CHRISTIANS IN BURKINA FASO ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY FEARFUL FOR THEIR LIVES
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CHRISTIANS IN BURKINA FASO ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY FEARFUL FOR THEIR LIVES

The murder of a missionary in Burkina Faso reflects the alarming situation into which the country is sliding  “Their vehicle was returning from a meeting in Togo when, just a few kilometres after the frontier, they were ambushed by terrorists who had just murdered four policemen and burned down a customs post. The armed men...

LEAH SHARIBU: ONE YEAR IN CAPTIVITY
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LEAH SHARIBU: ONE YEAR IN CAPTIVITY

Today, 19th February 2019 marks exactly one year since the abduction of 15-year old Leah Sharibu, one of the school girls taken hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists from Dapchi in Maiduguri, North East Nigeria. Speaking with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Reverend Gideon Para-Mallam who is the family guardian and spokesman of the...

THE “ASIA BIBIS” THE WORLD KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT
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THE “ASIA BIBIS” THE WORLD KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT

THE “ASIA BIBIS” THE WORLD KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT In Pakistan, 224 Christians have been victims of the blasphemy law since the law’s passage in 1986, Cecil Shane Chaudhry, Executive Director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) of Pakistan, told a delegation from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) during a visit...

A HOMECOMING NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN
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A HOMECOMING NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN

A HOMECOMING NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN   Christian families in Syria forced from their homes by extremists celebrated their return last Thursday, 14th February with a ceremony marking the reconstruction of 55 houses funded by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). At the service, parishioners packed into St Mary’s Church, in Krak des Chevaliers...

PRAY FOR NIGERIA AT THIS CRITICAL TIME
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PRAY FOR NIGERIA AT THIS CRITICAL TIME

Mons. Kaigama: “IF THE ELECTIONS ARE MARRED BY VIOLENCE MANY INNOCENT NIGERIANS WILL PAY THE PRIZE”  “ACN can mobilize their world net-work of friends, benefactors and supporters to commit Nigeria to special prayers at this critical time of elections.” Nigerians will be going to the polls on 16th February and 2nd March 2019 to elect...

A BEACON OF HOPE FOR SYRIAN FAMILIES
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A BEACON OF HOPE FOR SYRIAN FAMILIES

A BEACON OF HOPE FOR SYRIAN FAMILIES   In the region of Marmarita, Syria, the local Catholic Church is working together with the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need to support the refugee families and help them return to their homes Ghassan Abboud and his wife Maha Sanna used to live in Homs...

SEED FOR A POSSIBLE PAPAL VISIT TO IRAQ
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SEED FOR A POSSIBLE PAPAL VISIT TO IRAQ

SEED FOR A POSSIBLE PAPAL VISIT TO IRAQ   The Patriarch of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church, Mar Louis Raphaël ISakohas said that a pastoral visit to Iraq by Pope Francis would be an encouragement for what’s left of the Christian community as well as a call for every Iraqi citizen to “open up, to build...