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PAKISTAN / NATIONAL 16/00585
Urgent security measures for St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary, Yohannabad, Lahore: Seminarians

Dec 7, 2016Project of the Week: Enhanced security to protect against terrorism in Pakistan

Pakistan Enhanced security measures to protect against terrorism  Horrific terrorist attacks occur time and again in Pakistan. Christians are not the only victims of terrorism, but Christian churches and other institutions are particularly at risk. One of the places that has suffered most in this...

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Mark von Riedemann took some pictures of the thousands of drawings that the Syrian children have made asking for peace. Note that this is only a selection.

Dec 6, 2016Feature Story – EU reps Skype with Syrian Children

Aid to the Church in Need Initiative at the European Parliament with Syrian Children European parliamentarians will be speaking directly to school-children from Aleppo, Syria via Skype this Tuesday December 6, also, Saint Nicolas day. In cooperation with the pontifical charity Aid to the Church...

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Nov 30, 2016Help for 12,000 refugee families in Mosul

Iraq 12,000 families still need help  Since the summer of 2014 when forces of the terrorist militia the so-called “Islamic State” declared an Islamic caliphate in north-west Iraq and eastern Syria, spreading fear and horror with their bestial cruelty, some 3.3 million people were forced...

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Nov 23, 2016Project of the Week – reconstruction of a presbytery in Chile

Chile Rebuilding after an earthquake In the 19th century Sotaquí, lived an elderly and very holy woman. Her name was Antonia Pizarro. She had a profound knowledge of herbal remedies, and thus was able to help many sick people. One day, as she was on...

Myanmar, November 2014
Buddhist temple in Lashio.

Nov 18, 2016RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT 2016

World ACN Report on Religious Freedom Rapport 2016  “Hyper-extremism” : a threat to World Peace Religious Fundamentalism – more lethal than ever seen before – is unleashing death, destruction, displacement and instability at unprecedented levels, according to a report out today.  This is at least what...

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Nov 17, 2016Feature Interview: Iraq – Archbishop Bashar Warda

Iraq “People will go back when Mosul is liberated” The displaced Christians in Erbil will probably not be able to return to their villages in the Nineveh Plain until the of summer 2017. While military operations have broadly secured the area, snipers, mines and pockets...

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Nov 16, 2016Project of the Week – Formation of Seminarians in Brazil

Brazil Formation for 28 seminarians in the diocese of Marília Brazil still holds onto its place as the most populous Catholic nation on earth. Yet, the percentage of Catholics in the country continues to fall. Today, only around 72% of over 190 million Brazilians still...

Myanmar, November 2014
Buddhist temple in Lashio.

Nov 15, 2016RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT 2016

World ACN Report on Religious Freedom Rapport 2016  “Hyper-extremism” : a threat to World Peace Religious Fundamentalism – more lethal than ever seen before – is unleashing death, destruction, displacement and instability at unprecedented levels, according to a report out today.  This is at least what...

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Nov 9, 2016Project of the Week: Bulgaria

Bulgaria Support for the apostolate of five Franciscan Sisters   Bulgaria is now a member of the European Union, but despite this, around a fifth of the 7.1 million or so inhabitants of this Southeast European nation still live in poverty.   In fact, one...

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Emergency help for displaced people Maroua Mokolo

Nov 3, 2016ACN Interview – Emergency Aid for Cameroon

Cameroon Terrorism and a forgotten Africa Time and again, the northern part of Cameroon has become the scene of suicide attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.   The people in Maroua-Mokolo are afraid. Time and again, the dioceses located along the border to Nigeria have become...

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