Aid to the Church in Need requests prayers for Nicaragua

“We are witnessing an attempt to silence the Church in Nicaragua.” International Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) wishes to express its solidarity, friendship and communion in the face of the sad and painful situation suffered by the clergy and the whole Church in Nicaragua. The international pontifical charity recalls the message […]

Nicaragua bishop on hunger strike to protest police harassment

Many members of the clergy in Nicaragua have suffered because of their opposition to the government and its policies. In March, President Daniel Ortega expelled the ambassador of the Holy See. A Nicaraguan bishop began an indefinite hunger strike on Thursday, May 19 as a protest against police harassment. This is only the latest in […]

Turkey: A “church with open doors” in an Islamic society

Archbishop of Izmir hopes for progress in the dialogue Today, even though Christianity has a tradition of almost 2,000 years of history in Turkey, after various waves of persecution, there are hardly any Christians left. In an interview with the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN-ED), Archbishop Martin Kmetec of Izmir […]

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 […]

“Violence against Christian women is a weapon in the war against religious minorities.”

Co-author of ACN case study describes an increase in the number of attacks The pontifical international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has published a documentary report to address the rise in violence against Christian women in many countries of the world. It bears the title “Hear her Cries: The kidnapping, forced conversion […]

Pope Francis : Invitation to pray for those who suffer discrimination and religious persecution

The first video of the Pope’s Global Prayer Network for the year 2022 calls to become brothers and sisters in humanity as well as to pray for those who experience religious discrimination and persecution. Watch, pray, and share: Spread the word in your networks and share the material available below: . A chart summarizing the […]

Pakistan: Young and Christian; Discrimination, Social Exclusion and Poverty

An ACN program providing new hope to young Pakistani women and equipping them to fight for a better future Life for Christians in Pakistan is not easy. As members of a religious minority, they are frequently victims of discrimination and social exclusion. The majority of Christians belong to the poorest classes of society and include […]