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Syria – the situation in Damascus is critical

The inhabitants of the Christian suburbs in the Syrian capital express their desperation at the constant attacks upon them. The international Catholic pastora...

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Silence and indifference help the persecutors. The Colosseum in red can help to open hearts and minds

This weekend on 24 February at 6 p.m. Rome’s Colosseum will be bathed in red light to commemorate the blood of the Christian martyrs – particularly the martyrs of our own time. Simultaneously, bot...

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African bishops welcome the Pope’s call to pray for peace: “God hears the tears of his people”

Faced with the tragic situations of conflict in various parts of the world, the Holy Father Pope Francis has called upon faithful Catholics to join in a special day of prayer and fasting for peace...

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“WATU WOTE – All of us”: A short film about an incredible story of rescue from Islamist terror receives Oscar nomination

  “Aid to the Church in Need made this dream possible,” producer Tobias Rosen confirms. The film “Watu Wote: All of us” has been nominated for an Oscar in the cat...

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Catholic-Orthodox summit meeting in Vienna

ACN President: “Another milestone in the Catholic-Orthodox dialogue” On the second anniversary (Monday, 12.Febr.) of the historic meeting between Pope Francis and...

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Another five million US dollars in immediate aid for Christians in Iraq

Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need: “They can only come back if they have help” Until  now 35 per cent of the Christian inhabitants of Iraq have retu...

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Aid to the Church in Need launches its 2018 Lent campaign: Christians in India – Tested in faith

The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is launching its...

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Nigeria: In spite of attacks and radicalisation the faith is growing

Archbishop of Kaduna on the situation of Christianity in his homeland Even though the government has initiated efforts to regain control over the areas occupied by Boko H...

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ACN to illuminate Coliseum in red – and churches in Aleppo and Mosul at the same time

Breaking through the barriers of indifference to persecution! “Our aim is to break through the indifference, above all among the international community, and to stri...

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"If it weren‘t for the Church, we‘d be dead by now"

A Syrian and a Nigerian archbishop talk about the situation of Christians in their countries At a press conference held in Cologne, Ger...

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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 6000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding.