SRI LANKA:   “Fundamentalists see Christianity as a threat”  Esther Gaitan-Fuertes – ACN International
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SRI LANKA:  “Fundamentalists see Christianity as a threat” Esther Gaitan-Fuertes – ACN International

SRI LANKA  “Fundamentalists see Christianity as a threat”   Bishop Noel Emmanuel of the Trincomalee diocese in eastern Sri Lanka has visited the international offices of the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) in Germany. In May 2009 the end of a 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka was officially declared. Separatist...

EGYPT:  “Terrorist attacks will not undermine the unity of the Egyptian community”  Marta Petrosillo – ACN Italy
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EGYPT: “Terrorist attacks will not undermine the unity of the Egyptian community” Marta Petrosillo – ACN Italy

EGYPT “Terrorist attacks will not undermine the unity of the Egyptian community”    “These attacks will not undermine the unity of the Egyptian community.” The words are those of Pope Tawadros II, Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, speaking to a delegation from the Italian section of the international Catholic...

MEXICO : Another two young priests murdered – ACN Malta
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MEXICO : Another two young priests murdered – ACN Malta

MEXICO Another two young priests murdered   Mexico has been named “the most dangerous place to be a priest”, even worse than Syria, and sadly is living up to its reputation as the violence continues in the first few weeks of 2018. News has emerged that another two priests have been killed in the early...

UN launches two-year Recovery Programme for reconstruction
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UN launches two-year Recovery Programme for reconstruction

IRAQ UN launches two-year Recovery Programme to fast-track reconstruction   Representatives from neighbouring countries and investors gathered in Kuwait this week to discuss ways to rebuild Iraq’s economy and infrastructure as it begins to recover from a devastating conflict against Islamic State militants who had seized almost a third of the country.This conflict left thousands...

IRAQ: ACN pledges another US $5 million aid for  displaced Christians to return home  Karla Sponar – ACN International
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IRAQ: ACN pledges another US $5 million aid for displaced Christians to return home Karla Sponar – ACN International

IRAQ  ACN pledges another US $5 million in immediate aid for  displaced Christians to return home “They can only come back if they have help”   To date, 35 percent of the Christian inhabitants of Iraq have returned to their hometowns, as the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) found out after...

EGYPT: “Before my father died, he gave me the keys to the church” Murcadha O Flaherty and Engy Magdy –ACN UK
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EGYPT: “Before my father died, he gave me the keys to the church” Murcadha O Flaherty and Engy Magdy –ACN UK

EGYPT “Before my father died, he gave me the keys to the church” A 15-year-old Christian, who held her dying father in her arms moments after a Cairo suicide bomb attack by Daesh (ISIS), has spoken about her heart-breaking experience.Marian Nabil Habib told Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need about the “martyrdom” of...