The Voice of the suffering and persecuted​

Cuba celebrates anniversary of John Paul II’s visit amid social and economic crisis


“The witness of a man tested by pain and illness” marked a ‘before’ and an ‘after’ for Cuban Catholics.

Syria: from prisoner, threatened with death, to archbishop


It is hard to scare a man who spent months locked in a bathroom, threatened daily with death and who was even subjected to a mock execution for refusing to renounce his faith.

Priest dies in attack on parish in northern Nigeria


The gunmen doused the outside of the house with fuel and set fire to it. Father Colins Omeh, who was also in the rectory, tried to flee the house, but was shot, while Father Isaac Achi was unable to leave the house and was burned to death inside.

Amazonian indigenous community can now read the Bible in its own language


“We all like to hear, read, and meditate on the Word of God in our own language, in our own cultural and historical context,”

Burkina Faso: ‘50 percent of our territory is under occupation’


The terrorists want to eradicate this society and all who do not profess the same brand of Islam as they do, including Muslims, which means that the terrorism is now aimed at society as a whole.

‘No peace without religious freedom,’ says Pope


“Along with the lack of religious freedom, there is also persecution for religious reasons. I cannot fail to mention, as certain statistics have shown, that one out of every seven Christians experiences persecution.”

Mozambique: terrorists attack Christian villages


Due to the inability of the Mozambican Armed Forces to patrol the entire region threatened by the insurgents, many local populations have formed their own defense groups, often composed of veterans of Mozambique’s decades-long civil war.

ACN’s last visit with Pope Benedict XVI


“Although physically weak, his mind was clear, and his charisma reflected holiness.”

Terrorists kill a priest in Burkina Faso


The priest’s funeral took place Jan.5, in the Cathedral of Saint Anne in Dédougou, capital of Boucle du Mouhoun. “Through the infinite mercy of God, may his servant Father Jacques Yaro Zerbo rest in peace,” the bishop wrote.

More than 100 priests and women religious kidnapped, arrested or killed in 2022


According to information collected by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Nigeria was the country with the highest number of victims, with four priests killed. Others who were murdered while carrying out their pastoral duties include three priests brutally killed in Mexico.

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