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Pakistan – COVID-19: ACN Benefactors Save Families from Starvation

Christians are viewed as second-class citizens in Pakistan. Insulted, discriminated against, oppressed, they are rarely given the opportunity to advance socially. Most Christians have to eke out a living in the most poorly paid jobs, often working as day labourers, in the brickworks, as road sweepers, garbage collectors, rickshaw drivers or domestic staff and generally […]

August 22: International Day Commemorating the Victims of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

“We cannot close our eyes to this reality,” states ACN International Executive President Thomas Heine-Geldern Following an unprecedented increase of violence against religious communities and people belonging to religious minorities, the UN General Assembly proclaimed August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Violence Based on Religion or Belief in 2019. But according […]

Albania: A Book on the Saints, for Youth Ministry

To see the saints as our friends and personal companions on our path to God – this is the idea behind the book Online with the Saints. Young readers are introduced to over 100 saints of every age and every nation – men and women, young and old, from many different backgrounds and various vocations […]

Beirut: Christians Defy Land-Grabbers

Christians in Beirut have responded with defiance amid reports that groups seeking to profit from last week’s explosion are trying to persuade them to sell up and leave. An estimated 300,000 families were displaced by the August 4th explosion and Monsignor Toufic Bou-Hadir described how people – including the elderly – are choosing to keep […]

“Christians in Lebanon can count on help from ACN”

Beirut, Lebanon The charity is funding food parcels for survivors of the explosion in Beirut The international Catholic pastoral and pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) has been working for decades with numerous different project partners within Lebanon – above all in the areas of pastoral care and help for refugees. […]

Sri Lanka: Mass Offerings for 30 Rosarian Fathers

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK: Sri Lanka The Rosarians, an Institute of Consecrated Life, are the first contemplative male religious congregation to be founded in Asia. Established in 1928 the congregation also grew a female branch to their order beginning its seeding in 1950. The founding memberof the institute was  Father Bastiampillai Anthonipillai Thomas, who […]

ACN Feature Story – Algeria: In the footsteps of Charles de Foucauld

ACN Feature Story—Algeria In the footsteps of Charles de Foucauld The difficult challenge of maintaining a female Christian presence in Tamanrasset   By Christophe Fontaine, ACN International Adapted by: Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   On May 27 of this year, Pope Francis recognized the attribution of a second miracle to Blessed Charles de Foucauld […]

ACN News – Mozambique: Unfolding Violence Goes Unseen by the World

Unfolding Violence Goes Unseen by the World  “The international community is nowhere to be seen in regard to the problem” in Cabo Delgado, says European deputy Paulo Rangel ACN News, 23.07.2020 by Paulo Aido for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Briget Griffin, ACN Canada “The world does not see, or does not wish to see, […]