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In early May, India counted 20.3 million infections and more than 220,000 deaths.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been supporting 27 projects (worth more than $450,000) to support priests and sisters in India. These consist of subsistence aid and Mass stipends to help them to continue their work during the pandemic.

“The situation is very distressful, very uncertain for people, a moment of pain, suffering and anxiety for everyone because we do not know who would be next and how this virus would spread and infect people and how we can save ourselves from the infection. We don’t know how the next day will unfold. It is only our faith that keeps us going,” Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi

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Father James Channan (centre) praised senior imam Allama Muhammad Zubair Abid (third from left) and other senior officials who refused to back Muslim nurses at the Punjab Institute of Mental Health in Lahore who had accused three of their Christian co-workers of insulting Islam via social media – May 2021. 
Group photo: Father James Channan (Director of the Lahore Peace Centre), senior imam Allama Muhammad Zubair Abid (vice-president of the Pakistan Ulema Board), Pakistan Government representatives and staff of the Punjab Institute of Mental Health in Lahore, Pakistan

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Pakistan: senior imam backs Christian nurses in blasphemy crisis

“It is proof that God does work miracles. We experience them in our lives – those who are enemies can be reconciled.”

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In India’s Gujarat state, new anti-conversion law threatens Christians, Muslims

“In case someone wants to convert, he or she must notify the designated government officer who, after conducting a probe, would have to permit the conversion. Failing that, the conversion would be considered a crime.”

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Report: most of world’s population live in countries that violate religious freedom

In 42 countries renouncing or changing one’s religion can lead to severe legal and social consequences, ranging from ostracism within the family to even the death penalty.

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Mozambique, diocese of Pemba in December 2020
Visit of 2 refugee settlements with the bishop of Pemba diocese from December 2 - 4th 2020- the reed houses are displaced new arrivals who came by boat - the group photos are survivors of Muidumbe massacre (who fled 300 KM on foot to get here) – refugees from Cabo Delgado Province: Women in refugee settlement 
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In Mozambique, fear of new terrorist attacks causes ‘total panic’

“On a daily basis, we strive not only to be priests, but also activists, psychologists, spiritual directors, first aiders, suppliers and distributors of foodstuffs, Caritas volunteers and diocesan volunteers.”

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Pope Francis wants to visit Venezuela

“I pray to God for reconciliation and peace among Venezuelans. I would love to come and visit you.”

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Nigerian bishop urges faithful to ‘pray the rosary for the end of Islamist violence’

“The Sahel region has become a safe haven for groups including Boko Haram that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.”

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Message of Hope from Sister Annie in Syria
Words of Gratitude and Faith

"Aid to the Church in Need has distinguished itself by transmitting the loving charity of so many Catholics to those places where the Body of Christ – which is his Church – is suffering hunger, humiliation, persecution and martyrdom."

Bishop Raul Biord Castillo - Diocese of La Guaira, Venezuela
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