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Mozambique in Crisis – Mozambique Campaign 2022

Press Release – Montreal, April 21, 2022 – For nearly two months, the war in Ukraine has been in the media spotlight. A critical concern, but one that runs the risk of overshadowing the distress experienced elsewhere in the world. “The global shock of the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine has affected us all deeply,” […]

France: The Night of Witnesses 2022 – Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) presents three testimonies of persecuted Christians

Thousands of people physically or virtually attended The Night of Witnesses (La Nuit des Témoins), a series of events under this name organized by the pontifical international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) from January 22 to 28, 2022, throughout France. During these vigils, the portraits of 13 martyrs murdered for their faith in 2021 […]

Project of the Week: Practical Help for Refugees in Burkina Faso

ACN Success Story: Radios, solar lamps and memory sticks with recorded lessons for 800 refugee families Life in northern and eastern Burkina Faso has been virtually paralyzed by terrorism and the resulting critical security situation. The threat of Islamist terrorism is on the increase, with jihadists wanting to establish an Islamic caliphate in the region. […]

Nigeria—Christmas Eve Attacks on Churches

A Christmas Eve attack by Boko Haram—left at least 11 dead and two church buildings razed to the ground. This has prompted a Nigerian bishop to issue a rallying cry, insisting Islamist violence is doomed to failure. In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of […]

Burkina Faso: First Holy Communion, Between Terrorism and COVID-19

Communicants talk to ACN about their faith in Jesus Their faces radiant with joy, children dressed in their white robes dance and sing, clap their hands and pray to God. In Kaya, a provincial capital in Burkina Faso, nothing can overshadow the joy of celebrating the First Holy Communion. For a brief moment, the children […]

ACN Interview: Attacks on Christians becoming more frequent in Nigeria

ACN Interview: Attacks on Christians becoming more frequent in Nigeria Nigeria An ACN Interview in the German magazine F1rstlife –  Attacks on Christians becoming more frequent in Nigeria Published on-line June 14, 2019 The turmoil continues in Nigeria. Reports of the defeat of the terrorist group “Boko Haram” contradict what Father John Bakeni experiences every day. […]

ACN Project of the Week: Help for attack victims

ACN Success Story: Help for attack victims of a church in Pakistan In March 2015 an appalling suicide attack on St John‘s Church in Youhanabad on Christians killed 20 people and wounded another 80 people. The families are all poor, many have lost their main breadwinner or now have to pay for expensive medical treatment. Your help has […]

Pakistan: Promoters of peace after violence

Photos above: Msgr Shah visits the wounded (Catholic TV Pakistan) Pakistan and the Lahore Bombings A great need for prayers, spiritual and moral support Following the attacks of last Sunday which left 74 dead and 340 wounded in Lahore, Pakistan, Father James Channan, OP and director of the Peace Centre located in the city (and a […]

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.”   […]