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ACN Feature Story: Egypt – Five years on

Egypt – Five years on   Shrine honours 21 Coptic martyrs   Special collaboration –  Engy Magdy Adapted by ACN Canada   Published on the web February 14, 2020   The shrine to the 21 Christian men beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach in February 2015, will hold an exhibition on Feb. 15 honouring […]

ACN Feature Story: Pakistani government-run schools – harsh environment for Christians

Pakistan Government-run schools are a harsh environment for Christians NOMAN is a young Catholic living in Karachi, Pakistan. In an interview with Aid to the Church in Need, he talks about the discrimination and mistreatment he experienced at school because of his Christian faith. Here is Noman’s story: by Tabassum Yousaf,  for ACN International “I […]

ACN Feature – Burkina Faso: Religious congregation forced to flee

Burkina Faso Sisters forced to flee their convent   After their hasty departure from Kompienbiga, in the south-east of Burkina Faso, the sisters of the congregation, Sœurs des Campagnes took refuge with the brothers in the male branch of their same congregation, in Pama, back in January 2019 and just before the assassination of Father […]

ACN Feature Story: Pakistan, an overview of persecution and the blasphemy laws

Pakistan, an overview of persecution and the blasphemy laws Pakistan. A country where the Christian minority experiences terrible persecution and discrimination, simply because of their faith. One tool of discrimination used against Christians or other minorities is the “Blasphemy Law”.  In 1986, the so-called blasphemy law was enacted in Pakistan. In principle, the law protects […]

ACN Feature Story – Helplessness at the Venezuelan border

Aid to the Church in Need recently visited the town of San Antonio de Tachira, in Colombia, in order to offer support and show solidarity with the dioceses on the frontier between Venezuela and Colombia in the present difficult situation and to study the possibility of providing support in the future for the planned migrant […]

Feature Interview: Iraq – Archbishop Bashar Warda

Iraq “People will go back when Mosul is liberated” The displaced Christians in Erbil will probably not be able to return to their villages in the Nineveh Plain until the of summer 2017. While military operations have broadly secured the area, snipers, mines and pockets of militants remain. Until the final liberation of Mosul, it […]

Feature Story: Ethiopia – Why were we attacked?

Ethiopia Attacks on Church’s installations Königstein/Montreal, March 4, 2016 – Almost two weeks after the events (February 18), a Bishop in Ethiopia has expressed his horror after the torching and looting of a Church compound by the very people being helped by priests and Sisters. What caused this rage at the Church facilities? Is the current […]