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Journey with ACN – Pakistan

« If in the struggle to defend the rights of minorities and justice for oppressed people –if Jesus Christ wishes me to shed my blood, I will do it!  I am ready to go until the last drop to fight injustice. And I’m not frightened.”   Shahbaz Bhatti was the former Minister for Religious Minorities in […]

Central African Republic: Hope for a country on the brink

  Christine du Coudray, head of the African section of the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need”, speaks about the dramatic situation in the Central African Republic. The interview was conducted by Eva-Maria Kolmann   You have welcomed the United Nations Security Council resolution which opens the way for intervention in […]

Interview with the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako – in Rome, 3.10.2013

 The situation in Iraq has deteriorated; there is a lack of security. Patriarch Sako was born in Northern Iraq in 1948. At the end of January 2013, the former Archbishop of Kirkuk was appointed Patriarch of Babylon. The new Patriarch chose the name Louis Raphaël I. Interviewed by Reinhard Backes, ACN International Eminence, for months […]

Press Release Central African Republic: Further attacks on missionaries

By Eva Maria Kollman, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, September 30, 2013 – Following the attacks on a Carmelite priest a few days ago, the mission station of the Sacred Heart Fathers of Bétharram (Bétharramites) in Bouar in the north of the Central African Republic was the victim of a severe […]

Syria – “We’re afraid of the winter”

By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada The conflict in Syria can only be solved politically, not by military means: that is the firm conviction of the Syrian Jesuit Ziad Hilal. Speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” he said on Friday: “The use of […]

Nigeria – Help for the renovation of a Major Seminary in Jos

ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada In the Western World, many seminaries are forced to close their doors due to a lack of vocations, and many dioceses only have a handful of new priestly ordinations. In contrast, seminaries are simply bursting at the seams in many parts of Africa. The rectors have sleepless […]

Journey with ACN

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 6:33 JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which will be regularly posted to our blog.  This weekly newsletter will an opportunity for us to acquaint you with the needs of the Church and the projects […]

Egypt – Two Years After the Arab Spring

Egypt is not only pyramids and sun soaked beaches; it is also a country where the economic and political interests of the world’s great powers intertwine.The Arab Spring popular uprising in Cairo’s Tahrir square in January of 2011, has resulted in the country stumbling toward an uncertain future, evermore polarised between Islamist and secular forces. […]

Journey with ACN

Egypt Financing the children’s education AED International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada   ACN promises $42 000 for the victims and their families What is a small trader to do when all his possessions, his shop, his means of existence go up in flames? How is the father of a family to cope, knowing […]