Keeping the Faith Alive

The Voice of the suffering and persecuted​

Despite war conditions, Sudan Christians grow closer to God

Currently, with the danger of sniper fire and bombs, all residents are confined to the house, except for courageous volunteers who venture out for firewood. And on top of all their suffering, this small community in Sudan feels that the rest of the world has forgotten about them.

Pakistan bishop calls on international community to stop abuse of blasphemy law

Bishop Samson Shukardin of Hyderabad, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, said that Christians and other beleaguered minorities will never feel safe in their country unless false allegations of blasphemy are banned.

Colombia: A donor deep in the jungle

Martín Alberto Peña, 47, was born in Mitú and is ACN’s only donor in the entire region. He told the foundation that he is sustained by the power of prayer, because “with God, anything is possible,”

Prison ministry in Ecuador: Freeing souls through the mercy of Christ

The work done with the prisoners includes talks and Masses, as well as workshops and courses on Christian values and faith. The mission has already borne fruit, according to Aleida: “We have brought Jesus to these people. We have witnessed deep conversions; we have seen Christ set these souls free.”

ACN stands with flood victims in Brazil

“As members of the same mystical body of Christ, ACN wants to support – through prayer and material assistance,” said Lynch. “We are in constant prayer for all the people there and remain available to help the local Church with any needs that arise, whether emergency or structural.”

Priest threatened with death in Mexico: “I feel like a war chaplain”

Mexico is considered the most dangerous country for priests in Latin America. Over the past 18 years, 40 priests have been killed, including two Jesuits who were shot in a church in Chihuahua in June of 2022.

ACN asks for prayers after landslide in Papua New Guinea

Thelandslide has flattened the village of Kaokalam, burying 178 people and destroying more than 255 houses,” the message said, adding that representatives of the diocese went to the affected area as soon as they could and were able to deliver basic emergency aid.

Priest returns to Gaza to provide aid in the midst of war

"We lost a child from Mother Teresa's orphanage. So, yes, it is painful, but at the same time, we know they are with God. They are present in Heaven to intercede for peace, justice, and forgiveness of sins, for all of us and for those engaged in war.”

Child’s Bible at 45: Teaching children about God’s love

“I was a child, but I will never forget when our parish priest arrived and gave me the Child’s Bible. With this Bible, I learned about the Lord, about the story of salvation, and with it, I fell in love with God. This God I fell in love with called me to the priesthood, and this is the Bible I took with me to the seminary."

Christian family attacked by angry mob in Pakistan

Although ten members of the family were able to escape, Masih was critically injured before the police arrived and removed him from the mob. He was taken to the hospital for urgent medical care.
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