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Bishop Oliver Doeme of Maiduguri, Nigeria, surveys damage done by Boko Haram

Survey shows decline in US Catholics’ concern about global Christian persecution

“In a world where up to 300 million Christians are confronted with various forms of harassment and outright persecution because of their faith, the US Church simply must do more to inform and galvanize the faithful.”

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Faithul in Qaraqosh, Nineveh Plains, Iraq (Manweel Banna)

Iraq: Christians desire ‘a real and profound change of the political system’

“Personally, I am optimistic regarding the future of the Christians on the Nineveh Plains and in Iraq. Through education and cultural dialogue, we can overcome obscurantism and violence.”

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Deserted front court of the Holy Sepulcher Church

Coronavirus puts economic toll on Christians in the Holy Land

On March 12, the Franciscan Pilgrims Office in Jerusalem cancelled until further notice all Masses booked by pilgrimage tour companies at Holy Land shrines.

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Sister Annie Demerjian

From a nun in Syria, a message of hope and faith in the time of the coronavirus

“To all our ACN donors, we say very sincerely: ‘Thank you for your enormous generosity. You have helped us for so many years and continue to do so.’”

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Father Petzold

Education and dialogue hold key to Christians staying in Iraq

In addition to having lost their faith in the future, in the authorities and in a number of their Muslim neighbors—who had initially welcomed ISIS with open arms— Christians are now facing a very precarious economic situation.

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The Blessed Sacrament in the streets of San Cristobal

The coronavirus in Venezuela—‘a difficult moment and a trial’

Bishop Mario Moronta called on the authorities to “guarantee its citizens safe access to food, medicines, and medical care and to ensure that there are no power cuts or shortages of water and other essential services.”

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About Aid to the Church in Need
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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