Project of the Week – Russia

Russia Ecumenical support for Orthodox seminarians   There are 183 young men at the Russian Orthodox seminary in Stavropol currently training for the priesthood. Aid to the Church in Need has for many years now maintained close contact  with this seminary and here too, as in many other places, there are close and friendly relations […]


Colombia Help for the training of Cúcuta future priests The diocese of Cúcuta lies in the far north-east of Colombia bordering Venezuela. This year there is special reason for celebration, as the local diocesan seminary is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The rector of the seminary, Father José Abel Sierra Parra, has written to Aid to the Church […]


Kenya A new church in a missionary parish   The missionary parish of St. Charles Lwanga lies within the apostolic vicariate of Isiolo, in north-east Kenya. The area is majority Muslim and Catholics make up a minority of only 5% or so of the population.   The parish was established here in 2005 – the […]

ACN Project of the Week – Phillipines

PROJECT OF THE WEEK Philippines Training of lay pastoral workers in the marriage and family apostolate Zamboanga is the capital of the peninsula region and archdiocese bearing the same name and is found on the island of Mindanao. The archdiocese serves a population of some 620,000 Catholics. In the past, they established a training program […]

ACN Project of the Week : Helping Carmelites Sisters in Croatia

Croatia A Success Story – and a new project!  For over 25 years now, ACN has been supporting the Carmelites in the convent of Saint Joseph, in the Croatian town of Breznica Djakovacka. Last year the Carmelite order celebrated the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila who, together with Saint John […]

Our Project of the Week in Brazil

Brazil New books for a seminary in Diamantina It was not by chance that the city of Diamantina got its name – for in the 17th century this was the first place where diamonds were found outside of Asia. But, as happens everywhere in the world, those who got rich were only a few lucky […]


India A pastoral program to mark the Holy Year of Mercy While still a young seminarian, Bishop Salvadore Lobo of Baruipur gained deep sympathy for the poor and disabled after meeting Mother Teresa. This meeting would then prompt him to volunteer in her Kaligat House of the Dying in Calcutta, where he tended to the dying. […]

ACN Project of the Week – A Pastoral Centre in Lebanon

Lebanon A pastoral centre in Maalaka   More and more Christians are leaving the Middle East. It is an exodus that no longer affects Syria and Iraq alone anymore, but also touches Lebanon. This country, which in the quite recent past was the only country in the Middle East with a Christian majority, now has […]

ACN Project of the Week – Armenia

Armenia A Sunday school program for children in Arik    Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to Armenia in June of this year. The Armenians are proud that as early as in the fourth century, Christianity was declared the state religion in their country, and thereby making it arguably the oldest Christian nation in the world. […]

ACN Project of the Week: Mass Offerings for priests in Miao

ACN Photo: Arunachal Pradesh, India, diocese of Miao  in the extreme North East, bordering on  Burma. Morning prayers in a catholic school. India   Mass Offerings for priests in Miao The diocese of Miao in Northeast India, was established only recently, in 2005. It lies in one of the most remote and isolated regions of the […]