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ACN PRESS – Red Wednesday in Canada

Red Wednesday in Canada A large draw in attendance Montreal, December 12, 2019—Over one hundred events took place in Canada, mainly in the Montreal, Toronto and Calgary archdioceses, on Wednesday, November 20, to highlight the international Red Wednesday movement. The archdiocese of Calgary saw large numbers of Catholic school children involved in, participating in, and […]

Ghana, a Success Story: A church for the people of Nkontrodo

Ghana A Success Story: A church for the people of Nkontrodo   The town of Nkontrodo is one of eight smaller communities belonging to the parish of Saint Francis in Elmina. The town, located in the south of Ghana, has around 200 actively practicing Catholics who regularly attend Holy Mass and play an active part […]

ACN Press Release: Red Wednesday 2019 – On November 20th, all across Canada Show your solidarity!

Red Wednesday 2019 On November 20th, all across Canada Show your solidarity!   Montréal, November 12, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) is organizing and coordinating Red Wednesday – #RedWednesday – a day of action to raise awareness of the plight of more than […]

ACN Project of the Week – India

India Success Story: A car to reach marginalized tribal peoples For many years now, Sister Christine of the Merciful Sisters of the Cross has been serving the poor and oppressed in the East Indian province where her congregation is also located.  Members of the indigenous tribal peoples are the main group of people she tends […]

ACN News: Fate of Christians tied to deadly Iraq protests 

Iraq Fate of Christians tied to deadly Iraq protests by Xavier Bisits, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted Monday November 4, 2019   Although Iraqi Christians, concentrated in the north of the country, lie far from the epicentre of deadly protests in Baghdad, their fate may be tied to the outcome […]

ACN Project of the Week – Renovation needs in Ecuador

Project of the Week in Ecuador Renovation of the presbytery on Isla di Puná Posted Friday, November 1, 2019 The Isla di Puná is an island of some 900 km² just off the south coast of Ecuador. It has a population of around 7,000 and is actually a somewhat impoverished area, although efforts have been […]

ACN PRESS: Red Wednesday – 2019 A Second Edition in Canada

Red Wednesday 2019 A Second Edition in CanadaWill you participate?   Montréal, October 23, 2019 – As the results of the latest Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International Report on the persecution of Christians 2017-19 are coming out around the world today, the Canadian announces that the 2nd edition of Red Wednesday, an event to […]

ACN Project of the Week – India

ACN Project of the Week – India Help for the formation of 23 seminarians The Congregation of the Holy Cross was officially founded in Mans, France, in 1837. Born of a fusion between the Brothers of Saint Joseph—founded in 1820 by Father Jacques Dujarie and auxiliary priests of Mans, founded by the canon Basile Moreau […]

ACN Project of the Week – Post flooding, Malawi receives help from ACN

Malawi   Mission accomplished! Emergency aid following severe flooding   In March 2019 many areas of southern Malawi– a country located on the border between southern Africa and East Africa— were struck by torrential rainfall which continued for days on end resulting in devastating floods  which affected close to 1 million inhabitants in 16 of […]

ACN Success Story in Nigeria: Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral!

Nigeria Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral a Success! By Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada In summer 2018 we at ACN Canada decided that it was important to talk to our Canadian benefactors, through a fundraiser, about Nigeria done later that year.  Why? Some background. In early June, we received the charismatic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, then archbishop […]