Women often targeted in discrimination of Christian minorities

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Aid to the Church in Need calls attention to the suffering of Christian women in countries where sexual violence is used as a weapon against religious minorities, and urges national governments and international organizations to do more to combat the increasing number of these […]

Pope Francis : Invitation to pray for those who suffer discrimination and religious persecution

The first video of the Pope’s Global Prayer Network for the year 2022 calls to become brothers and sisters in humanity as well as to pray for those who experience religious discrimination and persecution. Watch, pray, and share: Spread the word in your networks and share the material available below: . A chart summarizing the […]

ACN Interview – “It is anything but easy to be a Christian in India today.”

“It is anything but easy to be a Christian in India today.” Dimensions of the community of faith: sources of friction and inspiration from India   Interview with Veronique Vogel, head of the Indian section of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), on the situation of Christians in India. The interview was conducted by […]

Pakistan: Continue moving forward

Pakistan Archbishop of Lahore urges victims to: ” Continue moving forward, bearing the cross “ “I visited every bedside and every victim, of whatever faith. It was truly difficult, because I saw so many children, only four or five years old, both Christians and Muslims, who had been wounded or killed by this terrible attack.”   […]

Special feature – Pakistan: A man with a dream, remembered

Special feature: Pakistan Shahbaz Bhatti: ‘He felt what the people felt.’ Five years have passed since Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities Affairs, and the first Christian to hold such high office in the Federal Government of this Islamic country, was murdered. Up to now it is not clear who stood behind his assassination, though […]

ACN Press – Holy Land – “Islamic State in Palestine”

In Jerusalem a group called “Islamic State in Palestine” calls on Christians to leave Holy Land “We must take threats seriously” Jerusalem/Montreal, Wednesday July 8, 2015 – Following the distribution of anti-Christian leaflets in Jerusalem, Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate called for people to be vigilant. “In some ways we must take […]

ACN Press Release – Egypt “The Church has been strengthened”

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin  ACN, Montreal / Königstein – Thursday February 19, 2014. “The Church in Egypt has been strengthened by the murder of our brothers in Libya.” These are the words of the Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Sohag in Egypt, Youssef Aboul-Kheir, on Wednesday (18.2.2015) when talking to the international […]

Press Release: Bangladesh – Minorities suffer fear and violence

By Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada  Montreal, Tuesday January 14 , 2014 — A  violent and also fatal boycott took place in Bangladesh by opposition parties in the hope of preventing a vote in Bangladesh, following a  general election last Sunday, 5 January 2014.  The ruling Awami league had had […]


While parents here run to buy Christmas presents for their children, parents over there, in far too many countries, run under threat to protect their children from danger. The arrival of Christmas is good news! – So the hymns tell us – news which bears the promise of peace and of love.  However, Christmas has […]

Persecuted and Forgotten? – Report 2013: The situation of Christians in many countries has sharply deteriorated.

  By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by AG Griffin, ACN Canada ACN, Montreal, October 17, 2013 – In many countries the situation of Christians has sharply deteriorated. This is the finding of a report (Persecuted and Forgotten? ) due to be launched at a meeting in the UK Houses of Parliament today by the UK […]