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Central Africa Tuesday’s attack: The number of deaths increase

Photo: Father Albert Toungoumalé-Baba Central Africa Tuesday’s attack: Number of dead increased The attack on the parish of Our Lady of Fatima in Bangui, the capital of Central Africa, on Tuesday, May 1, reportedly killed more than 20 people, including Father Albert Toungoumalé-Baba. Initially, it was already known that 15 parishioners and Father Albert had been killed. […]

A day of prayer to bring Pope Francis safely to Africa

Central African Republic “The visit by Pope Francis will be for us a witness of peace” Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is appealing to its benefactors to pray this Sunday for the papal visit, despite the most recent violence in the country  On 29 and 30 November Pope Francis is due to visit the […]

Journey with ACN – Central Africa

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our website and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world and introducing you to various projects we have helped to bring into being together with our partners and ACN benefactors. This week:  Central African Republic Success Story:  Books for the formation of the […]

ONE YEAR AGO IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Translated by Amanda Bridget Griffin On December 5, 2013, the convent of the Carmes of Bangui, the Capital of Central African Republic, was transformed into a refugee camp when 2,500 people arrived unannounced in search of refuge due to threats by the Seleka Rebel group. The eleven brothers who dwell in […]

Central African Republic – “Peace is still a long way away”

By Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by, Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Montreal, June 4, 2014 – The Prior of the Carmelite Monastery in Bangui, Father Federico Trinchero, calls for a quick resolution of the conflict in the Central African Republic.   Talking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in […]

CENTRAL – AFRICA: HISTORY OF A CONFLICT (VI)

 For the final word in this series of five articles on Central Africa, we give you the words of Father Federico who will speak to us about an extraordinary man: Father Anastasio Roggero.    Father Anastasio: the Soul of Carmel de Bangui  Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Translated and adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada  “Father […]

CENTRAL – AFRICA: HISTORY OF A CONFLICT (IV)

Given the dramatic situation known to Central-Africa for more than a year now, and by way of solidarity with its populace, we are continuing today with a series of articles which will enable you to accompany the people of this country, currently at the heart of an unspeakable conflict: a war which recalls the extreme […]

CENTRAL – AFRICA: THE HISTORY OF A CONFLICT

ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada Given the dramatic situation known to Central-Africa for more than a year now, and by way of solidarity with its populace, beginning today we will be offering you a series of articles which will enable you to accompany the inhabitants of this country, currently at the heart […]

DECEMBER 22nd – SIXTH DAY: NOVENA for CENTRAL AFRICA

FOR THE POLITICIANS – THAT THEY MAY NOT  FOSTER HATRED BETWEEN THE RELIGIONS “O King whom all the peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which makes all one. O come and save man whom you made from clay.”  COME QUICKLY, LORD. COME, O SAVIOUR! GRANT US PEACE “ Turned out that Selekas demand for all […]

Update on Novena for Central Africa: A miracle in Bozoum

We would like to share this amazing experience  with you so that you might bear witness to the power of  our  fervent prayers for Central Africa: Yesterday was the first day of the Novena for Peace.  ACN felt it was imperative to launch this prayer initiative because the news arriving daily from the country was both frightening and […]