Tag Archives: Aid to the Church In Need

NIGERIA: ‘No evil will take away our faith’

CP&S comment. In continuation on the subject of coming persecution for traditional, orthodox Christians – as described in the excellent sermon by “the unnamed traditional priest” that we posted yesterday – perhaps we could learn something from our brothers in … Continue reading


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Rebuilding Hope: Iraqi Priests Reflect on the Future of Christians in the Region

By Lauretta Brown at the National Catholic Register:   Catholic priests in Iraq face a “very complicated” situation in shepherding their beleaguered flocks in a region devastated by war and genocide. Three shepherds spoke to the Register this week during … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Asia Bibi, united with her family in Canada

A news bulletin from AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (UK) Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian women who spent more than a decade on death row after being unjustly convicted of blasphemy, has left Pakistan and flown to Canada, according … Continue reading

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Prayers for Mariam Yehya Ibrahim

 Although it was reported that Mariam’s execution was revoked, the situation remains unclear, so please continue to keep Mariam and her family in your prayers. An appeal from Aid to the Church in Need: Dear Friends, Mariam has recently given birth … Continue reading

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Egypt – “The Islamists are taking revenge on us Christians”

from: http://www.churchinneed.org Thursday, August 15, 2013 “The Islamists are taking revenge on us Christians”: With these words the Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Assiut, Kyrillos William Samaan, commented on the latest Islamist attacks on Christians and Christian institutions in Egypt. The bishop … Continue reading

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Pray for the Christians in Syria

Pray for the Christians in Syria From ACN: Dear Reader, The situation in Syria is very grave. We ask your prayers so that the country does not fall into the hands of extremists. We ask for your prayers for the safe … Continue reading

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Aid to the Church in Need Appeal

Dear Friends, 17th January marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Father Werenfried van Straaten, Aid to the Church in Need’s founder, who died in 2003. This “beggar for Christ” dedicated 55 years of his life to helping Christians wherever … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea – Sisters struggle against forced marriage and child trafficking: Aid to the Church In Need.

Papua New Guinea – Sisters struggle against forced marriage and child trafficking Thursday, April 19, 2012 “Forced marriage is a major problem in Papua New Guinea. Girls are sold when they are only 13 or 14 years old. We want … Continue reading

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Christians in Pakistan ask for international protection

Paul Bhatti, brother of Pakistan’s Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti who was assassinated a year ago, has called on the international community to help Christians and other groups in Pakistan, saying minorities there “need the protection of the international community.” … Continue reading

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Two priests kidnapped in Sudan

Fears are growing for the safety of two priests from Sudan who have been abducted.Fr. Joseph Makwey, in his 40s, and Fr. Sylvester Mogga, in his mid-30s, were seized on Sunday, January 15th, by men who smashed through the gates … Continue reading

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In Prison for Christmas

Please remember, as you continue to celebrate the birth of Our Saviour with your families, that throughout the world there are many for whom such celebrations are beyond dreams. For these and for all prisoners of conscience may the  new born … Continue reading

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Egypt – Extremists’ election success sparks fear

Catholic leaders in Egypt have expressed alarm after Islamist groups achieved shocking success in the first round of parliamentary elections, gaining more than 65 percent of the vote. The hardline Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party received 45 percent, but … Continue reading

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Sister Valsa John – Martyred in India.

Cardinal Says Murdered Nun Was Fearless Coal Mining Companies Suspected in Gruesome Death Cardinal Oswald Gracias, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, praised Sister Valsa John for being “fearless” and said she was “a person of courage and … Continue reading

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Serbia – Archbishop calls for unity among Christians

“We should learn to understand each other better,” proclaimed Stanislav Hocevar, Archbishop of Belgrade, in calling for unity among Christians in Eastern and Western Europe.To understand the behaviors and sensibilities of the others, it is necessary to know their history, … Continue reading

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Pray the Rosary to prepare for World Youth Day

People of all ages are being encouraged to pray the Rosary every Saturday in the run up to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.The Firm in the Faith with Mary Rosary campaign, which has been organized by Family Rosary International … Continue reading

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