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Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria razed by fire. Credit: Courtesy Phtot

Catholic Entities Condemn Gruesome Murder of Catholic Priest in Nigeria

Jan 16, 2023

The Catholic charity foundations, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), and Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, have condemned the Sunday, January 15 attack on Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria in which the Parish Priest was killed and his Assistant left in critical condition.

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Catholic Bishop Decries “terrible” Terrorism Consequences on Church Work in Burkina Faso

Jan 14, 2023

Terrorism in Burkina Faso has taken a heavy toll on the ministry of the local Church in the West African nation, a Catholic Bishop has lamented in a report.

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Catholic Charity Rallying for Support of Priest’s Mission in Zimbabwe’s Isolated Villages

Dec 30, 2022

Chitsungo Mission of the Catholic Diocese of Chinhoyi in Zimbabwe is the poorest in the Diocese, the Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said, adding that Priests are finding it difficult to provide pastoral care to needy populations in far-flung villages served by the Catholic mission.

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Catholic Charity Lauds King Charles’ Meeting with Victims of Extremism in Nigeria

Dec 20, 2022

The recent meeting between King Charles III and some of the victims of religious extremism in Nigeria is a laudable step towards addressing the violence in the West African country, the Catholic charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.

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How Nuns in Senegal are Sustaining New Community amid Prolonged Drought, Limited Resources

Dec 19, 2022

Members of the Religious Congregation of the Poor Clares who recently established a community in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dakar in Senegal are working against all odds, including prolonged drought and limited resources, to sustain their mission in the West African country.

Casimiro Jorge Cajucam, the Director of Sol Mansi, a Diocesan radio station in Guinea-Bissau. Credit: ACN

Intimidation of Christians in Guinea-Bissau Threatening Decades of Peace: Catholic Charity

Dec 10, 2022

The long-standing cordial relationship between Christians and Muslims in Guinea-Bissau is under threat with the ongoing religious-based intimidation that targets churches, the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said.

Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre during a conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Bamako Mali. Credit: ACN

Catholic Foundation Concerned about Missing Priest Championing Religious Cohesion in Mali

Nov 24, 2022

For over 30 years, Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre has been a keen champion of religious cohesion in Mali, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said, expressing “pain and concern” over the November 20 disappearance of the Catholic Missionary Priest in a suspected kidnapping incident by jihadists.

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“I pray for their redemption”, Catholic Girl Tortured by Boko Haram in Nigeria Says

Nov 20, 2022

A Nigerian Catholic girl who was forced to watch as his father was beheaded, after which she was captured and tortured for days has forgiven his tormentors, saying that she prays for the militants’ redemption.

Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Ondo, Nigeria. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Address Christian Persecution Lest “Nigeria is overrun as is case of Afghanistan”: Bishop

Nov 18, 2022

Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese has pleaded with lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK) to push their government and other nations to help address the persecution of Christians in the West African nation lest it is overrun by terrorists.

Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese. Credit: ACN

Nigerian Catholic Bishop Backs Petition Demanding Justice for Persecuted Christians

Oct 30, 2022

A Nigerian Catholic Bishop has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, expressed his backing for a petition requesting that the United Kingdom (UK) government "call on their Nigerian counterparts to bring to justice those responsible for genocidal attacks” in the West African nation.

Burnt car in Chipene Mission after the attack in Chipene. Credit: ACN

Mozambique’s Terrorist Attacks “taking on a more religious dimension”: Catholic Missionary

Oct 11, 2022

Christians are being targeted in the terrorist attacks in Mozambique, a Catholic Missionary serving in the country’s Pemba Diocese has said, adding that the violent conflict “is taking on a more religious dimension”.

Bishop Alberto Vera Aréjula of Nacala Diocese in Mozambique. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop Recounts Atrocities Terrorists are Committing in Northern Mozambique

Oct 10, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of  Nacala Diocese in Mozambique has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, recounted atrocities that groups of terrorists are committing in the Northern part of the country.

Children from South Sudan painting a poster of “One Million Children Praying the Rosary 2021”. Credit: ACN

Catholic Charity Announces Children’s Rosary Campaign for Sahel Africa, War-torn Countries

Sep 22, 2022

The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is inviting children from across the globe to join the “One million children praying the Rosary” campaign for countries experiencing war and hunger, especially those in Africa’s Sahel region, which has been described as the “world’s most neglected and conflict-ridden region”.

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Catholic Bishop’s Commitment to Build Cathedral in Zambia Bears Fruit after His Death

Sep 7, 2022

On September 3, the new Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Monze in Zambia was opened, bringing to life the dream that was dear to Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications in January last year aged 53.

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Catholic Priest Says Islamists Forcing Everyone to Worship in Mosques in Burkina Faso

Aug 31, 2022

Islamists in Burkina Faso are forcing Christians to follow Sharia law and to attend prayers in Mosques, a Catholic Priest in the West African country has told the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of the Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria. Credit: ACN

“Be our voice”, Bishop in Nigeria to Catholic Entities, Says Terrorists are Well Connected

Aug 26, 2022

Those behind the ongoing killings, kidnappings and displacements targeting Christians in Nigeria are well connected individuals internationally and are misrepresenting the extent of the persecution in the West African nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Makurdi Diocese has said.

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Catholic Charity Appeals to the UK to Save Nigerian Christians from Growing Persecution

Aug 18, 2022

Catholic charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has raised the alarm on the situation facing Christians in Nigeria where persecution is rife, and implored the UK government to do something to help stabilize the West African nation.

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Catholic Charity Concerned Christians in Some African Countries Practice Faith Underground

Aug 16, 2022

Christians in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and in many other African countries experiencing religious persecution are being forced to practice their faith in hiding for fear of attacks, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.

Preparations for the construction of the diocesan Marian shrine. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Charity Rallying for Support to Fund Construction of Marian Shrine in Angola

Aug 13, 2022

The Catholic Pontifical and Charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is appealing for financial assistance to aid the Diocese of Mbanza Congo in Angola in the construction of a Marian Shrine to “deepen the people’s Catholic identity” in the Angolan Episcopal See. 

Mrs. Sobhy and the perpetrator. Credit: ACN

Catholic Charity Concerned about Muslim Assaulting Christian Women and Going Unpunished

Aug 12, 2022

Catholic Charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has expressed concern about a Muslim man in Egypt who has become notorious for assaulting Christian women and his actions going unpunished every time.