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Afghanistan: Shahnaz Bhatti, Testimony of a Catholic Sister

Originally from Pakistan, Sister Shahnaz Bhatti is a member of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret. Until August 25, the religious Sister was serving in Afghanistan, when she was able to leave the country through the help of the Italian armed forces. She talked about her experiences with Aid to […]

Afghanistan: “My parents were killed by the Taliban”

“My parents were killed by the Taliban, and I fled Afghanistan when I was 8 years old,” Ali Ehsani, former refugee from Afghanistan. Ali Ehsani is 38 years old—a lawyer by profession. After a very long and difficult journey, he arrived in Italy at the age of 13; he was all alone. He had fled […]

Afghanistan: ACN Sees a Dark Future for Religious Freedom

On August 19, marking the 102nd anniversary of the country’s independence from British rule, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, declared Afghanistan to be the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” in his official Twitter account. Thomas Heine-Geldern, Executive President of the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), expresses profound concerns about the seizure […]