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Aid to the Church in Need sets out prize for religious freedom defenders
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.- Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has created a new award that will seek to honor and recognize the people and organizations that work to protect religious freedom in every country of the world.

The award – the first of its kind internationally – will consider pastoral, humanitarian and social work and will certainly raise awareness about the persecution of Christians around the world.

The charity’s Dutch section already publishes annual reports on “Violence against Christians” and its Italian branch publishes “Rapporto sulla Libertá Religiosa” (Report on Religious Freedom) annually.

The announcement about the new award was made Jan. 10 by the Portuguese branch of the international Catholic charity at St. Rochus church in Lisbon.

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