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Repair a Boat for a Diocese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Diocese of Lisala is one of the oldest and largest Democratic Republic of the Congo, with an area of over 24,000 square miles. Situated …

In Sri Lanka where faithful are afraid, ‘there is no way to peace—peace is the way’

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Father Malaka Leonard Fernando is the Minister Provincial of the Vice Province of our Lady of Lanka, Sri Lanka, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans. …

Survey measures US Catholics’ perceptions of the global persecution of Christians

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ACCORDING to a new poll, 46 percent of US Catholics say the global persecution of Christians is “very severe”—an increase of more than 16 percent …

In Nigeria, a widow cries out: ‘watching him butchered will haunt me forever’

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Catherine Ibrahim lives in a camp for displaced persons run by the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. Here, she describes the murder of …

Battling Al-Shabaab, Kenyan Catholic soldiers find courage in their faith

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THE NAME AL-SHABAAB sends chills down any Kenyan’s spine. It is synonymous with death, violence, and destruction. The Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group has singled out …

We are embarking on reconstruction program in Syria

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AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (ACN) is embarking on a program of reconstruction and restoration in Syria, including inAleppo, one of the cities that …

In Pakistan, a Muslim confronts great risks in becoming Christian

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THIS IS THE STORY of Kainut, a brave 20-year-old girl who grew up a Muslim, with a Christian mother and a Muslim father, but she …

Nigerian bishop sees pitfalls of ‘clerical Church’

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BISHOP MATTHEW HASSAN KUKAH heads the Diocese of Sokoto, in northwestern Nigeria. He is the founder of the Kukah Center, a policy-research institute that engages …

Poll measures US Catholic perception of global Christian persecution

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FORTY PERCENT of US Catholics believe that Christian persecution around the world is “severe.” Four-in-ten Catholics say that half or more of religiously-based attacks around …

ACN supports the suffering Church around the world, helps the Church stand up for the human rights and dignity of believers, including in Kenya

A short film you helped fund is vying for an Oscar!

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A FILM NOMINATED in the “Short film (live action) category” at the 2018 Academy Awards received financial support from our organization. Watu Wote (All of …

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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.”