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Many emergency relief organizations have provided help to the earthquake victims in Syria, but sadly, they will be leaving soon. Aid to the Church in Need will remain in Syria. Thanks to our donors, we continue to provide food, fresh water, blankets, and medicine. But so many faithful are still without the fundamental items to survive day to day.
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News of the Suffering and persecuted
Ethiopia: Give peace a chance
“People are so fed up with the suffering. They need a solution, and so we hope that something will come out of these talks.”
Brazil: In tears, a bishop thanks ACN
“I had bishops in tears, telling me that they can carry out their pastoral ministry, thanks to the support of the generous men and women who contribute to ACN.”
Bishop calls for government action after killings at Catholic school
A police officer who was working as a security guard at a Catholic school for girls in north-eastern Pakistan opened fire on a group of teachers and students, killing two young girls.
‘Everyone has family in Khartoum’
Predominantly Muslim Sudan and Christian South Sudan used to form one country, but it split in 2011 after decades of civil war. But the countries and their populations still have a great deal in common.
Egyptian martyrs bring orthodox, Catholics closer together
The Sirte Martyrs will be celebrated on February 15, the date of their deaths, on both calendars, making them the first saints to be honored by both Churches since they split following the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD.
India: In West Bengal the flock thrives
“There is no anti-conversion law in West Bengal yet, said Rettig, adding “there is greater religious freedom there, compared to other parts of the country.”
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Projects of the month
Support Religious and Lay Missionaries in a Struggling Diocese in Argentina
Añatuya is one of the poorest diocese in Argentina. Most of its population of barely 200,000 live widely scattered across …
A Vehicle for a Remote and Extensive Parish in India
The Parish of Saint Francis Xavier in Lazu is a remote parish in the Diocese of Miao in the far …
Help Catechists in Pakistan
“Pakistan‘s Vatican.” This is how Khushpur, in the Faisalabad district of the Punjab, is sometimes humorously referred to, as it …
Persecution outlook around the world
Christians around the world face persecution for various reasons, including government oppression, cultural hostility, extremist attacks, official religious domination, and violations of religious freedom.
In authoritarian regimes like North Korea, China or Eritrea, Christianity is viewed as a threat to power and control. In cultures where a majority religion dominates, Christians may be seen as outsiders and targeted for abuse.
Extremist groups, such as Islamic extremists in the Middle East and Nigeria, target Christians out of religious hatred. Some countries have laws and policies in place that limit or prohibit the practice of Christianity, often in the name of serving the dominant religion. Religious freedom is often disregarded as a basic human right, leading to persecution, suffering, and denial of rights.