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Christians “denied” food aid in Pakistan

Why did [the NGO] discriminate against Christians? Are they not citizens of Pakistan? We are all suffering from COVID-19 – Adnan, a Muslim in Karachi, quoted by AsiaNews.

2020.04.03.

Christians are “all marked men and women”, Nigerian bishop warns

Are we in a war? Yes. But what would Christ have us do? The only way He has pointed out to us is the non-violent way. It is the road less travelled, but it is the only way, said Bishop Matthew Kukah.

2020.02.21.

Bishop calls out Nigerian and Western governments for allowing attacks on Christians

“Western nations are not doing enough. They have shown that the resources of Africa are more important than the ordinary people," Bishop Kukah.

2020.01.10.

Execution video of 11 Christians claimed by group linked to IS

"These baptized are martyrs. They have not betrayed the Gospel," - Cardinal Sarah.

2020.01.03.

Bishop threatens “boys” who want to kidnap him with excommunication

"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.

2019.12.13.

African bishop criticises West’s sales ethics, government and media

“Evidently, many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives” – Bishop Kientega.

2019.12.06.

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Liturgy of Witness

Eighty percent of all acts of religious persecution around the world today are being committed against Christians – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.11.29.

ACN book launch takes place this evening

Everybody will have an opportunity to have a direct encounter with witnesses — that is, people who have directly experienced violence in defending their faith — and that’s a rare opportunity for people in Ireland - Dr Michael Kinsella.

2019.11.29.

“Week of Witness” for persecuted Christians

We will provide the opportunity for the faithful to gather as a community and pray not only for persecuted Christians – but also for the persecutors of Christians (ACN Ireland).

2019.11.12.

International day of prayer for persecuted church 

More than 245 million Christians live in a place where they experience high levels of persecution – IDOP.

2019.11.02.

New UN Day of remembrance for victims of sectarianism must lead to concrete action, says ACN

International reports on religious freedom confirm time and again that Christians are the most persecuted group, says ACN.

2019.08.23.

Armagh remembers Oliver Plunkett in triduum of prayer

New statue in Armagh Cathedral honours martyrs of the past, present and future.

2019.07.08.

British Foreign Secretary makes ending persecution of Christians a priority

With Christianity on the verge of extinction in its birthplace, it is time for concerted action that begins to turn the tide, says British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

2018.12.29.

Over 200 million Christians worldwide in constant risk of persecution

According to the Church in Chains Global Guide, the situation is noticeably worsening in India as Hindu extremists attack churches in rural areas every week and under President Xi’s religious clampdown in China.

2018.10.03.

Go2Mass for those who can’t – ACN organises international solidarity campaign

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.

2018.09.22.

Global persecution of Christians at all time high

The report states that every single day Christians suffer persecution for their faith – many of them are left with no choice but to flee for their lives.

2017.10.25.

Venerate St Oliver Plunkett by remembering that Christians are still persecuted

“It is shocking to think that in 2017 thousands of Christians are still being persecuted, displaced or expelled, tortured, discriminated and murdered simply because they are Christian,” says Eamon Martin.

2017.08.27.

Honour St Oliver Plunkett and stand up for your faith

Standing up for your faith is not the stuff of ancient history. In Ireland, Catholics and Christians are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel.

2017.07.03.

Bishop dismayed by ‘persecution’ of Church in Ireland

“People from abroad are often astonished at the level of antipathy to the Church displayed in our country.”

2017.06.07.

US bishops “deeply troubled” by Trump’s new executive order

“We believe that by helping to resettle the most vulnerable, we are living out our Christian faith and ‘welcoming the stranger’ as Jesus has challenged us to do.”

2017.03.08.

US bishops express opposition to executive order on refugees

“The world is watching as we abandon our commitments to American values. These actions ... lower our estimation in the eyes of the many peoples who want to know America as a defender of human rights and religious liberty”.

2017.02.01.

Iraq war a ‘tragedy’ for Christians in Middle East

“The attack on Christians has been immense. Pray for their safety in this chaotic situation” - Chaldean Archbishop Bashar M. Warda told the UK-based Release International.

2016.07.09.

Dominicans leave Limerick City after 800 Years

“In times of strength, of weakness and great persecution, we remained steadfast, thanks to the support and generosity of you and your ancestors, the people of Limerick.”

2016.07.07.

“Time has come for Europe to look ahead”: Cardinal Marx

COMECE president says the decision of the British electorate confronts the European Union and its Member States with questions about their goals and their tasks.

2016.06.28.

Bishops restate solidarity with refugees & persecuted Christians

“Today our witness to the distress of refugees should be a call to action.”

2016.06.21.

Persecuted Church in Pakistan sees vocations boom

Lahore seminary rector sees increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life as “a sign of God's blessing” who is “always close to his people.”

2016.05.05.

Trevi Fountain to turn red for persecuted Christians

Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of the Syrian city of Aleppo to speak at one of Rome's most famed tourist attractions about the plight of Christians.

2016.04.21.

ISIS persecution of Christians is genocide

Irish government urged to formally recognise genocide as criteria under the UN Convention have been met in Syria and Iraq: Aid to the Church in Need.

2016.04.08.

Bishop criticises forced return of refugees to Turkey

Pope Francis to visit the Greek island of Lesbos next week as a gesture of solidarity with migrants.

2016.04.07.

Pope laments “blind & brutal” violence of terrorism

The Easter message speaks especially to those seeking to escape from persecution and poverty.

2016.03.28.
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