ACN Feature: Malawi – Catholic Church observes growing Islamization with concern

Malawi Catholic Church observes growing Islamization with concern  Bishop Monfort Stima spoke about the growing trend toward Islamization in the Mangochi diocese of southern Malawi while visiting the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). He did say, however, that traditional Islam is rather moderate in Malawi and has always coexisted peacefully. Furthermore, […]

ACN Feature – The Pope’s visit to Lesbos

Pope Francis in Greece “Pope has changed the way people think about Christians” A Jordanian priest believes: The Pope’s visit to Lesbos sends a message to Arab states to do more for the refugees     The Pope’s solidarity visit to Lesbos last Saturday sent a strong message to the Arab states to do more […]

ACN Interview – Interreligious dialogue in Pakistan

Pakistan Grand Imam and Dominican Unite Against Christian Persecution in Pakistan With persecution against Christians rife as the result of radicals and militants,  the Grand Imam of Pakistan’s second largest mosque, Badshahi Mosque in Lahore,  Imam Syed Muhammad  Abdul Khabir Azad, and a Dominican priest, Father James Channan OP, are working together to protect the […]

ACN PRESS – Nigeria and Boko Haram

 Nigeria Boko Haram fighters: “80% want out”   Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, said up to 80 percent of Boko Haram fighters did not share the terror group’s Islamist ideology and were therefore likely to respond to the chance to lay down their weapons and walk away. Montreal/Königstein: Thursday September 24, 2015:  Offering amnesty […]

Feature story – Lebanon

Lebanon “What will become of us Christians?” Due to the large number of Syrian refugees, Lebanon is in danger – warns a Lebanese Archbishop The Lebanese Archbishop Simon Attallah fears for the future of Lebanon’s Christians. The cause is the threat to the country’s demographic balance arising from the large number of Syrian refugees in […]

FEATURE STORY – Nigeria “The problem is bigger than Boko Haram”

Nigeria “The problem is bigger than Boko Haram”   Kaduna and Zaria, two towns in the center of Nigeria which lay on the border between the Christian south and Muslim north, have suffered Boko Haram’s bloody attacks. They are also places where, after the 2011 elections, at least 900 Christians were slain. With the recent […]

ACN Feature: Central African Republic

Central African Republic A Miracle of Forgiveness   Easter is the feast of love, which conquers hate and death. And yet: it is difficult to love your enemy. It is commonly believed that offering love to the same person who is responsible for loved ones being wiped out or the loss of the roof over […]

Greetings from Dohuk – Iraq

Today I would like to share with you the points below which we heard from the majority of the displaced people who we met. Why we need international protection? Why we need safe haven area? There are today new realities on the ground in northern Iraq after the speed through which ISIS controlled vast swaths of […]

Press Release: Central African Republic

More than 3,500 houses burned down in the Diocese of Bouar; thousands of people are fleeing By Eva-Maria Kollman, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, September 20, 2013 – A dramatic worsening of the situation in the Diocese of Bouar in the north of the Central African Republic has been reported to […]