Testimony to ACN from the Colombian religious sister kidnapped in Mali

“Be quiet so that God may defend you” In an interview with the Colombian branch of the Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need, Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez, released last October in Mali, spoke about her missionary work, her captivity and her appeal to be a living witness. Here is a summary of a […]

Project of the Week: Urgent Need in Mozambique

Bela Vista neglected parish presbytery is in urgent need of repairs Today, almost 30 years after the country was devastated by a savage civil war, lasting from 1977 to 1992, large areas of Mozambique have still not recovered from the bloody conflict. Not only did the country suffer widespread material devastation, but also profound spiritual […]

Gratitude for 28 years serving the Church in Africa

Christine du Coudray retires after 28 years at ACN International as head of the project department for Africa The pontifical Charity ACN International bids farewell to Christine du Coudray as she retires after serving as coordinator of projects for Africa for many years. Dr. Thomas Heine-Geldern, executive president of ACN International, thanked the departing member of […]

Project of the Week: Support for Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Translation for social: Contemplative Carmelite Sisters in DRC have devoted their lives to praying for the world.  Through decades of civil war and ongoing violence, they pray especially for the young seminarians nearby that they may have the strength to carry out their vocations.  Though the people of Malole are so happy and grateful to have the Sisters and the convent near to them where they can attend Mass, they are too poor to support them.  See how ACN is stepping to help in our project of the week!

Africa: “Every continent has its own calling; the calling of Africa is the family”

Nearly three decades of service for the Church in Africa For 28 years, Christine du Coudray has worked at the head office of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) as head of projects for Africa. In this interview with Volker Niggewöhner, she takes a look back at her time with […]

Project of the Week in Ethiopia – Helping a youth and family apostolate in the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia   Helping a youth and family apostolate in the Horn of Africa by ACN Projects Department International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada Published online June 3, 2020 Sitting in the east of the continent, on the Horn of Africa, is Ethiopia—a country filled with contradictions. On the one hand, the country is showing […]

Project of the Week – Burkina Faso

Project of the Week – Burkina Faso Info from ACN International Projects Department Posted online May 14 , 2020 Help for the families of forced to flee their homes The diocese of Dori lies in the far north of Burkina Faso, in the Sahel region. Ninety-five percent of this population is Muslim, while Christians make up […]