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Maira (l) and Ms. Shafique

In Pakistan, a struggle for justice for kidnapped Catholic girl takes a fresh turn

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“Maira will always be considered an apostate from Islam in the eyes of Mr. Nakash and mob groups, and they will continue to demand that she be killed.”

Success Story: A Moped for a Religious Sister in India

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Sister Shobka Rani Talari smiles whenever she climbs onto her brand-new moped. She is what they call a “touring Sister,” a religious Sister who travels …

Help for the Training of Seven Seminarians in Lebanon

Help for the Training of Seven Seminarians in Lebanon

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Until recently, Lebanon was the only Middle Eastern country with a Christian majority. Today, Christians make up no more than approximately 34% of the total …

Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi calls on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan to protect minorities

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“I appeal to the Prime Minister of Pakistan—especially for the victims of the blasphemy laws and the girls who have been forcibly converted—to safeguard and protect the minorities, who are also Pakistani citizens.”

Success Story: Coronavirus Emergency Aid for Three Dioceses in Pakistan

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“The aid you have provided us from ACN has helped save many people from starvation. Many people had absolutely nothing to put on the table …

Amjad (l) and family

A Pakistani Catholic, released after five years in prison for murder he didn’t commit, tells his story

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“At the police station, officers abused, slapped and tortured us with batons, charging us with burning Muslims. They snatched rosaries from three of us and threw them on the floor.”

Pakistan: 14-year-old Catholic girl flees her kidnapper’s house

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“They threatened to murder my whole family. My life was at stake in the hands of the accused and Nakash repeatedly raped me forcefully.”

Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar (2017)

In Myanmar, religious leaders are called to be peace builders

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“This coming election is very important because it involves a choice between the old system, with its exclusive culture, and an inclusive culture.”

Touring sisters

In India, thanks to a new scooter, ‘touring sisters’ get a boost

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“Since Sister Shobka Rani has had the scooter, she has been able to double the number of visits  to villages,”

Miara Shahbaz

Pakistan: for kidnapped Catholic girl, calamity in the courtroom

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“With this ruling, no Christian girl in Pakistan is safe. It is unbelievable. What we have seen yesterday is an Islamic judgment. The arguments we put forward were very strong and cogent.”

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.