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ACN NEWS: Pakistan Discouragement and hope in cases of kidnapping

Pakistan Discouragement and hope in cases of kidnapping A 15-year-old young Christian girl, kidnapped and victim of sexual slavery, becomes pregnant By John Pontifex and Massimiliano Tubani for ACN International Translation and adaptation by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Information   The lawyer of the young girl’s family declared to Aid to the Church in […]

ACN Interview – Mozambique: The hidden war

Mozambique: The hidden war “It is important to know what is happening – 52 young people were massacred on April 7 for refusing to join the insurgents.” An interview with Mgr. Luiz Fernando Lisboa, Mozambique 27.04.2020 by Maria Lozano Published on the web April 28, 2020 Pope Francis has been one of the few international […]

Holy Week — ACN International Reflection by Father Martin Barta, International Ecclesiastical Assistant

Holy Week — ACN International Reflection by Father Martin Barta, International Ecclesiastical Assistant   The project partners of the 23 Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) national offices are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As these words are written, over one million people around the world have contracted the virus around the world, and […]

Covid-19 pandemic – Letter from the international president of ACN

Königstein, Germany, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International Headquarters  Le 18 mars 2020   Dear Friends, On Ash Wednesday this year, as we were all preparing to begin the Lenten season, none of us could have imagined that this time of penance would become such a challenging one for us. In a very […]

ACN Project of the Week – Success Story in Mexico

Success Story in Mexico Help to rebuild part of a convent in Puebla   The Order of the Most Holy Saviour was founded in Sweden in the 14th century by Saint Bridget of Sweden; it is also known as the Order of Saint Bridget, or the Bridgettine Order. These nuns live a life of strict […]

ACN News – “2019 was a year of martyrs”

ACN International Initial assessment of the last year: “2019 was a year of martyrs” by Maria Lozano & Jürgen Liminski, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Published on the web, January 10, 2019 Thomas Heine-Geldern, president of the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), gives an initial assessment […]

ACN Project of the Week: Subsistence Support for Religious Sisters in Benin

Benin Subsistence Support for Religious Sisters Sister Helène and Sister Epiphanie, both from Togo, belong to the Congregation of the Missionary Catechetical Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart. Since July 2018, they have been living and working in Parakou, a large and quickly developing town, situated in northern Benin. Many different cultural and ethnic groups […]

ACN Project of the Week—Support for the youth pastoral centre in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Project of the Week—Bosnia Support for the youth pastoral centre in Sarajevo By ACN International, Adapted by ACN Canada Published online – November 29, 2019 Catholics are a minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina—now at a bare 14% of the population, and falling. This decline began during the Bosnian War (1992 to 1995) when half the […]

ACN Press: “Brutal” Closures of Church Administered Health Centres in Eritrea

  Eritrea “Brutal” Closures of Church Administered Health Centres by Tobias Lehner, for ACN International Adapted by Mario Bard Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the website July 11, 2019 Beginning in mid-June, the Eritrean military forcibly and “brutally” occupied and closed 21 hospitals and medical facilities run by the Catholic Church in Eritrea. […]

ACN Feature – Burkina Faso: Religious congregation forced to flee

Burkina Faso Sisters forced to flee their convent   After their hasty departure from Kompienbiga, in the south-east of Burkina Faso, the sisters of the congregation, Sœurs des Campagnes took refuge with the brothers in the male branch of their same congregation, in Pama, back in January 2019 and just before the assassination of Father […]