ACN Project of the Week: A New Village Chapel in Bangladesh

Success Story: Building a village chapel for the faithful of Noyanagar For many years now the Catholic faithful in the village of Noyanagar have been longing for a new chapel. The tiny mud chapel they built themselves almost 30 years ago has become far too small for their growing community. The walls have deep cracks […]

Death Notice of Archbishop Moses Costa, Bangladesh

  Death Notice Archbishop Moses Costa, Bangladesh His Grace, Archbishop Moses Costa, of the Chittagong Archdiocese in Bangladesh died this morning, July 13, at 9:20 am (Bangladesh time) due to complications from COVID-19.  He was 70 years old.     Msgr Costa was a friend of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) for twenty […]

United in Prayer for Msgr Moses Costa, of Bangladesh

COVID-19: Bangladesh Let us unite in prayer for Msgr Moses Costa,  a great friend of ACN’s, diagnosed with COVID-19 We recently learned that Msgr Moses Costa, archbishop of Chittagong au Bangladesh, is seriously ill with  COVID-19. For the last twenty years, Msgr Costa has been a friend of  Aid to the Church in Need. Véronique […]

ACN Project of the Week in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Success Story: a church and community centre for the parish The Catholic faithful in the parish of Nayanagar are delighted with their new church and parish centre, which – thanks to the generous help of our benefactors – this project which Catholics have dreamt of for years, and also organized collections for, despite their […]

Bangladesh – Living in a Muslims world: A vision

Bangladesh Living in a Muslims world: A vision The bishop without land, without a house and without a car: “I was living in rented accommodation, in a house belonging to Muslims, in which I was not allowed to celebrate the Eucharist.”   Bishop Bejoy N. D’Cruze of the diocese of Sylhet, in the north of […]

ACN Project of the Week – in Bangladesh

Bangladesh How we helped to build a new parish house There was great joy among the Catholics of Bangladesh when, on October 9, Pope Francis announced the name of Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario of Dhaka among the list of new cardinals in the Church. In this overwhelmingly Muslim country, Catholics make up only a tiny minority […]

Journey with ACN – Bangladesh

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 […]

Press Release: Bangladesh – Minorities suffer fear and violence

By Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada  Montreal, Tuesday January 14 , 2014 — A  violent and also fatal boycott took place in Bangladesh by opposition parties in the hope of preventing a vote in Bangladesh, following a  general election last Sunday, 5 January 2014.  The ruling Awami league had had […]

Tensions persist in Bangladesh

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada The international Catholic pastoral charity, Aid to the Church in Need, is following the persistent tensions in Bangladesh with great concern. “In the Dinajpur diocese in the north-west of the country Catholic Christians are repeatedly attacked by Muslim groups,” confirmed Véronique Vogel, head of the Indian […]

Canada – Over one million dollars in support of various projects

Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, Thursday June 20, 2013 – In 2013, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Canada, supported various projects around the world with over one million dollars in donations. It is with a great deal of pride that Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of ACN Canada, acknowledges […]