The Voice of the suffering and persecuted​

Papua New Guinea: “People suffer greatly in the jungle, they have nothing’


“I visit communities that can only be reached by foot, by boat or by canoe,” said Father Prado. Now, thanks to his new vehicle, he can reach many more people.

ACN calls for prayers for the Holy Father’s swift recovery


Pope Francis has been hospitalized in the Gemelli clinic, in Rome, after routine exams detected a respiratory infection.

Nigerian prelate demands to be treated justly


“We hope these new leaders will treat everybody fairly and justly, so that it doesn’t matter who you are, you should be treated as any other citizen. We are not making any special demand, just to be treated justly, fairly and with equity.”

Archbishop: ‘We want to be treated as Iraqi citizens’


“We don’t ask for anything special as Christians, we want to be treated just as Iraqi citizens, equal to anybody else, no more, no less. We want our human dignity to be respected as all other Iraqi people.”

Haiti: kidnapping of priest is ‘outrageous’


Faced with this “painful and outrageous” event, the provincial of the Clerics of Saint Viator uses terms such as “violence” and “anarchy” to describe the “dark hour” the country is experiencing.

‘Our brother’s blood set us free’—Nigerian seminarians recall their kidnapping


They beat us during those phone calls. We were crying with the tension, while our parents listened over the phone. This routine continued for about two weeks. Every time we made the call, they beat us.

‘You journeyed with our suffering people until death’


He was injured during the Syrian war, in 2012, when a staircase collapsed during a bombing, crushing his hands and much of his face.

Nigeria: We ask our leaders, ‘Why do you allow your citizens to be killed?’


“Some camp residents have suffered multiple displacements. Others have seen their loved ones slaughtered, shot at, and butchered like animals. We have staff who give psycho-social counselling to address their trauma.”

Nigeria: young woman loses both parents in Fulani herdsmen attack


“One of the men took his machete and cut off my mother’s head. Her blood splashed on my face. I screamed.”

Pope Francis, 10 years standing by persecuted Christians


The Pope flagged “a polite and hidden persecution of Christians, no longer marked by terror and terrorist violence, but by a lack of regard for conscience and by pressure to live in ways that are opposed to moral values and to the sacred,”

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