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Burkina Faso: ACN is helping the victims of terrorism

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The commitment also includes a fund to be established for the families so that they can eventually support themselves through income generating projects in the longer term, such as livestock rearing and horticulture.

Pakistan: Christians, other religious minorities are denied COVID-19 aid

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He called on the Pakistan government to provide masks, gloves and other COVID-19 protective equipment for sanitary workers and domestic workers—many of whom are Christians.

Conquering hate with love—70th anniversary of the ‘Miracle of Vinkt’

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“I did not beg them for bacon, money or clothing. I only begged for love and at the very end I asked whether they would join me in praying for their suffering brothers in Germany. They prayed with tears in their eyes.”

Nigeria: Michael Nnadi & Bolanle Ataga—martyrs walking toward the barking dogs

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According to Muhammad [one of the kidnappers], they had killed Michael because he kept asking them to repent and turn their lives around from their evil ways.

In Burkina Faso, terrorism and COVID-19—‘a disaster within a disaster’—pose a double threat

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“the gravity of the situation is unchanged, and indeed in some places even worse” than before the pandemic, with almost a million people left homeless and a total absence of any effective response from either national or international authorities.

In Niger, in time of the virus, fears of anti-Christian violence

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Yet, despite his confidence in the government, the bishop warned that “we have to be on our guard, nonetheless, as the reactions of the fundamentalist Muslim extremists are unpredictable.”

In Nigeria, a priest reflects on deadly Fulani attack in light of Easter season

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“I asked myself why it was that I organized an occasion to honor the mother of God and this would happen on this same day. I wondered where our Mother was that she could not intervene but allowed these people to suffer.”

Istanbul: Could the former basilica of Hagia Sophia again become a mosque?

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“The ‘Christian people’ of Turkey’ are extremely cautious, given what they have been through.”

In Mozambique, insurgents wage war hidden by ‘law of silence’

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“There are many financial interests and those who are funding all this are finding fertile ground due to the poverty, the lack of opportunities and the resulting youth unemployment.”

The Catholic Church in Cambodia: a small community comes into its own

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“We are gradually getting a feel for how art, evangelization and respect for the culture can all work together to help us understand one another.”

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Words of Comfort and Hope

“This brief note is to let you know that we, the monks in Sri Lanka, are praying for the whole world every day from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm before the Blessed Sacrament. And as we pray for the whole world, we have not forgotten you at ACN; you and your loved ones are also remembered in a special way. We pray that the Good Lord may protect you, your loved ones from this pandemic as we believe in a God who is good.”