, the country’s official news agency says. The release comes as tensions mount between...

SUDAN – A chance for a better life –  Oliver Maksan
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SUDAN – A chance for a better life – Oliver Maksan

SUDAN A chance for a better life –  Oliver Maksan The Catholic schooling system is one of the pillars of the Church – and ACN is supporting its work Dust and mud brick houses everywhere – as far as the eye can see. The houses are indistinguishable in colour from the ground on which they...

Vatican hospital will care for seriously ill refugee children – ACN Malta
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Vatican hospital will care for seriously ill refugee children – ACN Malta

Vatican hospital will care for seriously ill refugee children   Bambino Gesù Hospital of the Holy See and the United National High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) have agreed to provide badly needed care to Jordanian and vulnerable refugee children with serious illnesses. The partnership will ensure that more than 300 children receive life-saving surgery in...