By Daniele Piccini

In Iraq, many of the internally displaced Christian refugee families are now returning to their home villages in the Plains of Niniveh. But they still need help for food and daily living. Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil explains how “for them the benefactors of ACN are true good Samaritans.” 

Interview by Jonathan Luciano, ACN Philippines National Director, with Bishop Prelate of Marawi Edwin dela Peña (MSP) about the situation in the Prelature of Marawi in the Southern Philippines, where the terrorist Maute group attacked the city, killing Christians and burning down buildings including the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. As of press time, 104 people have been killed and more than 12,500 families have been displaced. Fr. Chito Suganob, the Vicar General was abducted together with other Cathedral Staff. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) confirmed the authenticity of the video circulating on Facebook by Fr. Chito Suganob on Tuesday (30th May).

By Maria Lozana

Johannes Heereman von Zuydtwyck, executive president of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), and Véronique Vogel, head of the Asia section, recentlyreturned from a project trip to Nepal. In an interview with Maria Lozano, they talk about shamans, healings and the impressive testimony of a small Catholic parish in the former Hindu kingdom. 

An Aid to the Church in Need interview with the Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Assiut, Kyrillos William Samaan   

By Murcadha O Flaherty

Westminister’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols and a bishop from Iraq came together in central London to bless a crucifix found in the rubble left behind by Daesh (ISIS) in the ancient Nineveh Plains.  

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