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Ethiopia: A Missionary Pleads for Peace as “New Beginnings” Fail to Materialize

A Catholic missionary sends out a plea for peace from war-torn Ethiopia The missionary, who cannot be named for security reasons, spoke to pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need – International (ACN), about the situation in northern Ethiopia, where the conflict between government forces and those loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front […]

Burkina Faso: Resurgence of Terrorist Attacks, Christians in Danger of Dying

According to reports received by Aid to the Church in Need, security in northern Burkina Faso has drastically deteriorated in recent months. Armed groups are reigning terror over the whole population, demanding taxes, pillaging and robbing people in many parts of the country. However, the latest testimonies from the displaced peoples collected by ACN in […]

Increasing Danger for Pastoral Workers around the World

The pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is increasingly concerned about the danger to priests, religious and lay missionaries in many parts of the world. So far in 2021, the media have reported that at least 17 people have been murdered and 20 have been abducted. “Being a priest or religious does […]