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Nun faces conversion charges in central India

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“This was the first time in my close to two decades of teaching that I faced a situation where I could be arrested for a crime that I never even thought of.”

In Indonesia ‘it is time for Catholics to speak up’

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“Ideally, laws based on Islamic teachings should only apply to Muslims. In practice, however, such laws are applied to all with no exceptions.”

Pakistani Catholics volunteer to protect churches against terrorist attacks

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“Everybody is afraid of the terrorists. But we stand for the One who protects us all. Our faith tells us that God won’t let us down. Therefore, we perform our duties with complete passion and avoid negative thinking.”

Suicide bombers strike at cathedral in Indonesia

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“The suicide bombing is not only the concern of Catholics but also the concern of all the entire nation and the Indonesian state.”

Papal visit to Iraq’s largest Catholic town boosts hopes that Christians will return

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“For Christians here, as well as those living as refugees in Europe and America, this visit gives them hope. With the Pope’s visit, we feel that we are not alone. We feel that we are safe because someone cares about us.”

ACN has stood by Syrian Christians during ten years of civil war

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One of the most important projects supported by the organization since 2017 is the “A Drop of Milk” campaign in Aleppo. It distributes powdered milk to more than 3,000 children from Christian families who are in need or have been displaced by the war.

Survey shows American Catholics’ growing concern about global persecution of Christians

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“It is heartening that, compared to a year ago, significantly more US Catholics say that Christian persecution around the world is very grave and that the issue has become a matter of concern to more faithful.”

Church backs program protecting Pakistan’s minority girls

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“The pressure in courts from extremist groups, the biased attitude of police, the fear of harm from the abductor, and stigma force the victim to often give a statement in favor of her abductor.”

Ten years of conflict in Syria: ACN calls on international community to facilitate humanitarian aid

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ACN calls on the international community to instruct banks to accept money transfers designated for humanitarian aid, which is already provided for in the exceptions to the existing sanctions.

Pope Francis receives a copy of the order to pay the jizya, the jihadist tax ISIS demanded from Christians in Iraq

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“It proves the severe persecution suffered by Christians in Iraq during the years of terror by the ISIS.”

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