“There are no boundaries to charitable love and no borders across which God’s love cannot reach,” – Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol
“For four years, since I became a priest in 2016, I have been burying my parishioners,” – Fr Ebute.
Asia Bibi, the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, has called on the Prime Minister to help Christian girls in her country who are abducted, raped and forced to marry their captors.
“[Mr Pervaiz] has been in prison for seven years and [his children] haven’t been able to spend time with him. His youngest twins were born when he was arrested and he hasn’t held them in his lap or his arms,” said Mr Christopher.
"Two of us died in that prison," – Mr Arif.
“We hope primary schools, families and especially young children will make use of the Child’s Bible Project in the classroom and at home,” said Dr Caroline Hull.
"The people are really tired. They need psychological support and religious support because it has been a lot to deal with in a very short period of time," – Ms Yammine from Youth of Hope.
"There are people trying to profit from this catastrophe and buy land and homes from the Christians," – Mgr Bou-Hadir.
"With little competition, only these individuals control the economy, which leads to a lack of development and poverty," – Bishop Yaw Han.
“The international community must take immediate and decisive action to tackle the problems which are threatening the continuing Christian presence in Iraq,” said Neville Kyrke-Smith, national director of Aid to the Church in Need (UK).
“Africa cannot afford to allow itself yet another region under terrorist rule,” said Erminia Notarangelo, EEAS head.
Imran has protested his innocence and appealed the verdict. His lawyer said that the case against him has “substantial contradictions” in eyewitness statements about the date and time of the alleged incident.
"Please think of our child as though she were your own daughter. Please help us," – Huma's parents.
Abductions in the state have become “a big business” though some kidnappings are for religious reasons, – Rev John Joseph Hayab.
“Western nations are not doing enough. They have shown that the resources of Africa are more important than the ordinary people," Bishop Kukah.
"These baptized are martyrs. They have not betrayed the Gospel," - Cardinal Sarah.
For the eighth year running, ACN is providing Christmas parcels for displaced children, including warm clothes, shoes, toys, devotional items and other essentials.
"Until the population dialogues with their children and gives me a written guarantee of the safety of the pastors who work for them, the parishes will remain without pastors,” - Bishop Nkea.
More than 245 million Christians live in a place where they experience high levels of persecution – IDOP.
New statue in Armagh Cathedral honours martyrs of the past, present and future.
The west African nation has a history of religious tolerance, but there has been a spate of anti-Christian attacks this year.
More than 130 mainly Christian Adara people have been killed and more than 10,000 Adara have fled seeking safety in refugee camps.
‘If a million children pray the Rosary together, then the world will change.’ - St Padre Pio.
ACN is running a Go2Mass campaign where Catholics go to an extra Mass to pray for one of the 200 million Christians who are facing the threat of persecution or even death for their faith.
"Our job is primarily to support the Church in those places where it does not have the material resources to carry out its pastoral activities or where Christians are suffering from oppression, persecution and violence.”
“The food they have in these camps is not enough. Some of them get only one meal a day.” – Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Adwok Kur of Khartoum