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Children of Afghan immigrants to St. Louis play during a holiday party on Dec. 9, 2023.

Catholics continue to rally around Afghan refugee families in St. Louis

Dec 30, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Exhausted Afghan men, women, and children continue to arrive to the United States. In many places, Christians are the ones... Read more

Founder and President of the Vulnerable People Project Jason Jones speaks to “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on Dec. 8, 2023.

Vulnerable People Project works to bring heat to Afghans facing harsh winter

Dec 27, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Afghans are facing yet another brutal winter with millions struggling to buy fuel to stay warm. One Catholic organization is... Read more

Afghan refugees in Kabul, Afghanistan, after the collapse of the country in August 2021.

Bishops urge Congress to pass bill granting asylum to Afghans who helped U.S. during war

Jul 20, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Afghan Adjustment Act was introduced in the Senate and House on July 13. Read more

The Vulnerable People Project, a Catholic charity based in the United States, is helping 20 teenage Afghan girls build a new life after an ISIS terrorist attack on Sept. 30, 2022, left them seriously injured and in dire need of medical treatment.

Catholic charity rescues 20 Afghan girls after ISIS attack

Mar 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Vulnerable People Project, a Catholic charity based in the United States, is helping 20 teenage Afghan girls build a... Read more


Afghan refugees reunited with baby thanks to pro-life pregnancy center

Sep 28, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The last time they saw Jasoor was over a year ago — they had been separated from him for more... Read more

Ann Wittman with Farid Wardak, an Afghan immigrant, in front of the house that the Wittmans purchased for the Wardak family in the St. Louis suburb of Affton.

In St. Louis, this Catholic rallies her community to treat Afghan immigrants ‘like Jesus’

Aug 22, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

By the time the Taliban captured Kabul at the end of August 2021 and began ruling with oppression, hundreds of... Read more

Afghanistan map.

Afghan Christians: Where are they now?

Jun 11, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

Escaping the Taliban was only their first hurdle. Now many are stuck in legal limbo. Read more

Early morning in Kabul.

A doctor begged a religious sister for help. Last week, she and her family escaped Afghanistan.

Feb 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

When Sister Deirdre "Dede" Byrne picked up the phone in December 2021, a young man on the other end of... Read more

Refugee children in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 1, 2021.

'Coal for Christmas' aims at saving 5,000 Afghan families from freezing and starving

Dec 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

As the winter in Afghanistan is provoking the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, The Vulnerable People Project is getting... Read more

Afghan refugees in Kabul, Afghanistan, after the collapse of the country in August 2021.

1 million Afghan children could starve this winter. This humanitarian group desperately needs your help

Dec 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A new initiative is asking Americans for donations this Christmas to help save Christians who risk death in Afghanistan during... Read more

Fr. Giovanni Scalese, head of the Mission Sui Iuris of Afghanistan, celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in 2019.

The leader of Afghanistan’s Catholic community longs to return to the country

Nov 29, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

‘I would not have left the country while even a single sheep was left of my little flock.’ Read more

A baptismal font in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria.

Adults from Afghanistan, Iran, prepare to be baptized as Catholics in Vienna

Oct 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

Some have had ‘very deep religious experiences.’ Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

USCCB, Catholic Charities ramp up efforts to welcome Afghan refugees

Sep 23, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Over the next several months, the USCCB and Catholic Charities locations across the U.S. will welcome upwards of 7,500 refugees... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a group of Afghan refugees at the Vatican on Sept. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Afghan Christian whose parents were killed by the Taliban

Sep 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It was beautiful,” one Afghan refugee told CNA after meeting the pope. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

Afghanistan’s Christians ‘completely ignored’ in European Parliament resolution

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

ADF International estimates that 10,000 Christians face danger in Afghanistan. Read more

Taliban fighters gather along a street during a rally in Kabul on August 31, 2021 as they celebrate after the U.S. pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war.

PODCAST: An Afghan Christian’s plea: “You are my last hope”

Sep 14, 2021

By Kate Olivera, Jonah McKeown

A young Christian, desperate to flee Afghanistan, exchanges frantic messages with two CNA employees, pleading for help as the Taliban... Read more

Pope Francis greets people after a documentary screening at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Sept. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis greets Afghan refugees after Vatican documentary screening

Sep 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

He offered those who escaped the chaos in Kabul words of ‘affection and comfort.’ Read more

March 26, 2021: The restored image of the Virgin Mary destroyed by ISIS returned to its original parish in Iraq.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee urges Biden to protect Iraqi Christians

Sep 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

After the last U.S. forces left Afghanistan this week, an interfaith coalition implored President Joe Biden to keep American troops... Read more

Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE.

Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

Sep 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He made the comment in his first interview since undergoing colon surgery. Read more

Aircraft at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan

Aid group ‘devastated’ as dozens of ‘endangered’ employees stuck in Afghanistan

Aug 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As U.S. forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan on Monday, the head of a global charity was “devastated” as "endangered"... Read more