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Christians in Iraq: Quo Vadis?

“IS tried to take the monastery. In August of 2014 we were convinced that they would succeed,” Archbishop Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, abbot of the Syriac Orthodox Mar Ma...

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ACN approves a total of over 3 million Euros for 40 projects for the reconstruction of Syria

 “The aid has to help people rebuild and get back to living a decent life.” The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Ai...

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INDIA: Attacks and harassment against Christians at historically high levels

Christians and religious minorities 10 years after Khandamal Riots 2008 was a year Catholics in the Indian state of Odisha suffered a terrible suppression at the h...

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Crisis in Venezuela – Another priest shot dead in order to steal his car

The extremely grave situation for priests in Venezuela continues to be one of the major concerns of the pontifical foundation ACN. Yet another priest has been murdered in Venezuela...

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North Korea: where Hollywood movies are being watched secretly

Thanks to two historic encounters in recent months, North Korea has become headline news in the media recently. The first meeting took place on April between the respective heads of state of North Kor...

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“Cattle, as important as they are, cannot be valued over human beings”

Nigeria – The roots of a conflict with social and religious ramifications. Bishop Ignatius Kaigama, Archbishop of Jos, capital of the Plateau State, located i...

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In Egypt, Coptic MP fights for the rights of Christians

DR. EMAD GAD is a Member of the Egyptian House of Representatives and a professor of political science at Cairo University. A member of the Orthodox Coptic Church, he has represented the Free...

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Help to rebuild two village chapels destroyed by a cyclone

In January 2017 the coastal region of northern Mozambique was battered for five long days by a severe cyclone. The tropical storm brought heavy rainfall and devastated large swathes of the countryside...

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Archbishop Alberto Ortega, Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan: “It is not possible to imagine the Middle East without the Christians”

On Wednesday 4 July the papal Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega, visited the Spanish national office of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation...

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Help for the training of 91 seminarians in the diocese of Sonson-Rionegro

It is not easy to fit in all these 91 young men on a single photo… They are the seminarians currently studying at the diocesan seminary of Our L...

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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.