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The Suffering Church

In 2019, ACN raised $119M, funding 5,230 projects in 139 countries

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ACN supported the studies of more than 16,200 seminarians around the world—or one in every seven worldwide.

In Lebanon, priest—a convert from Islam—cares for the poor, needy

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“I see Jesus in every human being. If we only knew whom we are serving—Jesus, who lives in every human being—then we would kneel while we are serving the poor or helping the sick.”

In Ukraine, serving at bedside, a priest brings God’s love to COVID-19 patients

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“I tell them that Jesus Christ is very close to them in their suffering, for he suffered some of the same symptoms as those fighting the disease; he too struggled to breathe.”

In Congo-Brazzaville, a priest guides vulnerable Pygmies, as the coronavirus threatens

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They were already living many of the Gospel values without even knowing it. … couples marry for life; they have no concept of divorce nor of polygamy and they are not in the least materialistic.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, support for women religious, priests fighting the pandemic

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The stipends “secure our livelihood and safeguard the lives of thousands of believers who, through our humble efforts, hear the Holy Word of God and can receive the sacraments.”

A missed opportunity for global peace in the time of the pandemic

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“Even after the arrival of the pandemic, Nigeria is still at the mercy of sporadic terrorist attacks by Boko Haram, especially in the north-east of the country.”

Sisters of the Congregation of St. Elizabeth

In Siberia, women religious provide vital care for the most vulnerable

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“We pray that these from a human perspective terrible times, will help us  all people to grow in faith, in hope and in love for God and our neighbors.”

Mozambique: in wake of attack,Carmelite sister testifies to ‘barbarism’ of jihadists

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They are sowing terror among the population, burning towns and villages and attacking civilians on the roads or those travelling by public transport.

Nigerian bishop: ‘the numbers killed are overwhelming,’ while government fails to act

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“I am convinced that what we are dealing with here is a weak and corrupt structure. It is about the incapacity of the state to act.”

Pakistan: in prison on blasphemy charges, Christian man sees appeal hearing postponed nearly 70 times

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“In our country, what so often happens is that they first arrest the accused and only later do they check the evidence.”

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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.”