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Christians Still Face Persecution Globally, But There are Signs of Hope: Catholic Charity

Dec 30, 2021

Christians continue to face persecution across the globe but there are many signs of hope, according to the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

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Kidnapping, Forced Conversion of African Christian Women Alarming: Catholic Charity

Dec 27, 2021

The number of Christian women and girls kidnapped and forced to change their religion has grown “in the last few years” in a number of African countries, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Aid to the church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Archbishop in South Sudan Says People’s Faith Growing amid Hardships

Dec 10, 2021

Even without proper Church structures in place, the number of people coming to places of worship in South Sudan has been increasing steadily, the Catholic Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said.

Children in South Sudan participating in the rosary campaign. ACN

"One million children praying rosary": Kids Join Rosary Initiative Inspired by Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.

Ash Wednesday celebration at St. Patrick cathedral in Maiduguri, Feb. 26, 2020/ AFP/Getty

Despite Danger, Clergy of Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese Ministers to Refugees of Terrorism

Jul 17, 2021

Father Joseph Bature Fidelis of the Diocese of Maiduguri is aware of the danger priests face from local Islamist terror groups.  

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme o Nigeria's Maiduguri Diocese. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Calls for Worldwide Prayer of the Rosary to Defeat Islamism

May 7, 2021

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri has called for fervent prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary in reciting the Holy Rosary, saying that it is through the devotion to the Mother of our Lord that the war against Islamist militants in the West African country will be won.

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We Have a Lot to Learn this Lent from Persecuted Christians, Advocate Says at Vatican

Feb 14, 2021

In approaching the penitential practices of Lent, Catholics can learn a lot from persecuted Christian communities, an advocate for Aid to the Church in Need said at the Vatican on Friday.

Mother of the two brothers that were killed alongside 19 other Christians in Egypt.

“I’m the Mother of Martyrs”,Mom of Brothers killed by ISIS in Egypt says at Anniversary

Feb 15, 2020

As the Egyptian Coptic Church marks the 5th anniversary of the 21 Christian men who were beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach on February 15, 2015, the mother of two brothers who were among those that were killed by the abductors has said that she is a “mother of martyrs” and exuded confidence that her sons are in heaven, praying for her family.

Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Iraqi Cardinal Pleads for Help for Christians on Nineveh Plain

Dec 9, 2019

Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has appealed for financial and spiritual aid for Christians in the Middle East, especially in Iraq.