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ACN NEWS: Pakistan Discouragement and hope in cases of kidnapping

Pakistan Discouragement and hope in cases of kidnapping A 15-year-old young Christian girl, kidnapped and victim of sexual slavery, becomes pregnant By John Pontifex and Massimiliano Tubani for ACN International Translation and adaptation by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Information   The lawyer of the young girl’s family declared to Aid to the Church in […]

ACN News—Religious Freedom: EU to reinstate Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion

ACN News—Religious Freedom EU to reinstate Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion at a crucial time By Marcela Szymanski, ACN International 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 […]

ACN News – The case of an abducted girl in Pakistan

PAKISTAN The case of an abducted girl, 14, taken to High Court by her Christian family   By John Pontifex, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web, June 22, 2020 A Christian family in Pakistan has gone to the High Court in their fight to win back their 14-year-old […]

ACN Interview – Mozambique: The hidden war

Mozambique: The hidden war “It is important to know what is happening – 52 young people were massacred on April 7 for refusing to join the insurgents.” An interview with Mgr. Luiz Fernando Lisboa, Mozambique 27.04.2020 by Maria Lozano Published on the web April 28, 2020 Pope Francis has been one of the few international […]

ACN News – India – Christian released on bail after 11 years in jail

  India Christian released on bail after 11 years in jail Accusations were false by Anto Akkara, for ACN USA Adapted by ACN Canada Published online March 2, 2020   BHASKAR SUNAMAJHI (43) is one of seven Christians falsely accused and convicted of the August 2008 murder of a Hindu leader in the Kandhamal district […]

ACN Feature Story: Batnaya rises again in Iraq

  Iraq Batnaya rises again by Irmina Nockiewicz & Maria Lozano , ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada Published on the web February 25, 2020 Batnaya is a town in the north of Iraq, some 24 km from Mosul. Before ISIS arrived there were 950 families living here, all of them Chaldean Catholics. It was […]

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 from Nigeria –  A spiritual reflection on the recent terrorist attacks

Photo, Nigeria, diocese of Minna – March 2012 St. Theresa´s Catholic Church in Madalla – partly destroyed by Christmas day bombing in the church on 25.12.2011 Nigeria “Darkness has thrived, but it has never won.”   A spiritual reflection on the recent terrorist attacks   By Tobore Ovuorie, for ACN USA Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, […]

ACN News – “2019 was a year of martyrs”

ACN International Initial assessment of the last year: “2019 was a year of martyrs” by Maria Lozano & Jürgen Liminski, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Published on the web, January 10, 2019 Thomas Heine-Geldern, president of the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), gives an initial assessment […]

Press Release  – #RedWednesday, November 20, 2019 – Stones and Prayers

Press Release  – For Immediate Release   #RedWednesday, November 20, 2019 Stones and Prayers A show of solidarity with persecuted Christians!   The face of at least five monuments will be illuminated in red this year across Canada.  Of them: Mary-Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal and Saint Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto.   Montréal, […]