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Pakistan: senior imam backs Christian nurses in blasphemy crisis


“It is proof that God does work miracles. We experience them in our lives – those who are enemies can be reconciled.”

Africa: ACN helps victims of Islamic fanaticism


Another factor crucial in keeping the faith alive is helping parishes rebuild their churches and the religious infrastructure that has disintegrated under Islamic terrorism.

In Indonesia, anti-Christian terrorist attacks will remain part of the landscape


In Indonesia, conservative and sometimes violent Islamist tendencies have been on the rise in recent years.

Bangladeshi Catholic couple prays for justice for martyred son


SUKHRANJAN HALDER, 75 AND ANNA HALDER, 70, ARE A BANGLADESHI CATHOLIC COUPLE, who have been suffering financial, physical and mental anguish since they lost their …

Papal visit to Iraq: ‘Hopefully this will motivate the international community to help’


“Thousands lined the streets to see the Pope as he drove past. Religious sisters were literally dancing on the rooftops. These were people who had come back after being forced to leave their homes because of ISIS. What the Pope saw here were truly the living stones of the Church in Iraq.”

Iraqi priest: Pope and Grand Ayatollah are peacemakers


The Christians of Baghdad hope that the Pope’s visit will save their community from the brink of extinction. One Church official told ACN that the number of Catholics in Baghdad was no more than a few hundred, after years of threats and bombings.

Dr. Thomas Heine-Geldern

ACN takes stock of the situation of Christians around the world in 2020


“There is a great deal of discrimination and persecution that is either continuing in a less conspicuous way or else receiving very little publicity in the world media.”

Sonia Bubi (ACN-Sajid Christopher

Pakistan: Christian woman murdered for refusing to convert and marry


“Sonia’s killing demonstrates the mortal danger girls and young women—especially those from Christian and other minority backgrounds—face in situations where they are under pressure to marry and abandon their faith.”

Arzoo at her FIrst Communion

In Pakistan, another Christian girl is kidnapped


Annually up to 1,000 young Christian and Hindu girls aged between 12 and 25 are abducted by Muslim men, forcibly married and converted.

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