Syria: Fresh Violence threatens weak Christian Presence
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Syria: Fresh Violence threatens weak Christian Presence

40,000 to 50,000 Christians are already caught up in the escalating conflict in north eastern Syria, as Turkish troops attack Kurdish-led forces. This number is very likely to increase in the coming days. Warnings that the fresh violence could unleash a renewed – and potentially fatal – exodus of Christians from the region have come...

Haiti’s Catholic Church Calls for Urgent Political Acting
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Haiti’s Catholic Church Calls for Urgent Political Acting

Bishop of Hinche: “Please pray for us. This country is dying” “It is now that they must act to change lives in Haiti. Tomorrow will be too late”. This is the urgent call of the Bishops’ Conference of Haiti in an open letter [dated September 27] addressed to Haiti’s political leaders whom the bishops blame...

Maltese and Gozitan Children to Join Worldwide Prayer Initiative
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Maltese and Gozitan Children to Join Worldwide Prayer Initiative

On Friday 18th October 2019, about 20,000 Maltese and Gozitan school children are expected to join one million children from all over the world to pray the rosary for unity and peace in the world. The event is organised by Aid to the Church in Need (Malta), in collaboration with the Coordinator of Spiritual Development...

2019 YEAR OF TOLERANCE GOES GLOBAL
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2019 YEAR OF TOLERANCE GOES GLOBAL

The 2019 Year of Tolerance proclaimed in the United Arab Emirates in December 2018 goes global as world leaders converge on New York City for the opening of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly. What began as a national initiative in the United Arab Emirates has now become a global enterprise. In December...

FR. PIERLUIGI MACCALLI, ONE YEAR IN CAPTIVITY
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FR. PIERLUIGI MACCALLI, ONE YEAR IN CAPTIVITY

“Of course!” Walter Maccalli, also a missionary and priest, does not have the least doubt that his brother, Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, who was abducted in Niger exactly one year ago on 17 September 2018, will eventually be set free. Precisely on the first anniversary of his brother’s abduction, Father Walter, an Italian SMA missionary currently...

ACN ASSISTS 127,000 FAMILIES IN SYRIAN CONFLICT
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ACN ASSISTS 127,000 FAMILIES IN SYRIAN CONFLICT

Since 2011, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) financed 850 projects helping 127,000 families, including orphans, minors, and sick in Syria.  With the support of benefactors, around 46,000 children, young people and students also benefitted from these projects, which provided emergency aid, pastoral care, and support to the livelihood of Christians in Syria. The...

“HOLIDAYS WITH GOD”: ACN Summer Camp offers Hope and Meaning
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“HOLIDAYS WITH GOD”: ACN Summer Camp offers Hope and Meaning

According to the Catholic Bishop of Odessa-Simferopol, Mons. Jacek Pyl, the increase in the number of families in Crimea that are living below the poverty line has been particularly steep. Many families cannot afford to go on holiday. As soon as school closes for the holidays, many children have to spend their time on the...

POPE FRANCIS BLESSES ICON FOR ACN CAMPAIGN IN SYRIA
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POPE FRANCIS BLESSES ICON FOR ACN CAMPAIGN IN SYRIA

The second part of the “Console my People” prayer campaign for Syrian Christians organized by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) together with the Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Syria for families whose dear ones were abducted or killed during the eight years of the conflict, commenced on 15th September 2019, with the blessing...