ACN Partakes in UK Independent Review on Persecution of Christians
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ACN Partakes in UK Independent Review on Persecution of Christians

Aid to the Church in Need has been involved in producing a report commissioned by the British Foreign Secretary showing the scale of persecution of Christians around the world and the response of the United Kingdom Government to their plight, the first of its kind to be requested by a national government minister. The report...

MOSUL, IRAQ: Exactly 2 Years After
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MOSUL, IRAQ: Exactly 2 Years After

Exactly 2 years ago, on 10 July 2017 the Iraqi government declared the defeat of Daesh (ISIS). The liberation of Mosul took place three years after the city had been subjected to strict sharia law, including forced conversions, mass executions and a resurgence of slavery. When the city was liberated, “no one believed that the...

Syrian Priest: ‘I Know What War Means’
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Syrian Priest: ‘I Know What War Means’

Father Raimond Girgis, Franciscan, Superior of the Saint Paul Memorial at Damascus, Makes Appeal Speaking to ZENIT in Amman, Jordan  “I know what war means, the scare, the fear of dying, I experienced it all in person,” says Father Raimond Girgis, Franciscan, Superior of the Saint Paul Memorial at Damascus. “My church was five times...

ZIMBABWE: 140 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY
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ZIMBABWE: 140 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY

Africa has continued to be a continent where wars, famines and religious conflicts take place. In many regions, Islamist terrorist groups are putting the lives of Christians in danger. In addition, corruption, crime and natural disasters threaten the lives of the faithful. But that is not all there is to know about this continent. At...

“TRUST GOD WHO ALONE CAN DELIVER US”
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“TRUST GOD WHO ALONE CAN DELIVER US”

A Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Jalingo, North Eastern Nigeria, Fr. Batare Eugene has called on Catholics in the region to forgive one another and return to God who alone he said could give and take life. He made the call during a funeral service held on June 21, 2019, in Janibanibu village by...

SOWING HOPE FOR MORE CHRISTIAN FAMILIES IN IRAQ
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SOWING HOPE FOR MORE CHRISTIAN FAMILIES IN IRAQ

As part of its reconstruction efforts in the Nineveh Plains, Iraq, the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has begun work to restore the homes of 41 Christian families in the town of Bartella. Approximately 220 additional people will benefit from this project, the latest in ACN’s program, which has already helped renovate...

Nigeria: “The attacks on Christians are becoming more aggressive ”
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Nigeria: “The attacks on Christians are becoming more aggressive ”

The turmoil continues in Nigeria. Reports of the defeat of the terrorist group “Boko Haram” contradict what the priest John Bakeni experiences every day. The priest is responsible for coordinating aid for survivors of terrorist attacks and displaced persons in his native diocese of Maiduguri in northern Nigeria. The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to...