EU to Reinstate Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion at a Crucial Time

The European Union (EU) has decided it will have a Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion, responding to calls from political and civil society fronts in Europe and abroad. The decision was announced on Wednesday,  July 8 by the European Commission (EC) Vice-president, Margaritis Schinas, prompting a sigh of relief among the many organizations working […]

ACN Press – from Aleppo

 Carmelites of Aleppo Contemplative Sisters at the heart of violence Montreal, Thursday, October 13 –  Aid to the Church in Need received alarming information from the Carmelites in Aleppo, project partners of the international charity.    In a letter dated October 11, the Contemplative Sisters describe an extreme situation, as much in Eastern Aleppo as […]

Press Release – Syrian Children appeal for Peace

    Syria More than one million children sign an appeal for peace   Damascus/Montreal Thursday, October 6,  2016 –These days, children at more than 2,000 schools all over Syria are drawing and writing messages to the political decision makers of the European Union and United Nations under the motto “Peace for Children.”   This […]

PRESS RELEASE – Bosnia-Herzegovina

Instability plays into the hands of the extremists Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   ACN, Montreal/Königstein October 7, 2014 – Bosnia-Herzegovina urgently needs reforms and a rapprochement with the European Union. The Bishop of Banja Luka, Franjo Komarica, explained this while talking to staff of the international Catholic pastoral […]

Press Release: Iraq – Patriarch Louis Raphaël Sako to EU Leaders: “Help us avoid a civil war”

By Mark von Reidemann, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   ACN – Montreal, July 10, 2014 – Iraq’s Christian leaders called on the European Union (EU) to help the country avoid a civil war threatening the future of the country and their “very fragile” minorities. The EU heads of State will discuss […]

Ukraine – “For the first time in the history of contemporary Europe, in a European country, people are dying for the European flag, for European values”

By Mark von Riedemann, ACN International Adapted AB Griffin, ACN Canada Thursday, March  20, 2014 — “We believe that Ukraine is a breath of fresh air for Europe,”stated Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishop Borys Gudziak and Professor Myroslav Marynovych, former Gulag political prisoner. “Ukraine is not a trouble spot, but a partner offering a vision – a reminder […]

Nigeria “The twin monsters of corruption and insecurity”

By ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, May 7, 2013 – “Growing corruption and religious violence jeopardise the West African country of Nigeria.” This stark warning by Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, was given during his recent presentation to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels. Cardinal […]