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Cameroon – The Church is threatened – ACN-Interview

Cameroon “The truth we speak is not welcome in this fratricidal conflict.” At present the Anglophone areas of Cameroon are constantly being shaken by a conflict between Anglophone separatist groups and the Francophone central government. In this context of fratricidal conflict, the Church is attempting to rekindle dialogue between the two parties. Bishop Emmanuel Abbo […]

ACN’s Interview – Iraq – “If the families do not return to their homes, then Christianity will disappear”

Iraq: “If the families do not return to their homes, then Christianity will disappear”   Father Salar Kajo is one of the priests who have accompanied the over 120,000 Christians who were forced to flee their homes following the invasion by Daesh (Islamic State/IS), and who have spent the last three years as refugees in […]

Syria – “The Christians are scared to death and fear for their lives”

Damascus “The Christians are scared to death and fear for their lives”  The current military offensive in Syria not only affects the inhabitants of the Eastern Ghouta region, but also those of neighbouring Damascus. The shelling of the capital city continues. The Christian district at the eastern edge of the old city has also been […]

Central African Republic – The forgotten war in the heart of Africa

Central African Republic: “we were obliged to bury many people of all different religions”   The present situation in the Central African Republic, following five years of war and violence, is a profoundly distressing one. Speaking to the 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Bishop Juan José Aguirre-Muñoz of Bangassou […]

Press Release – Episcopacy denounces violence against civilians in South-Sudan

South Sudan Episcopacy denounces violence against civilians   United together from February 21 to 23, the Catholics bishops of South Sudan resolutely denounced the violence perpetrated against civilians, as “war crimes” inflicted by both the opposition and the government who are accused of killing, raping, burning, beating, looting, harassing and detaining civilians, even keeping entire […]

PRESS RELEASE: Syria – Death and destruction in a Christian town

Suffering in Sadad: Bodies of family discovered in a well By John Pontifex, ACN United-Kingdom Adaptation, Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Montreal, November 5th, 2013 – Horrific details are emerging of atrocities carried out in a Christian town in Syria, where 1,500 families were held hostage and 45 were killed, including two teenage boys, their mother […]