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Conquering hate with love—70th anniversary of the ‘Miracle of Vinkt’

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“I did not beg them for bacon, money or clothing. I only begged for love and at the very end I asked whether they would join me in praying for their suffering brothers in Germany. They prayed with tears in their eyes.”

Istanbul: Could the former basilica of Hagia Sophia again become a mosque?

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“The ‘Christian people’ of Turkey’ are extremely cautious, given what they have been through.”

In Ukraine, women religious are on the frontline in battle against COVID-19

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“I know that many people are praying for us, for the doctors and all the staff, and we are very grateful for this. Please continue to pray for us, so that we do not lose our strength.”

ACN: 30 years of collaboration with the bishop of Novosibirsk, Russia

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“There was a parish in Novosibirsk, a single parish for the entire city, a metropolis of almost 1.5 million residents.”

In Turkey, ‘Christians are losing everything they own’

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“The people feel as though they are being ‘dispossessed’ without legal recourse. They are losing everything they own without an actual legal basis. They are losing everything Christians have worked for over the course of history.”

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.’”

30 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell, raising hopes of many millions—ACN was there

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Father Werenfried wanted to ensure that the Western world knew what was happening in the East. He preached hundreds of sermons on the situation of the persecuted Church, giving a voice to the voiceless.

Fire gravely damages Notre-Dame: ‘watch, pray, do not be discouraged’

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Guided by this hope, as the Easter Triduum draws near, ACN invites all to watch and pray, for the Church in France and for the Universal Church; to watch and pray at the foot of the cross, at the side of Our Lady—and not be discouraged.

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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.”