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Project of the Week – Support for Catechists in Ukraine

Support for a course in the biblical apostolate for catechists The most recent papal letter Antiquum Ministerium , in which Pope Francis establishes the  Ministry of Catechist, with its own liturgical responsibilities, was a source of great joy for ACN. Why?  Because ACN is already supporting the work of catechists in many countries all around the […]

“Catechists are the backbone of the Church”

Aid to the Church in Need supports the work of lay preachers all over the world “We are very excited about the most recent Apostolic Letter Antiquum Ministerium, with which the pope has established the ‘lay ministry’ of catechists with its own Rite of Institution,” Regina Lynch, director of projects at the international Catholic pastoral […]

ACN Project of the Week – Training of future catechists in Pakistan

Pakistan—Success Story: Help for the formation of 42 catechists The work of catechists is of immense importance for the life of the Church in Pakistan. The parishes here are often vast and with numerous outlying settlements, and consequently the catechists are an indispensable support for the priests playing a major role in passing on the […]

Success Story: Peru

Peru  Success Story: Training of catechists in the Rainforest Deep within the jungle of the Peruvian Amazon region lies the apostolic vicariate of Iquitos, a place only accessible by air or by boat. Though this may appeal to an adventurer on holidays, it represents a major challenge for the pastoral workers of the Catholic Church. […]

ACN Project of the Week – Ethiopia

  Ethiopia Bicycles for 30 catechists in Gambella   The apostolic vicariate of Gambella lies in the extreme west of Ethiopia, on the frontier with South Sudan. It is a remote and underdeveloped region where there is widespread poverty.   Therefore, there are recurrent and intermittent inter-tribal conflicts mainly between the more settled, farming tribes […]