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Pope Francis speaks in his Angelus address after Mass in Matera, Italy, on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for the release of kidnapped Catholics in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Five Catholic priests, a religious sister, and three lay people were kidnapped in an attack on a Catholic church in... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on March 20, 2022.

Pope Francis honors nun killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sister Maria de Coppi was shot and killed last week as terrorists ransacked and burned the Catholic mission where she... Read more

Cuban Catholics process with a statute of St. James on July 25, 2022, the saint's feast day, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

St. James the Apostle honored with procession in Cuban city bearing his name

Jul 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The celebration also commemorated the 507th anniversary of the founding of Santiago (St. James) de Cuba. Read more

Cubans in Havana protest in the streets and cry for freedom on July 11, 2021.

Priest says worst poverty in Cuba is ‘lack of freedom’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a recent interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Father Bladimir Navarro of Spain discussed the dire situation... Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Catholic charity urges world leaders to condemn Nigeria church massacre

Jun 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

At least 50 people were reportedly killed in the ‘Pentecost massacre’ on June 5. Read more

Damage at the Major Theological Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine.

Ukraine war: Catholic charity to fund restoration of looted seminary

May 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘They took everything they could,’ said seminary rector Father Ruslan Mikhalkiv. Read more

The Catholic University of Erbil in Ankawa, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Catholic charity sees ‘signs of hope’ for Iraq’s beleaguered Christians

May 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘Pope Francis’ visit, I think, really has given them hope,’ said Aid to the Church in Need’s Regina Lynch. Read more

Greek-Catholic priests in phelonia in front of a church in Lviv, Ukraine, in 2018.

Catholic charity commits $1 million to aid Ukraine’s 6,229 religious

Feb 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Aid to the Church in Need committed one million euros (equal to $1.1 million USD) to support the work of... Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Major archbishop: Church offers hope amid ‘very dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis

Feb 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk was speaking at an Aid to the Church in Need online event. Read more

Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest.

Catholic charity calls for day of prayer for Myanmar on coup anniversary

Jan 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Armed forces seized power on Feb. 1, 2021. Read more

Red Week in Poland.

Christians still face persecution but there are signs of hope, Catholic charity says

Dec 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Christians continue to face persecution across the globe but there are many signs of hope, according to the Catholic charity... Read more

An Indian Christian prays in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, on Dec. 9, 2018.

Report finds rising anti-Christian violence in India

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Christians were the targets of 305 violent incidents in nine months. Read more

Aid to the Church in Need UK says it's been de-platformed by Facebook in response to the charity's petition drive to stop the forced marriage and conversion of Christian women and girls.

Why did Facebook 'kill' charity's petition drive against the forced marriage of Christian women and girls?

Dec 22, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

The Aid to the Church in Need UK says it's been de-platformed from Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram without being given... Read more

Majed, a Syrian refugee living in Zahlé, Lebanon.

Here’s what a young Syrian refugee is hoping for this Christmas

Dec 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘I have become a refugee, just like the Child Jesus,’ says Majed. Read more

Fr. Bako Francis Awesuh, who was held captive for more than a month by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state earlier this year.

'Come to our rescue': Nigerian priest to international community after month of captivity

Dec 2, 2021

By ACI Africa

A Nigerian priest who spent more than a month in captivity following his abduction earlier this year has called on... Read more

Red Week 2021 is marked in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

From Syria to Slovakia, buildings are lit up in support of persecuted Christians

Dec 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The event was organized the charity Aid to the Church in Need. Read more

A Coptic Orthodox church in Old Cairo, a historic area of the Egyptian capital.

Report declares treatment of Christian minority women and girls a ‘human rights catastrophe’

Nov 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The study says that in some cases forced conversions could amount to ‘genocide.’ Read more

Mass is celebrated in Baalbek, Lebanon.

Catholic charity announces $5.6M to help Lebanon and Syria’s Christians

Nov 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The funds will help to support young newlyweds. Read more

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'One million children praying the rosary': Kids join rosary initiative inspired by St. Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign. Read more

Ash Wednesday celebration at St. Patrick cathedral in Maiduguri, Feb. 26, 2020

‘At every time, you could be a target’: Despite danger, Nigerian priest ministers to refugees of terrorism

Jul 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Nigerian priest who ministers to trauma victims in the country’s northeast says he is aware of the danger priests... Read more