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ACN Feature Story – Algeria: In the footsteps of Charles de Foucauld

ACN Feature Story—Algeria In the footsteps of Charles de Foucauld The difficult challenge of maintaining a female Christian presence in Tamanrasset   By Christophe Fontaine, ACN International Adapted by: Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   On May 27 of this year, Pope Francis recognized the attribution of a second miracle to Blessed Charles de Foucauld […]

ACN News – Mozambique: Unfolding Violence Goes Unseen by the World

Unfolding Violence Goes Unseen by the World  “The international community is nowhere to be seen in regard to the problem” in Cabo Delgado, says European deputy Paulo Rangel ACN News, 23.07.2020 by Paulo Aido for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Briget Griffin, ACN Canada “The world does not see, or does not wish to see, […]

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Success Story: Mass Books in the Chiluba language   The Chiluba (Ciluba) language is spoken by close to 6 million people in the Kasai Region in the southeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a large country right at the heart of Africaand it […]

ACN News – The only hope for Huma Younus: Supreme Court of Pakistan

Pakistan Supreme court – the only hope for Huma Younus Text by Marta Petrosillo, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Briget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted to website March 26, 2020 For the umpteenth time, no progress has been made in the case of Huma Younus, the 14-year-old Catholic girl abducted on 10 October last year in […]

ACN Feature Story: Egypt – Five years on

Egypt – Five years on   Shrine honours 21 Coptic martyrs   Special collaboration –  Engy Magdy Adapted by ACN Canada   Published on the web February 14, 2020   The shrine to the 21 Christian men beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach in February 2015, will hold an exhibition on Feb. 15 honouring […]

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—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 Project of the Week – Renovation needs in Ecuador

Project of the Week in Ecuador Renovation of the presbytery on Isla di Puná Posted Friday, November 1, 2019 The Isla di Puná is an island of some 900 km² just off the south coast of Ecuador. It has a population of around 7,000 and is actually a somewhat impoverished area, although efforts have been […]

Success Story: Support given for Year of the Family

Belarus Success Story: Support given for Year of the Family   Belarus is a country which knows numerous problems. The country, which gained its independence in 1991, is considered by many international observers to be a dictatorship. Most see little hope or future prospect for themselves and many young people often try escaping their despair […]