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Brazil – An appointment with the Pope

ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin  “I look forward joyfully to this coming July in Rio de Janeiro! I will see you in that great city in Brazil!” Pope Francis called out these words on Palm Sunday to the young people of the world. His invitation includes not only the young people from those wealthier […]

Czech Republic – Brave pioneers

Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada The Carmelite Fathers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their return to Prague. When they returned after the Communist era, they had to start again from scratch. Father Anastasio Roggero, who serves at the shrine of the Infant Jesus, remembers. The man in Tram Number […]

Central Africa – Interview with Bishop Juan José Aguirre

  Central Africa “Since the Seleka came to Central Africa there’s been nothing but destruction. They simply fleeced us”.   INTERVIEW with the Bishop of BANGASSOU JUAN JOSÉ AGUIRRE Raquel Martin & Josué Villalón – ACN Spain Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada   What was the past month like? It was a very hard, […]

Central African Republic – “World opinion only interested in dead elephants”

Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, AED Canada Montreal, 23 May 2013 – Father Aurelio Gazzera, a missionary in the Central African city of Bozoum and Caritas director for the diocese of Bouar, bemoans the lack of interest shown by world public opinion in the dramatic situation in the Central African Republic. “In […]

Press Release : Central Africa – A matter of survival

ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada  Montreal, Wednesday May 15th, 2013 –Almost completely unnoticed by world public opinion a new drama of Christian persecution is unfurling in the Central African Republic. The Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has learnt from Church circles in Central Africa that the mission stations […]

India – Renovation of the Carmelite convent in Jordhig

ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada The Carmelite Sisters in the diocese of Jalpaiguri in West Bengal are overjoyed – for thanks to the kindness of our benefactors we have been able to give them 37 700$ towards the cost of renovating their convent in Jordhigi. The convent has been in existence since […]

World Communications Day : Malawi

Follow up World Communications Day : Malawi   _______________________________________   Malawi “Radio Tigabane”: pastoral and social programmes for northern Malawi   Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries. On the United Nations Development Programme’s 2011 human development index, this south-east African state ranks […]

Bangladesh – “It is intended to trigger chaos by means of violence”

Bangladesh “It is intended to trigger chaos by means of violence”   Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada   The violent excesses committed by Islamist groups in Dhaka on May 5th, last Sunday, have given rise to great concern among many Bangladeshis. The Archbishop of Dhaka, Patrick D’Rozario, explained this in […]