ACN support for war-torn Ukraine has surpassed 7.5 million dollars

Königstein/Montreal, August 2, 2022 – Five months after the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has taken stock of the support sent to the country. A total of over 7.5 million dollars has been provided in emergency aid and other initiatives to assist the Catholic Church in its […]

Project of the Week—Help for Refugee Children in Lebanon

Empowering Syrian refugee children and their families through education The situation in Lebanon remains a desperate one. The profound political, social and economic crisis that has gripped the country since late 2019 has plunged large sections of the population into desperation and poverty. The pandemic has made matters even worse. Moreover, one and a half […]

Pope’s Visit to Iraq—ACN among the guests!

Director of ACN’s Projects Department will travel to Iraq in papal plane as representative of ROACO. Regina Lynch, the director of the Projects Department of ACN International, will be the official delegate of the organization ROACO (a papal organization for the support of the Eastern Catholic Churches) during the papal visit to Iraq from 5th […]

Burkina Faso: First Holy Communion, Between Terrorism and COVID-19

Communicants talk to ACN about their faith in Jesus Their faces radiant with joy, children dressed in their white robes dance and sing, clap their hands and pray to God. In Kaya, a provincial capital in Burkina Faso, nothing can overshadow the joy of celebrating the First Holy Communion. For a brief moment, the children […]

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 […]