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Diocese in Cameroon is hard hit by violence triggered by country’s political crisis

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ACN’s sources report that state security forces have entered Catholic medical centers with firearms in search of suspected pro-independence fighters undergoing treatment.

ACN calls on children around the world to pray for peace and unity

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“It has truly become a prayer campaign of the World Church, which not only moves the hearts of children, but also those of adults and blazes a trail to peace!”

Priest from Mauritius: Pope ‘will unify the mosaic’ of the island

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“There are some tensions at times, certainly, but generally we get along well. Our little island society could even be cited as an example of amicable relations between the different faith communities.”

National Review: ACN Outreach Director discusses Christianity in Iraq

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One of Iraq’s most prominent Christian leaders has deeper concerns. On the fifth anniversary of the ISIS invasion of northern Iraq, Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Catholic archdiocese of Erbil, Kurdistan, stresses that “Christianity in Iraq is perilously close to extinction.”

Pope Francis to visit Madagascar, a nation mired in conflict

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“At a broader level there is a mentality of entrenched thinking, of institutionalized corruption, which continues to undermine the future of Magascar.”

In Crimea, faith-based summer camps bring ray of hope

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“Many families cannot afford to go on holiday. However, the risk of becoming addicted to computers, the internet, drugs or alcohol is particularly high for children and adolescents who spend their holidays on the streets, bored.”

ACN supports ‘healing for the wounds of the heart’ for bombing victims in Sri Lanka

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To provide for their needs, the Archdiocese of Colombo has set up a team of 40 certified trauma therapists. They provide psychological care for grieving, injured and other severely traumatized people.

In Burkina Faso, bishop calls for support against jihadists

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“When they come to the villages they shoot for hours. Who is supplying them with these resources? If they were not getting this support from outside, they would have to stop. That’s why I’m appealing to the international authorities. Whoever has the power to do so, may they put a stop to all this violence!”

Philippines: Hundreds march to express solidarity with bishops charged with sedition

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“Let us stand in solidarity and unity in our prayers. We pray for the safety of the bishops and all those wrongfully charged, that they might find strength in these trying times.”

Iraqi Christians fear appointment of Islamic judges to country’s highest court

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IN A COUNTRY where Christians have been subject to targeted bombings, kidnapping, and discrimination, Church leaders are grappling with a new crisis: an attempt to …

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Religious FREEDOM

IN THE WORLD

REPORT 2021

Executive Summary