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In Lebanon, Christians and Muslims are united in ongoing demonstrations

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“Christians and Muslims throughout Lebanon are united behind the same demands. They are saying no to taxes, asking for medical insurance, asking for electricity,  and complaining about corruption and the very bad economic situation they are living in.”

This Christmas, ACN donors bring smiles to 19,000 children in Syria

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“[ACN] brings smiles to more than 19,000 children all over Syria because of your Christmas gifts.”

Panama: to reach his faithful, this priest needs a four-wheel drive vehicle

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“You forget about yourself when you see the joyful faces of the people. All that remains is the sincere affection of a humble and simple people. That is something that gives me great strength as a priest.”

As Venezuela’s crisis continues, ‘We priests also feel tempted to leave’

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“I encourage everyone to always be happy and prepared to spread the message throughout the entire neighborhood that the Lord is here, that there is a truth here. The Lord wants us to be joyful and we have to show everyone our joy in the risen Lord, despite all the difficulties.”

Lebanese prelates are concerned about Christian emigration

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“Christians are facing the question of emigration, of looking for a better way of life. There’s a risk of losing the young generation: they don’t want to stay in Lebanon. There are too many question marks about the country’s future.”

In São Paulo, Bethlehem Mission lives out first Christmas night in service to the homeless

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“Of course, we do all we can to help these brothers and sisters of ours, but we are above all a work of evangelization. Jesus healed, preached, blessed and lived among the people, just as we do at the Bethlehem Mission.”

Advent 2019: the Virgin Mary’s joy and the miracle of the Annunciation

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“The same God who had inspired in her her virginity, was now offering her maternity – the motherhood of the Promised One, the Awaited One of Israel. Virginity and motherhood, which in this case are not opposites but marvelously harmonious.”

In Ukraine, ‘the future of the Church is the family living with God’

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“The birth rate currently stands at 1.38. It needs to be 2.1 simply to replace the present generation. Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, summed up the problem very well, saying: ‘there is a lack of hope in society and a lack of love in families.’”

For one young Maronite protester, hope for a better future for Lebanon

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“Seeing people from different ages, different backgrounds, different religions and from all over Lebanon, all united together against this corrupt system—that’s all I needed to regain my hope in the Lebanon I dream of.”

In one Indian diocese, 26,000 students pray rosary together

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In keeping with the promise of Saint Padre Pio—“When one million children pray the rosary, the world will change”—the campaign is intended to strengthen the faith through the power of children’s prayers.

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