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The Voice of the suffering and persecuted​

Donations to Aid to the Church in Need top $145M in 2017

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“We believe that our job is primarily to support the Church in those places where it does not have the material resources to carry out its pastoral activities or where Christians are suffering from oppression, persecution and violence.”

Nigerian prelate pleads for dialogue in wake of wave of killings

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“But even in the midst of violence caused either by Boko Haram, militant herdsmen or yet to be identified “foreign invaders,” I believe peace is very possible as we are determined to sustain the culture of civilized conduct and peace.”

A demonstration by Christians in Nigeria in wake of deadly attack by Fulani herdsmen last April

Nigerian bishop fears for the worst from attacks by Fulani herdsmen

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“Don’t do as you did in Rwanda; don’t wait for the genocide to happen before intervening!”

Bishop hopes peace talks will bring South Sudanese refugees home

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“This peace would allow them to go back to their homes and live in a dignified way, not as they do in the camps where there are so many difficulties.”

Mozambique bishop calls for calm after burst of jihadist terror

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“So far nobody can confirm with any certainty whom we are dealing with. There were no common factors among the victims of the attacks, who were from different villages and of different religions. It doesn’t appear to be a persecution of Christians specificallyo far nobody can confirm with any certainty whom we are dealing with,” he continued, adding that “there were no common factors among the victims of the attacks, who were from different villages and of different religions. It doesn’t appear to be a persecution of Christians specifically.”

In Bahrain, groundbreaking for the cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia

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The cathedral will be a significant symbol in a region where many run great risks and some even lose their lives for practicing their faith.

In Egypt, Coptic MP fights for the rights of Christians

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“Egyptians have from childhood on been fed a rhetoric of hate, with the message that Christians are infidels. How do you suddenly tell people that Christians are good?”

In Philippines, a third priest is killed in six months

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“The Church will always stand up for peace and mercy. Revenge is not in keeping with our message. Our first tool for social change is prayer. Only God can soften hardened hearts. Our second tool is to keep preaching Christ. We teach and never get tired to repeat the same message. The third response is dialogue. We dialogue with those who hate us or with all those who do not share our belief. We seek the common ground.”

In Madagascar, Church faces corrupt rule, Islamization

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“Yes, the rise of Islamism is palpable! You can see it everywhere! It is an invasion. With money from the Gulf States and from Pakistan, they ‘buy’ people. You see young men setting off to study in Saudi Arabia, and when they come back they are imams.”

Church fills gap in medical care for Syria’s ‘Valley of the Christians’

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“People come to us asking for help and tell us that in other hospitals they couldn’t get treatment because they did not have enough money. We don’t simply tell them to go away; we try to help them in every way we can.”

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