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Egyptians love their national soccer team, but some feel left out

Christians make up around 15% of the population of Egypt (which means at least more than 15 million people) and are as football-crazy as their Muslim neighbours, but there is not a single Copt in the national team.  As the Egyptian national football team progressed through the African Cup of Nations, soccer fever once again gripped […]

ACN News — COVID19 Coronavirus: An unprecedented Easter in the Holy Land (2)

ACN News – COVID-19 Coronavirus: An unprecedented Easter in the Holy Land by Christophe Lafontaine, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web April 7, 2020   Because of the COVID-19 epidemic and confinement measures, pilgrims are staying away from the Holy Land  which will undoubtedly leave the streets of […]

ACN News — COVID19 Coronavirus: Christians in the Holy Land paying a heavy price(1)

ACN News — COVID-19 Christians in the Holy Land paying a heavy price (1) by Christophe Lafontaine, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web April 6, 2020   Because of the COVID-19 epidemic and confinement measures, pilgrims are staying away from the Holy Land  which will undoubtedly leave the streets of […]

Breaking News – Acquittal of 40 Christians falsely accused in lynching case

  PAKISTAN Justice and freedom at last   By John Pontifex, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada Published on the web January 30, 2020   Christians across Pakistan are rejoicing after a court yesterday (Wednesday, 29th January) acquitted 40 men jailed for alleged involvement in the lynching of two people in a district outside Lahore. […]

Syria – ACN’s support of reconstruction gives hopes for Christians

Syria An action plan to enable thousands of Christians to return to their homes in the Syrian city of Homs was agreed in a house-repair program involving Church leaders and a leading Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). by John Pontifex, ACN-International At the meeting in Homs, the leaders of five Church […]

Egypt: “Help our faithful to stay”, asks Coptic Pope

Coptic Pope: ‘Help our faithful to stay’ The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church has called on a Catholic charity to redouble its efforts to help Christians stay in the Middle East. Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II made the plea at a meeting with Neville Kyrke-Smith, national director of Aid to the Church in Need […]

ACN Project of the Week: Help for attack victims

ACN Success Story: Help for attack victims of a church in Pakistan In March 2015 an appalling suicide attack on St John‘s Church in Youhanabad on Christians killed 20 people and wounded another 80 people. The families are all poor, many have lost their main breadwinner or now have to pay for expensive medical treatment. Your help has […]

ACN Press: Syria – More bombings in Aleppo

Syria A “consternating” situation leaving Christians “exasperated” Aid to the Church in Need recently received information coming from its partners in Syria from the village of Aleppo.  For many days, the inhabitants have suffered through many more bombings.   “Aleppo has known a veritable war for the third consecutive day,” writes Father Fadi.  “The terrorists bomb the […]

ACN Feature: Syria – A Franciscan priest reports from the embattled city of Aleppo

Syria “Things were never so bad in Aleppo before.”   In an urgent appeal to the outside world, Franciscan Father Ibrahim Alsabagh is calling on Christians throughout the world to pray for the Syrian city of Aleppo, currently caught up in the midst of heavy fighting. “Never, since the beginning of this terrible war were […]