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Central African Republic: A Jubilee Year Overshadowed by Violence

On December 20, 2020, the Carmelites in the Central African Republic were planning to initiate a jubilee year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of their missions in the Central African Republic. However, the celebrations could not be held because of unrest arising from the elections. In spite of all the difficulties, these fathers—serving […]

Central African Republic – Massacre of Alindao – Emergency Help

Central African Republic Death toll from november massacre in Alindao is 80 ACN is funding two aid projects for the local Catholic community as they return to a scene of utter devastation The number of people who have died as a result of the terrorist attacks, on November 15 last year – in the Cathedral […]

ACN Project of the Week: The Church remains in CAR

Central African Republic The Church remains and provides support   Sadly, the Central African Republic has never truly known peace. In the 57 years since it gained independence, this country – one of the poorest in the world – has suffered one military coup after another. It is hard to keep track of all the […]

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 […]