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Mons. Kaigama: “If the elections are marred by violence many innocent Nigerians will pay the prize”

“ACN can mobilize their world net-work of friends, benefactors and supporters to commit Nigeria to special prayers at this critical time of elections.” Nigerians w...

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Saif Ul-Malook: „My life is destroyed, but I do not regret having defended Asia Bibi”.

Asia Bibi’s lawyer Saif Ul-Malook spoke to a delegation of ACN in Lahore, Pakistan. “Even though my life might have been destroyed due to Asia Bibi’s case, I do not regret having defended her. I...

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Venezuelan Church denounces the political repression and human rights violations

United in their concern to “avoid still greater suffering and pain for the people” and in their hope for a change in the course of the political and democratic situation that Venezuela is currentl...

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The church in Pakistan places its hope in educating the Christian minority and ensuring it has access to the educational system

Joseph Arshad, archbishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, discussed the situation of the Catholic church in Pakistan with Aid...

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United Arab Emirates: “Thank you, Pope Francis”

The Pope celebrated the largest Holy Mass ever to be held on the Arab Peninsula in Abu Dhabi. But what will be the result of the papal visit? Gregory Fonseka is grateful: “I alre...

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Mgr. Ignacio Wolcan Olano Bishop of Tucareambó, in Uruguay

Mgr. Ignacio Wolcan Olano Bishop of Tucareambó, in Uruguay, came to visit the Headquarters of ACN and send a message for you....

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Philippines: The Church in Jolo fighting the “forces of evil”

Jolo, Sulu - A small city in military lockdown, an all-out war in the adjacent municipality against violent extremists, families in mourning after burying their dead, injured patients recovering in va...

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A message of Sister Mercy McDunnough (Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara)

With a missionary nature, the Sisters of the Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virgen of Matará are committed to the proclamation of the Gospel and the witness of Christ through the evangelizati...

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“The seed has been sown”. Eastern Church leaders hope historic papal visit in Abu Dhabi will be a source of lasting momentum

Catholic Church leaders from the Near East have emphasised the significance of Pope Francis’s visit to the United Arab Emirates. “I believe that this is a very positive sign for the relationship b...

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For one Catholic family in Pakistan, poverty is a bitter reality

After five years of marriage, Gulzar Masih and his wife, a Catholic couple, adopted a baby girl from a local hospital with the help of a family friend. The girl was named Meerab. Living in Sargodh...

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