A HEAVY ATTACK ON THE DIOCESE OF ALINDAO
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A HEAVY ATTACK ON THE DIOCESE OF ALINDAO

A HEAVY ATTACK ON THE DIOCESE OF ALINDAO Rebel forces known as ex-Seleka from General Ali Darassa’s faction have attacked refugees taking shelter in the compound of the Cathedral of the Diocese of Alindao in the Central African Republic. The attack which occurred on 15th November 2018 left 42 people dead including the Vicar General...

ACN TO LAUNCH NEW REPORT
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ACN TO LAUNCH NEW REPORT

ACN TO LAUNCH NEW REPORT Part of our mission as Aid to the Church in Need is to be a voice for persecuted Christians – to tell their stories of faith and courage, to call for prayer and justice on their behalf and to call the attention of the world to their plight. We achieve...

ACN PRAYS FOR DEPARTED BENEFACTORS
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ACN PRAYS FOR DEPARTED BENEFACTORS

ACN PRAYS FOR DEPARTED BENEFACTORS The Chapel of the Good Shepherd Balzan was filled to its capacity on Sunday 18th November 2018 with benefactors, families of departed benefactors, Local Superior and Sisters of the Good Shepherd, staff and promoters of Aid to the Church in Need (Malta) for a Requiem Mass which is held annually...

ASIA BIBI: ACN AT THE FOREFRONT
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ASIA BIBI: ACN AT THE FOREFRONT

ASIA BIBI: ACN AT THE FOREFRONT Right from the inception of the Asia Bibi case, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been at the forefront, providing all forms of support to her and her family. For instance, in February this year, the Italian Office of ACN invited Asia Bibi’s husband and daughter for...

ACN (MALTA) HOSTS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
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ACN (MALTA) HOSTS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

ACN (MALTA) HOSTS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT Aid to the Church in Need (Malta) played host to its newly elected International Executive President, Dr. Thomas Heine-Geldern from 5th to 7th November 2018 who was on a routine visit to the Maltese Office of the Pontifical Foundation. Dr Heine-Geldern was accompanied by the National Director of Aid to...

THE SEED OF CHRISTIAN UNITY
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THE SEED OF CHRISTIAN UNITY

THE SEED OF CHRISTIAN UNITY United in their appeal for peace in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis and the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, have demonstrated that faith in Christ is a bond that is stronger than any denominational difference. The Assyrian Church of the East, based in Northern Iraq, has approximately...

UPDATES ON ASIA BIBI
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UPDATES ON ASIA BIBI

After Asia Bibi was pronounced innocent on 31st October 2018, protesters who continue to demand her execution, blocked highways and forced the closure of schools and businesses. This violent protests were organised by the Islamist political movement Tehreek-e-Labbaik. In order to end the protests, Pakistan’s government agreed to a deal which allowed Tehreek-e-Labbaik to begin...

“THEY DIED AT THEIR POST”
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“THEY DIED AT THEIR POST”

THEY DIED AT THEIR POST Between 1994 and 1996, Bishop Pierre Claverie O.P. and 18 others were killed during the Algerian civil war. The cause for their beatification opened in 2007 and at the beginning of this year, Pope Francis signed the decree confirming that they died in “odium fidei” (hatred of the faith) thus...

SUCCESS STORY
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SUCCESS STORY

SUCCESS STORY: BICYCLES FOR CATECHISTS In the Indian diocese of Rayagada, there are just 50,000 Catholics among a total population of approximately 5.5 million people. And the area has been notorious for the violent attacks against Christians there. Most of these Catholics come from the poorest and most socially excluded levels of society and many...

A NEW DAWN FOR ASIA BIBI
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A NEW DAWN FOR ASIA BIBI

Good news! Remember Asia Bibi? The Pakistani Catholic mother of five who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010? She has been proved innocent and set free. Pakistan’s Supreme Court this morning (Wednesday, 31st October) overturned the death sentence hanging over the Catholic labourer from Punjab who in 2010 became the first woman in...