ADVENT MESSAGE FROM ACN INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT, CARDINAL MAURO PIACENZA
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ADVENT MESSAGE FROM ACN INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT, CARDINAL MAURO PIACENZA

Holy Mass for Monday of the Second Week of Advent (Is 35:1-10; Ps 84; Lk 5:17-26) Königstein, 10.12.2018 Homily by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, President Today’s readings present salvation to us as a meeting: “Look, your God is coming,… he is coming to save you”, says Isaiah, and so we too must go out to meet...

IRAN: DID YOU KNOW?
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IRAN: DID YOU KNOW?

IRAN: DID YOU KNOW? 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...

NEW BLESSEDS FOR THE CHURCH
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NEW BLESSEDS FOR THE CHURCH

NEW BLESSEDS FOR THE CHURCH Every 8th day of May has been set aside as the Feast day for the 19 martyrs of Algeria who have just been beatified on December 8 at the Basilica of Santa de la Cruz, Oran Algeria by Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. In a...

YEMEN:  SAVE THE CHILDREN!
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YEMEN:  SAVE THE CHILDREN!

YEMEN:  SAVE THE CHILDREN! In his Lenten message for 2018, Pope Francis reminded the world and especially Catholics not to forget that in various parts of the world, many people, especially children, feel the daily pangs of hunger. Recently, during the bridge of peace organised by Aid to the Church in Need at the Polish...

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ASIA BIBI: DAUGHTERS’ SAFETY AT STAKE

ASIA BIBI: DAUGHTERS’ SAFETY AT STAKE “We are afraid. In the last few days they have shot at the gate outside the house where we were living. We face constant threats, and more than once I have been followed.” Such is the frightening situation being endured by the daughters of Asia Bibi, as reported to...

ADVENT: A MOMENT OF HOPE
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ADVENT: A MOMENT OF HOPE

ADVENT: A MOMENT OF HOPE As Christians prepare for the coming of the newborn King at Christmas, Pope Francis has invited all to a vigilant commitment, “looking outside ourselves, expanding our minds and hearts” to the needs of others, to the many people tormented by hunger, injustice and war; to the needs of the poor,...

LEAH SHARIBU: A CANDLE IN THE DARK
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LEAH SHARIBU: A CANDLE IN THE DARK

LEAH SHARIBU: A CANDLE IN THE DARK Leah Sharibu is a 15-year old Nigerian girl. She was abducted when Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in the town of Dapchi, Diocese of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria on 19 February 2018 kidnapping 110 school girls. Within a month after their abduction, some of the girls reportedly...

SYRIA: PEACE FOR THE CHILDREN
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SYRIA: PEACE FOR THE CHILDREN

   SYRIA: PEACE FOR THE CHILDREN In the words of Cardinal Mario Zenari, the Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, the civil war in Syria is a “slaughter of the innocents” in which many children had been “killed by bombs, drowned in the ocean, suffocated by poison gas, mutilated, traumatised, subjected to sexual abuse, forcibly enlisted in...