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ACN Project of the Week : Mass Offerings in Madagascar

Madagascar Mass Offerings for the 70 priests in the diocese of Morondava   Having a Holy Mass celebrated for a particular intention is a long and venerable tradition. The offering, or “stipend”, given to the priest by the person concerned is in no sense a payment, but rather a gesture of love and gratitude as […]

ACN Project of the Week – DRC

Success Story: Democratic Republic of the Congo   A minibus for the Dominican Fathers in Kinshasa   The Dominican Fathers in Kinshasa are delighted to have received their new minibus. Their old vehicle finally gave up the ghost, irrevocably, while travelling on the road, some 210 km (130 miles) away from their home monastery. From […]

Azerbaijan: A tiny community will be visited

 Azerbaijan  Pope Francis brings peace   Fourteen years after the visit of John Paul II, Azerbaijan is once again preparing for a pontifical visit. The pope will not only travel to the tiny Catholic community, but will also work towards peace in this long suffering region.   Situated on the shores of the Caspian Sea, […]

Feature Story – Bosnia: The impact of the Sister’s love in an orphanage

Bosnia “We are here for the children that need us.” When Katarina leafs through the photo albums from the last two decades with Sisters Admirata and Manda, her joy is tinged by melancholy. The photographs keep memories of Katarina’s happy childhood days alive. However, the realization that the sheltered days of her youth will soon […]

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK – COLOMBIA

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 […]

LetsbeOne: ACN and WYD

“Let’s be One” Campaign 3,000 postcards for the young people of the Church in need   The international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is taking stock of its campaign “Let’s be One,” launched at the World Youth Day in Cracow from 26 to 31 July 2016. The aim of the campaign […]

Syria: A war “unjust, barbaric and destructive”

Syria: A war “unjust, barbaric and destructive”  The Melkite Greek Catholic Bishop of Aleppo in Syria wrote these words last September 16. Msgr. Jean-Clément Jeanbart was then celebrating the 20th anniversary of his ordination as the bishop of this “artistic and intellectual” city, whose citizens are today in great misery.  “Today, at the very moment […]

PRESS RELEASE: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia – Church active in fight against Ebola

  Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada    Montreal, Thursday October 2, 2014 – In Catholic parishes throughout Liberia, the threat arising from the spread of the Ebola virus and the potential for prevention are being discussed more and more – the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in […]

JOURNEY WITH ACN in the Holy Land

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which is regularly posted to our blog.   Our weekly newsletter was designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and with various projects we have been able to realize together with ACN benefactors. This week again:   The Holy Land   CONSOLIDATING PEACE […]

Journey with ACN – Rwanda

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which will be regularly posted to our blog.   Our weekly newsletter was designed to provide us with an opportunity to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and with some of the projects we have been able to realize together with ACN […]