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ACN NEWS – Nigeria “Genocide is happening in Nigeria”

Systematic violence against Nigerian Christians by Fulani herdsmen constitutes genocide, according to a leading Catholic bishop who stressed that Muslims are also falling foul of the violence. Following the kidnapping and deliberate execution on July 23 of five aid workers by Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto told Catholic […]

ACN Interview: Christians in the Middle East

Photo: Iraq 30 November 2019 Candlelight vigil around the cross in Baghdeda Christians in the Middle East Fresh risk of genocide to Middle East Christians by Fionn Shiner, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web December 19, 2019   Middle East Christians are at direct risk of a second […]

Iraq: There are forces interested in destabilizing the situation and expelling the Christians

IRAQ: There are forces interested in destabilizing the situation and expelling the Christians   SYRIAC-ORTHODOX Archbishop Mar Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf heads the Archeparchy of Mosul, Kirkuk and the Syriac Orthodox Church. In this interview, conducted by Ragheb Elias Karash for the foundation Aid to the Church in Need (USA), he addresses the plight of Christians […]

ACN Feature Story – Hope in the midst of hopelessness in Rwanda

Rwanda A Tale of Mercy It is 1994. Over the course of just 100 days , approximately 800,000 people are slaughtered in Rwanda. This genocide counts as one of the greatest human tragedies in African history. A Polish missionary living in Rwanda for over 30 years, Fr. Stanislaw Filipek SAChas, has devoted his service to spreading awareness […]

ACN Press: Recognizing a Genocide

Recognizing a Genocide When will it be Canada’s turn? Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is rejoicing at the announcement made this morning by US Secretary of State John Kerry, to the effect that the repeated attacks against members of religious minorities in Iraq and in Syria such as the Yezidis, Shiites and Christians […]

Press release: Christians of the Middle East: Genocide underway

Montreal, Canada Christians of the Middle East: Genocide underway Montreal, Wednesday February 3, 2016 – “Christians of Iraq were numbered 1.5 million in 2004 and are now only 250.000, those who remain are risking their lives each day,” writes Marie-Claude Lalonde National Director of the Canadian office of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) […]

IRAQ – Our people have been abandoned

Government accused of leaving displaced Christians to their fate The Government of Iraq is guilty of not helping Christians desperate to flee Islamic State (IS) militia, according to a leading Catholic bishop from the country. Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil said Iraq’s national government in Baghdad “has done nothing, absolutely nothing” for 120,000 Christians […]