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Fire in the parish of the Assumption

ACN statement—two churches set on fire in Santiago de Chile

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“Nothing justifies the use of violence, nor the attacks on sacred spaces, nor will the use of violence against the faith and beliefs of others contribute to the defense of social, racial, or economic justice.”

ACN commits $6M for the reconstruction of Beirut

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“We will continue to support the Christians in this country, not leaving them to face this task alone,”

Father Lufti (Custodian of the Holy Land (ACN))

Syria: Friars are caring for Christians living under Sharia law

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“Those extremists have often persecuted, attacked, beaten, tortured and even murdered some of our brothers and sisters.”

One million children praying the rosary can change the world

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“When one million children pray the rosary, the world will change.”

Archbishop Michaeel

Iraqi rescuer of centuries-old books from ISIS destruction is nominated for EU award

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“It’s very important to us to save our heritage and keep it safe for future generations.”

Sawan Masih (CLAAS)

Pakistan: Seven wasted years spent in prison on blasphemy charge

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“No one has been held accountable for him missing seven precious years of his life away from his family.”

Father Pierluigi Maccalli

Held for two years by jihadists, missionary is set free

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“We remain concerned however about the fate of this courageous religious sister, who was abducted by jihadist groups in Mali over three years and eight months ago.”

Archbishop Sater

Archbishop of Beirut: ‘We want to know the truth about the explosion’

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“They keep asking the same question: why? Who did it? We want to know the truth, especially those who lost loved ones who were killed or who disappeared.”

Bishop Kukah (J. Nicholls/ACN)

Nigeria: ‘Our land is now a pool of blood’

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“Where are the Chibok daughters? Where is Leah Sharibu? Who are the sponsored murderers who have overrun our land? Our land is now a pool of blood.”

Mona and her mother Juliette

In Lebanon, ‘a living witness to Christ on earth’

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“Sister Rita comes whenever we need her, she always manages to find time for us. For me, this is the living witness of Christ on earth.”

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.