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An important step, but one that needs to be followed by action

“The new day to commemorate the victims of religious violence is an important step to ensuring that more attention is paid to persecuted Christians in the future,” explained Dr Thomas Heine-Gelder...

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Pope Francis blesses 6,000 rosaries for Syria: as part of a spiritual initiative by ACN to comfort the grieving.

On 15 August, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis, during the Angelus prayer in St Peter’s Square, blessed 6,000 rosaries destined for S...

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Boko Haram strikes back in Cameroon - Amputee women, the new tactic of terror

On the night of July 29, members of the terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the town of Gagalari in the diocese of Yagoua in the Far North region of Cameroon....

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Syria: a mother, her son killed in the war, finds strength in her faith: ‘our roots must be planted in God’

Yolla Ghandour, a Syrian-Armenian Catholic and mother of three, lives in Aleppo. She saw some of the worst fighting of the Syrian civil war. She talked to Aid to the Church in Need about the death...

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Summer camps in Syria – “She felt her heart had begun to beat again”

In the course of 2019 the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) is supporting over 40 different proj...

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Sri Lanka: “The whole country was baptised overnight“

Father Prasad Harshan supports the victims of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka with his “Faith Animation Team” An interview by Stephan Baier / Kirche in Not (ACN) Fat...

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Renewed by Faith: Jolo Cathedral Restored After Twin Bombing

“I can see their faces, I could remember everything.” (Father Jeff Nadua to R...

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Christians in Pakistan living between hope and fear

The Catholic Church in Pakistan is important for the country, says Reinhard Backes. He recently visited Pakistan for the fourth time as permanent section leader of the Pontifical Foundation Aid to...

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Cuba: A shepherd to my people

With great sadness the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation has received news of the passing of His Eminence Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega Alamino, who dedicated...

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The final struggle: What remains of Christianity in Iraq five years after the ISIS invasion?

On August 6, 2014, IS units razed and conquered the Christian settlements of the Nineveh Plain, north of Mosul. Some 120,000 Christians had to flee overnight. Many of them found refuge around the...

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Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organization for war refugees and recognized as a papal foundation since 2011, ACN is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted or oppressed or suffering material need. ACN supports every year an average of 5000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding.