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ACN Interview: Cardinal Baltasar Porras of Venezuela

Venezuela Interview of Cardinal Baltasar Porras: “Venezuela is suffering from a wartime economy” by Maria Lozano & Josué Villalón for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin for ACN Canada Published on the web August 5th, 2019   The social, political and economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate gravely, with shortages of food, medicines and the […]

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon 5,000 Bibles for the youth apostolate in the Archdiocese of Zahleh

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon 5,000 Bibles for the youth apostolate in the Archdiocese of Zahleh More and more Christians are leaving the Middle-East. This Exodus is not only affecting Syria and Iraq, but Lebanon as well. In the quite recent past, this was the only country in the Middle East with a […]

ACN Project of the Week – Help for seminarians in Congo

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) Help for the training of 83 seminarians The statistics reflecting the numbers of the Catholic Church in Africa represent something of a record holder. For one in every nine priests, one in every four seminarians and one in every six lay Catholics in the world hail from this continent!   Many […]

ACN Project of the Week – Water in Kinshasa

Democratic Republic of the Congo A spring welling up in glorious Kinshasa Following a chronic shortage of water that threatened their survival,  a contemplative community of religious Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)  are looking forward to a new future ensured by a new well. “We didn’t know how we were going to […]

ACN Press – Syria: A Bishop’s plea

Cover picture – Bishop Antioine Chbeir, Maronite Bishop in Syria with Head of Middle East Projects for ACN – Father Halemba Syria A Bishop’s plea as blasts cause carnage  A diocese rallies in support of wounded and the grieving Bishop warns of exodus following bomb blasts   In an interview with Aid to the Church […]

ACN Project of the Week: Mass Offerings for priests in Miao

ACN Photo: Arunachal Pradesh, India, diocese of Miao  in the extreme North East, bordering on  Burma. Morning prayers in a catholic school. India   Mass Offerings for priests in Miao The diocese of Miao in Northeast India, was established only recently, in 2005. It lies in one of the most remote and isolated regions of the […]

ACN PRESS – International Report on Persecution of Christians 2013-15

  Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2013-15, compiled by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, concludes that if the exodus of faithful from Iraq continues at existing levels, the faithful could all but disappear within five years. International Report – Persecuted and Forgotten? Christianity disappearing from parts […]

ACN Feature Story – Cameroon

Cameroon Boko Haram’s terrorism moving into towns    People in northern Cameroon are living in fear following suicide attacks in the town of Maroua which claimed over 30 lives this past July. Sunday Mass celebrations now require major security measures as a sense of normality is slowly re-establishes.  Bishop Bruno Ateba remains hopeful however, as […]

ACN PRESS – SYRIA

   Syria A heart-broken Patriarch’s desperate plea to stop ‘tsunami’ of youth emigration   Clare Creegan and John Pontifex, ACN International   – Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal/Königstein/Surrey, Tuesday September 2, 2015 – In an open letter to youth, a copy of which was sent to the international Catholic charity Aid to the […]

FEATURE STORY – Niger: “They set fire to our churches, but our hearts are still ablaze out of love for them.”

Niger “They set fire to our churches, but our hearts are still ablaze out of love for them.” The violent outbursts against Christians in Niger are incomprehensible to Bishop Ambroise Ouédraogo – and yet he still wants to work together with the Muslims  Six months after the riots against Christians in Niger, the fear of […]