“The Gospel teaches us that we must open our doors to those who are persecuted, and this is what we did. Our churches were turned into refuges, not into opposition planning centers, as the government claims.”
Last year we approved 969 project requests from more than 800 partners in at least 320 different dioceses on the continent.
Aid to the Church Need (ACN) calls on benefactors and friends, and all people of goodwill, to join the World Day of Prayer for China
In response to these acts of violence, Bishop Kukah appealed “to Christians to remain law abiding and pray for the return of normalcy and congratulates the local authorities and police for their work in dispersing the crowd before they could do further damage.”
The Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, in western Ukraine, began to host displaced women and children at the beginning of the war.
Bishop Honcharuk found refuge from the growing attacks in a bunker, along with about 40 other people, including Bishop Mytrofan, from the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
“When they arrive, they are exhausted and terrified. The journey through Ukraine takes very long now”
The call for a day of prayer and fasting on March 2nd was an initiative of Pope Francis for the entire Catholic Church
“It took me eight hours to travel 100 miles. The roads were full of people fleeing west.”
In reaction to the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Aid to the Church in Need is sending an aid package of one million dollars.
“War does not bring any solutions, only destruction, suffering, and lack of peace.”
“There is a new idolatry of violence arising around the world, and as Christians we have to say no to violence, no to military action.”
TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN PAID TO A CHRISTIAN MINISTER who was killed Jan. 30 January in Pakistan after dedicating his life to persecuted and other suffering Christians.
Addousiyyeh, in the Diocese of Tyr, is a sad reminder of the state that Lebanon is in as a whole.
“I can only hope that God will protect our country and our people from all evils, keeping external conflicts away from it, and granting us strength and faith to face all future challenges.”
The more politics and the media recognize that we are talking about actual cases and legitimate interests, the more these reports will be taken seriously.
Situated in the heights of Beirut, from where the port wreckage can be seen, the hospital can accommodate 800 patients suffering from various mental illnesses.
For years, ACN has been supporting pastoral initiatives of the Armenian Catholic Ordinariate of Eastern Europe, particularly summer youth camps.
Cabo Delgado has witnessed an enormous number of victims of this violence, terrorism and religious intolerance.
She can walk the hallways of the convent in Colombia where she trained to be a religious, and she can feel that the love she receives from people is fundamental to the gradual recovery of her inner peace.
ACN has been supporting Christians in Aleppo since the beginning of the war, and the archbishop conveyed his thanks for this aid.
More than 3,300 people have died and nearly a million have been displaced. Chico is one of them.
We are truly of Christ if we truly accept the “sacrament” of his Humanity.
As one solution to the problems, the heads of Churches proposed the creation of “a special Christian cultural and heritage zone to safeguard the integrity of the Christian Quarter in Old City Jerusalem,” which would also ensure the preservation of the city’s Christian heritage.