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ACN Feature Story – Bitter memories of time of terror for the priests in Zanzibar

Father Damas Mfoi is a Catholic priest in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar is predominantly Muslim with a small Christian population. Since 2010, Father Mfoi has been a parish priest on the main island of Unguja. In 2012, the otherwise peaceful island community witnessed a series of violent attacks […]

ACN’s Project of the Week – Support for the Catholic the families in Togo

The Fédération Africaine d’Action Familiale (FAAF, or African Family Life Federation) is an initiative for the support of healthy families and the protection of life. It involves doctors of various disciplines, theologians, priests, religious and lay pastoral workers. Its aim is to support families and help them to tackle their problems, offering Africa-friendly, family-friendly and […]

Brazil – ACN Project of the week – Catechetical Material for Marginalized People

Brazil Catechetical materials for pastoral work The “Bethlehem Mission” (Missao Belem) is a lay spiritual community of people who devote themselves above all to caring for the homeless, the addicts, the lonely and all those facing a crisis or some other difficult situation. The members of the community, who describe themselves as “missionaries,” share their […]

Pakistan – The “Asia Bibi” the world knows nothing about – ACN-News

Pakistan: “My husband is innocent!” – The “Asia Bibi” the world knows nothing about   In Pakistan, 224 Christians have been victims of the blasphemy law since the law’s passage in 1986, Cecil Shane Chaudhry, Executive Director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) of Pakistan, told a delegation from Aid to the […]

On Sunday, February 10th, pray for Venezuela!

Venezuela Call to pray for the country on Sunday, February 10   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 currently going through, the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference has launched a […]

Pray for Peace in Korea – Aid to the Church in Need

Historical meeting in Korea on April 27th. Please, Pray for peace in Korea!    Aid to the Church in Need has a National office in South Korea for three years. At several occasion, people who were visited were brought beyond the boundary line. Just below, one delegation visited in 2017.   The PDF File is […]

ACN’s project of the week – Cuba: a Catholic calendar to accompany the faithful

Success Story: Cuba a Catholic calendar to accompany the faithful through the year   Each year, thanks to the help of ACN, the Cuban bishops’ conference is able to publish a Catholic liturgical and catechetical calendar, which has now become an indispensable companion through the year for many Catholics in every diocese of the country. […]

Syria – “The Christians are scared to death and fear for their lives”

Damascus “The Christians are scared to death and fear for their lives”  The current military offensive in Syria not only affects the inhabitants of the Eastern Ghouta region, but also those of neighbouring Damascus. The shelling of the capital city continues. The Christian district at the eastern edge of the old city has also been […]

Central African Republic – The forgotten war in the heart of Africa

Central African Republic: “we were obliged to bury many people of all different religions”   The present situation in the Central African Republic, following five years of war and violence, is a profoundly distressing one. Speaking to the 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Bishop Juan José Aguirre-Muñoz of Bangassou […]

ACN Interview – “It is anything but easy to be a Christian in India today.”

“It is anything but easy to be a Christian in India today.” Dimensions of the community of faith: sources of friction and inspiration from India   Interview with Veronique Vogel, head of the Indian section of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), on the situation of Christians in India. The interview was conducted by […]