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Venezuela: “We could not survive without the solidarity of Christians worldwide”

As one of the leading exporters of crude oil, Venezuela was once the most affluent country in South America. Today, the country has reached up to one million per cent inflation and large parts of...

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IRAN : «A Church without martyrs would be like a tree without fruit »

Shortly after the United States had imposed new economic sanctions on Iran, Archbishop Ramzi Garmou of Teheran, who is also president of the Iranian bishops’ conference, spoke with the p...

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“We didn’t want to leave our home, but the roof fell in on us, so we had no choice”

How ACN is helping the local Church in Homs to distribute aid for fuel and heating Remond Ziade was 72 years old in that first year of the war in Homs, one of the cities most heavi...

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Cardinal Brenes: “The tears of the people are the tears of God”

“Dialogue is the only solution”– Advent message of the Nicaraguan bishops A few days before the national feast day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Car...

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Crimea: the restitution of a Catholic church in Sevastopol, which had been turned into a cinema during Soviet times, is described as an act of “historical justice”

Earlier this year, in accordance with a law for the restitution of religious buildings, the authorities returned the church of Saint Clement in Sevastopol to the Catholic Church. The churc...

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Ethiopia: Islamists bribing Christians to convert

Young Christians in Ethiopia are being lured to convert to Islam by promises of jobs, education, help to buy houses and other aid, according to a Christian leader. Christians, desperate to escape p...

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Algeria: “They died at their post”

Between 1994 and 1996, Bishop Pierre Claverie and 18 others were killed during the Algerian civil war. The cause for their beatification opened in 2007 and at the beginning of this year, Pope Fran...

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“Whatever may happen, the Church in Cuba will not give up in the face of the difficulties”

Both the Cuban people and the Catholic Church in the country are living through a time of change, and yet the lack of true reforms and the lack of resources together constitute one of the greatest...

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A “Bridge of light” between Rome and Aleppo – launch of ACN’s campaign: Candles for peace in Syria

“After almost 8 years of conflict in Syria, the consequences are indescribable, above all for the little children. Through our campaign we want to raise awareness of the critical conditions into whi...

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Launch of the Religious Freedom Report around the world

Around the world, people joined ACN's campaign for religious freedom. From Chile to Australia - through Brazil, Mexico, USA, Canada, Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Swi...

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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.