Posts Tagged ‘Aid to the Church in Need’

Trevi Fountain to be dyed red for Christian martyrs Comments 0

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The Trevi Fountain in Rome is to be dyed red in recognition of Christians who even today give their lives for their faith. The April 29 event is being organised by Aid to the Church in Need and seeks to “call attention to the drama of anti-Christian persecution”. Continue reading Related Posts:Anti-Semitism is backU2 Front Read more

One in ten Christians face persecution, discrimination Comments 0

Friday, July 31st, 2015

One in ten of the 2.2 billion Christians in the world face some degree of restriction, discrimination or outright persecution. British peer David Alton said this amounts to 200 million people in 60 countries. Persecution ranged from murder, rape and torture to repressive laws, discrimination and social exclusion, he said in a Guardian article. One Read more

Global day of prayer for peace organised for Transfiguration Comments 0

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A Global Day of Prayer for Peace is being organised for August 6, the feast of the Transfiguration. The international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need and Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Rafael Sako of Iraq appealed to all people of good will to join in. A statement from Aid to the Church in Read more

Christianity ‘risks being wiped out’ in some places Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

“Christianity, the world’s most persecuted religion, now risks being wiped out in countries where until recently it has been well established,” declares a new report from Aid to the Church in Need. “Oppression and exodus now threaten Christianity’s status as a worldwide religion.” The Catholic charity, which operates directly under the Holy See, said over Read more

Military conscription in Eritrea cripples Church Comments 0

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Military conscription in Eritrea that forces seminarians and Church workers into long periods of army service is “bleeding the Church in Eritrea to death”, according to a Catholic charity. The communist government of the north-east African state, which does not set a fixed period for military service, has kept Church workers and seminarians in the Read more