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Democratic Republic of the Congo—After a Wave of attacks, Bishop denounces Persecution of the Church

In commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the murder of Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa Mwene Ngabo of the diocese of Bukavu, the local Church has denounced the persecution the diocese has been suffering recently at the hands of armed groups. In a message sent to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN […]

Project of the Week—Cuba

Help for the training of 17 future priests at the seminary of Santiago de Cuba When Pope Saint John Paul II visited Cuba in January 1998, he appealed to the young people, telling them, “Christ is walking through your life and saying to you ‘follow me’. Don’t close yourselves to his love. Don’t simply walk by […]

One Million Children Praying the Rosary—2021

Over a Hundred People Pray for Peace in Canada Montréal, Tuesday, October 19, 2021—Yesterday, October 18, a little over a hundred people in Canada, mainly families, participated in praying for peace in the world as part of One Million Children Praying the Rosary, a virtual activity organized by the international charity, Aid to the Church […]

Red Wednesday 2021 in Canada – Sharp Rise in Anti-Christian Persecution in Africa

Montréal, October 21, 2021 – Burkina Faso has been under attack since 2015 and is seeing its welcoming and tolerant way of life challenged by outside fundamentalist forces. In Nigeria, Catholic bishops are no longer reluctant to speak of a ‘slow genocide’ of Christians, massacred or driven off their land by Fulani herdsmen, who in […]

One Million Children Praying the Rosary – From Fátima to Canada

Children Pray the Rosary to Change the World Over one hundred thousand children have already enrolled in this year’s “A million children praying the Rosary” initiative, organized by Aid to the Church in Need International (ACN), which will take place on 18 October 2021. Emails and messages from dioceses, missions, and parishes from all over […]

Nigeria: Touching and Joyful Homecoming for Seminarians Released After Abduction

“Hearts filled with joy” is a phrase that translates the spirit of the Church in Nigeria following the release of three young seminarians who were abducted last Monday. In a message sent out to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), late Wednesday evening, Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, […]

One Million Children Praying the Rosary – Children in Lebanon encouraging others to participate!

Students at a Carmelite school in Kobayat, near Tripoli in Lebanon, gave thanks recently to the Blessed Virgin Mary for saving two of their schoolmates from a forest fire. At the same time, they called on children around the world to join in the increasingly popular Rosary campaign on Monday, October 18.   Father Raymond Abdo, […]

Mali: Colombian Missionary Nun Released After Over Four Year Captivity

After four years and eight months of captivity at the hands of Malian jihadist insurgents, Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary from Colombia, was freed on Saturday, October 9.   All details of her release have not yet been made public, but in brief comments to Malian television, she expressed her gratitude to the […]

Project of the Week: Practical Help for Refugees in Burkina Faso

ACN Success Story: Radios, solar lamps and memory sticks with recorded lessons for 800 refugee families Life in northern and eastern Burkina Faso has been virtually paralyzed by terrorism and the resulting critical security situation. The threat of Islamist terrorism is on the increase, with jihadists wanting to establish an Islamic caliphate in the region. […]