ACN Feature Report: Christians as victims of global developments

WORLD 2019 – One of the bloodiest years for Christians thus far  The papal charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has voiced concern in the face of increasing attacks on Christians all over the world. “As the brutal bombings perpetrated against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday show, 2019 is […]

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 PROJECT OF THE WEEK IN INDIA : Rebuilding their church

ACN Success Story  An immense and fascinating country, the Indian sub-continent is home to over 16 million Catholics.  The great majority is poor and does not have the funds to support the development of their parishes.  Aid to the Church in Need is there to respond to the needs of bishops, community superiors and others […]

ACN Feature – Nigeria and terror groups

Nigeria Fulani terror group commits Boko Haram-style massacres Last December, Aid to the Church in Need spoke with Msgr Joseph D. Bagobiri of Nigeria.  Here is what he revealed to our Italian colleagues.     Between 2006 and 2014 more than 12,000 Christians have been murdered and 2,000 churches destroyed by Islamist terror groups in […]