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Finding Jesus in the cake shop

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada Christine Kapadia comes from Gujarat in western India. Just like almost 90 per cent of the 60 million inhabitants of this state, she grew up as a Hindu, in a quite common Indian family. But what was rather unusual, was the lively interest she showed as […]

Tensions persist in Bangladesh

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada The international Catholic pastoral charity, Aid to the Church in Need, is following the persistent tensions in Bangladesh with great concern. “In the Dinajpur diocese in the north-west of the country Catholic Christians are repeatedly attacked by Muslim groups,” confirmed Véronique Vogel, head of the Indian […]

Central African Republic: ACN invites all to an International Day of Prayer for Peace in the Central African Republic on 21 July

In view of the dramatic situation in the Central African Republic, the Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” is issuing an invitation to take part in an international Day of Prayer for Peace. The initiative came from the Discalced Carmelites in the Ligurian province of Italy, who have five missions in the […]

“We see a drive for the renewal of the faith in all corners of the earth”

Interview with Regina Lynch, Project Director ACN   This year we are celebrating the Year of Faith. Why do you feel important to have this kind of celebration? Many of us, who are Catholics, often take our faith for granted, or run it on “low maintenance”,  for example by limiting its practice to Sunday Mass […]

Egypt – Despite unrest after Mursi’s fall Egyptian religious representatives are hopeful

Azhar University in Cairo: “We don’t want an Islamic state”– Coptic-Catholic Patriarch demands right to speed up church construction – Coptic-Orthodox Bishop: “Democracy is more than the rule of the majority” by Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin Religious representatives from Egypt speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church […]

Egypt – “A Church is growing as its faith deepens”

By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin The tension after the fall of the Muslim Brother Muhammad Mursi can be felt all over Egypt. Life in Cairo is carrying on, the cafés and teahouses of this huge megacity are full. But the people are more attentive than otherwise and more nervous. The taxi-drivers […]

PRESS RELEASE – Egypt

“The army carried out the will of the people.” By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada   Montreal, Thursday July 11, 2013 – Father Rafik Greiche, head of the press office of the Egyptian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, emphasized that the military’s ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was not a coup […]

Ukraine – Renovations of a parish

 The following series of texts has an objective to introduce you to the many kinds of assistance needed by various organizations, parishes or Catholic communities throughout the world.  We invite you to travel with us to all the continents that you may see how very important your support is to them.   Enjoy the read ! […]

Georgia – A care facility for the disabled

  The following series of texts has an objective to introduce you to the many kinds of assistance needed by various organizations, parishes or Catholic communities throughout the world.  We invite you to travel with us to all the continents that you may see how very important your support is to them.   Enjoy the […]

Ivory Coast – Self-sufficiency project: rice and maize fields for 20 parishes

The following series of texts has an objective to introduce you to the many kinds of assistance needed by various organizations, parishes or Catholic communities throughout the world.  We invite you to travel with us to all the continents that you may see how very important your support is to them.  Enjoy the read !   […]