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Suffering Aleppo - missile on the street
The pictures shows the desastrous effects of the ongoing fighting in Aleppo. The Pictures were sent by a Syrian Sister (who works there with the help of ACN) as example for the bombings in Aleppo. She took it from different facebook sources – copyright and sources not clear:  The pictures are JUST FOR ILLUSTRATION OF THE STORY – NOT FOR PRESS

Apr 29, 2016Syria Interviews : “Our children get coffins for Easter”

Aleppo, Syria Interviews : “Our children get coffins for Easter” In Aleppo the fighting is intensifying again – “If this continues, even more Christians will leave,” Aleppo’s Archbishop Audo fears. The fighting between government and opposition forces is intensifying again in the former Syrian commercial capital of...

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Apr 28, 2016Rome : TURNING THE TREVI RED IN MEMORY OF THE MARTYRS

Rome TURNING THE TREVI RED IN MEMORY OF THE MARTYRS 29 APRIL: TREVI FOUNTAIN IN ROME WILL TURN RED AS AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED COMMEMORATES THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS On April 29, at 8 pm, the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome will turn red...

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Apr 28, 2016ACN Feature – The Pope’s visit to Lesbos

Pope Francis in Greece “Pope has changed the way people think about Christians” A Jordanian priest believes: The Pope’s visit to Lesbos sends a message to Arab states to do more for the refugees     The Pope’s solidarity visit to Lesbos last Saturday sent...

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Apr 27, 2016Project of the Week: Self-sustaining poultry project in Tanzania

Tanzania  A self-sustaining poultry raising project for Sisters in Kisa   The parish of Kisa in the diocese of Mbeya was established in 1927. It has around 3,500 Catholic faithful, who are ministered to by two priests, five religious Sisters of the local congregation of Our Lady...

Ecuador, diocese of Portoviejo after the earthquake, 18.04.2016
Fr. Walter Coronel  (priest at Ahuano in the province of Manabi) wrote to ACN and also sent these  pictures showing the places Jama, Pedernales and and Canoa .: “ …  This is a very dangerous situation in our province.The official information is that 477 people died – in Pedernales until now over 300 people died, in Jama almost 70 and in Portovirjo and Manta about 250 died. Many injured people are assisted on the squares. We don’t know anything about small communities in the villages, we imagine huge damages. Many people along the road are asking for food, blankets and water.Almost all the temples and religious houses are almost completely destroyed or strongly damaged. Today we went with Archbishop Voltolini to see what is the situation, and comfort at least spiritually the people, the road is disrupted, and at points there is no passing, we had to do it phases to get there. 
The photo shows: Damaged church

Apr 22, 2016Ecuador – ‘They need help, and they need it now’

ACN sends emergency aid for earthquake victims in Ecuador Many churches and parish structures have been totally destroyed Water, blankets, torches, food, medicine, candles, mattresses, tents… They are asking for everything, because they have nothing… The situation people are facing in the coastal provinces of...

Ecuador, archdiocèse de Portoviejo après le tremblement de terre 18.04.2016

Apr 21, 2016Earthquake in Ecuador #PrayForEcuador

Earthquake in Ecuador “Funerals in the streets” Many Ecuadorians experienced the earthquake in churches because “it was the hour of the Mass” An odor of decomposition and combustion floats in the streets of the Ecuadorian city of Portoviejo. People desperately ask for water, food and...

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Education grant for 111 students at the seminary in Belgorod for the akad. year 2015/2016: Liturgy at Orthodox Seminary Belgorod

Apr 19, 2016Project of the Week – Russia

 Russia Help for the training of 111 Orthodox seminarians in Belgorod   The historic meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba was an occasion of great joy for ACN for our charity has been committed for almost 25 years now to...

Statut détruite par des bombardements : presqu'un symbole du génocide en cours en Syrie et en Irak envers les minorités religieuses, dont les chrétiens.

Apr 19, 2016Press Release – Upcoming symposium in Montreal : “Are Christians in the world victims of genocide?”

  Canada                 Symposium on Christians victimized by genocide With participation from Aid to the Church in Need Canada Montreal, April 19 2016 – “ We estimate from our point of view that Christians in Syria and in...

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Apr 15, 2016ACN Press talks to Msgr Joly about a vigil he has organized for persecuted Christians

 A vigil for persecuted Christians Prayer and information on an April day   Montreal, Friday April 15, 2016 – At 82 years of age, Msgr Jean-Pierre Joly continues to fan the flame of his priesthood.  And even though he is retired, Msgr Joly is involved...

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The street in Al-Qaryatayn few days after liberated from ISIS.

Apr 14, 2016Syria/Russia Syria trip of Catholic and Orthodox delegation

Syria 08 April 2016 The street in Al-Qaryatayn few days after liberated from ISIS. Syria/Russia Syria trip of Catholic and Orthodox delegation – a “tangible reaction to the meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow”   Last week, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, chairman of...

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