Burkina Faso: Caught Between Terrorism and COVID-19

“The faithful are fleeing the terrorism, which they are powerless to resist, but they are holding on to their faith.” The situation in the Sahel region is worrying. In the interview below Maria Lozano of the international Catholic pastoral pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need, speaks with Bishop Laurent B. Dabire, bishop of […]

Mozambique: Msgr. Lisboa, “An experience of the cross”

Bishop Luiz Lisboa looks back on his time in the diocese of Pemba The last few years spent in the diocese of Pemba, in northern Mozambique—years marked by war and bloodshed and by constant terrorist attacks in the province of Cabo Delgado—will never be forgotten by Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa. In an interview with the […]

The Pope’s Visit to Iraq: “Respect for Christians will grow.”

Archbishop Bashar Warda, who will be hosting Pope Francis on his visit to Iraq, hopes for more awareness on the part of the Muslim majority for the country’s Christians. A few days before the arrival of Pope Francis in Iraq, the expectations of the local Church are high. “We hope that his visit to the […]

Project of the Week: Mass Intentions for Nicaragua

Mass Offerings for the sustenance of five contemplative Albertine priests The monks of Saint Albert are a young, home-grown contemplative order of priests and religious in Nicaragua. Until recently there were no male contemplative religious orders in this Central American country. And the five men who have embraced this religious life in Estelí, in the […]

Year of St. Joseph: ACN Supports Initiative of Pope Francis

The pastoral charity helps institutions dedicated to St. Joseph all over the world In honour of the Year of St. Joseph, the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is highlighting the many projects it supports in Latin America, Africa, the Near East, Eastern Europe and Asia which have been dedicated […]

Iraq: Al-Tahira Church in Iraq to be visited by Pope Francis

Father Ammar Yako: “It is part of our history.” Al-Tahira Church in Qaraqosh (Baghdeda) was almost completely destroyed during the ISIS terror regime (2014–2017). Thanks to the generous support of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) benefactors, the church has been rebuilt over the course of the last few years and is now almost […]

Syria: Sanctions Plunging the People into Suffering

Church representatives criticize ongoing embargo politics of the West Just ten years after the Syrian War began, the project partners of the international pontifical charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), sharply condemn the ongoing sanctions of the West. They have fallen far short of their actual objective of weakening the Assad regime, the […]

Project of the Week: Training for Religious and Clergy in Sri Lanka

ACN Success Story: Ongoing formation for priests, religious Sisters and laity providing pastoral care to traumatized people. Easter Sunday morning 2019—will forever remain a day of frightful memory. On that day a series of suicide bombs were detonated in three Christian churches and three local hotels in the capital Colombo and elsewhere. Some 300 people lost their […]

Mali: Ongoing Prayers for the Release of Sister Gloria

Four years after her kidnapping, the Church continues to pray for the release of Sister Gloria Narvaez The Catholic Church in Mali (Africa) continues to pray and work for the release of the Colombian Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argoty, who was abducted four years ago on February 7 by jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda. The General […]