Thomas Heine-Geldern, ACN’s international executive president, said he hoped that the aid would “assuage the suffering of the people and enable them to experience a little Easter hope.”
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COMMENTARY: ‘Report on Religious Freedom in the World’ lists dire statistics that require urgent response.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) found that persecution, hate crimes, and religiously motivated violence were worst in 26 countries, including India, Myanmar, Iran, Malaysia, and North Korea.
Aid to the Church in Need, founded in 1947, has donated almost $50 million to 900 humanitarian and pastoral projects in Syria since war broke out.
Aid to the Church in Need Confirms ‘Credible’ Accusation of ‘Serious Sexual Assault’ Against Founder
Fr. Van Straaten was accused in the letter of committing sexual assault in 1973 against a 20-year-old woman working for the charity.
The United Nations called on Mozambique Nov. 10 to investigate the reports of massacres and the beheading of women and children in the region.
The pontifical foundation noted that the pandemic has worsened the nuns’ already “extremely difficult” situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country already suffering from ethnic conflicts, insecurity, armed incursions from neighboring countries, kidnappings and rapes.
NEWS ANALYSIS: A new report from Aid to the Church in Need makes clear Christians need to see fundamental changes now to start thriving and to stem their continuing departure from their homeland.
A new report names Australia as one of the primary locations where Iraqi Christians emigrate, with at least 139,000 moving there since 2007.
Aid to the Church in Need study comes amid increased persecution of Christians in many countries worldwide.