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In Pakistan, a Catholic widow cries out for justice in wake of husband’s murder

Lubna Safdar is a young Catholic widow in Sarghoda, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. She is the mother of a two-year-old son, Sharon. She told Aid to the Church in Need about her suffering in t...

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In Aleppo, Syria, a teenager drew on his faith to make it through the darkest days of the civil war

Piter Essa, 17, graduated from High School in Aleppo, Syria, this spring. Piter, who is Syriac Orthodox, recounts to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) some of his painful experiences of the fighting...

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Sri Lanka: Psychological and pastoral aid for victims of the attacks

ACN supports Church trauma programmes The international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is supporting the Catholic Church in Sri Lan...

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Mauritius: "The Pope unify the mosaic that makes up our island"

On September 9, 2019 Pope Francis will be the second Pope to set foot on the soil of Mauritius, 30 years after Saint John Paul II. During this papal journey, in the course of his visit to...

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ACN accompanies Pope Francis’ visit to Madagascar by supporting projects for the local church

Monsignor Vella: We are the only point of reference for all Malagasy people Aid to the Church in Need accompanies Pope Francis' trip to Madagascar with a series of projects in supp...

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Madagascar: Pope Francis is shortly to visit this large island nation, teetering on the edge of the abyss

In a country ravaged by poverty, corruption and entrenched attitudes, the visit of the Holy Father is good news for its people, 58% of whom are Christians. In the diocesan grounds...

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Ten Years of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria

“The Greatest Asset of the Church is the Faith of the People”  It is exactly ten years since the inception of terrorist activities by the Boko Haram Islamist grou...

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Iraq: Political Islamists attempt to radicalize judiciary

Christians fear a theocracy as parliamentarians try to change the Federal Supreme Court, which interprets the constitution and determines the constitutionality of laws and regulations....

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Sri Lanka: The terror attacks have hurt people of all faiths

Many Buddhists on the island also admire the Catholics for their peaceful, non-violent reaction "The people here are good, but the government is bad". This was the opinion express...

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Holy Land: “Religious fundamentalism places Christians on the fringes of society”

Archbishop reports on the current situation in the Holy Land Pierbattista Pizzaballa has already spent more than three decades of his life in the Holy Land. In 2016, the Franci...

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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.