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Lebanese prelate: ‘protest does not unite a divided country’

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“What can unite [Lebanon] is a unifying education and a functioning model of national governance. 

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 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.”

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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.”

Crux: ACNUSA Director of Outreach on ongoing conflict in Central African Republic

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“The Church has been the key actor in supporting peace talks and will continue to be the principal agent in rebuilding CAR after there is peace.”

In hard-hit Brazil, help for priests aiding the most vulnerable caught up in the coronavirus pandemic

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“Recently we have made great efforts to raise funds, but it is now getting very difficult, since the people themselves have next to nothing,”

‘Please stay at home’—Iraqi Patriarch in urgent appeal as COVID-19 cases top 5,000

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Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako said the country’s medical services, still shattered after the 2003 collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime, are already in crisis, with coronavirus cases topping 5,000.

The first church built on state-owned land in Havana—and dedicated to St. John Paul II—is almost a reality

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“The work has been delayed by various cyclones and a hurricane, to say nothing of the tremendous difficulty in trying to get hold of the building materials. But now we can see our dream already almost fulfilled.”

Holy Land bishop: Israel’s planned partial annexation of West Bank land is ‘unjust, from a historical, moral and human rights perspective’

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“THe Church in the Holy Land has over the course of history always pursued and upheld two goals and two approaches, namely, justice as the foundation, and peace and reconciliation as the ultimate goal.”

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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.”