- Jul 10, 2020
A new report from Catholic charity organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) says that unless immediate action is taken, Christians in Iraq could dwindle to a staggeringly low number due to fears over security and corruption.
The British government is being called on to assist religious minorities around the world who are facing further hardship due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Over the past two years, over 30 churches have been attacked in Ethiopia – half burned to the ground – leaving over 100 people dead. In Eritrea, where Catholics make up just about 4 percent of the population, Church-run schools and hospitals have been forcefully shut down by the government.
Africa will have to “do more with less” if there is a serious outbreak of COVID-19, according to one Catholic charity active on the continent.
U.S.-based aid groups are devoting extra resources to refugees and migrant people globally who are vulnerable to the new coronavirus.
This Sunday the façade of the Basilica of Saint Petronius in Bologna will be lit read by Catholic charity organization Aid to the Church in Need in a bid to raise awareness of modern-day anti-Christian persecution.