“I see a lot of trauma in people, in their eyes, their faces”

Catholic Bishop of Kharkiv to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Kharkiv is currently one of the Ukrainian cities most under fire. Many buildings and apartments have been damaged or even destroyed. In the first week of the war, a missile hit the bishop’s house in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia. In spite […]

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) calls for a day of prayer for Myanmar on February 1st

 February 1st marks the first anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar. It has been a year of terror and suffering, which has disrupted the course of this Asian country. The response of the military leadership to the massive demonstrations against its abuse of power has been ruthless and brutal. In the months following the […]

ACN Interview – the changes brought to Cuba through the communist ideologie

 CUBA “The Communist ideology has fundamentally changed society” Text by ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted on line March 18, 2020 In a country shaped by half a century under Communist rule, a country facing a lack of economic prospects and the disintegration of the traditional family, the Church in Cuba […]

ACN News – “2019 was a year of martyrs”

ACN International Initial assessment of the last year: “2019 was a year of martyrs” by Maria Lozano & Jürgen Liminski, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Published on the web, January 10, 2019 Thomas Heine-Geldern, president of the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), gives an initial assessment […]

ACN Interview: “The Catholic Church does exist in Morocco. And it is a Samaritan!”

MOROCCO ACN INTERVIEW “THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DOES EXIST IN MOROCCO. AND IT IS A SAMARITAN!” Learn first-hand information about the country Pope Francis will be visiting in late March María Lozano held an interview with Monsignor Cristóbal López Romero, the bishop of Rabat, for a television broadcast produced by Aid to the Church in Need […]

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. […]

Philippines: “The reconstruction of the city of Marawi will take years”

Philippines: “The reconstruction of the city of Marawi will take years”   Reinhard Backes travelled to the Philippine city of Marawi for the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need. The Christian minority in the city was suppressed for months by Islamists. An interview about relations between Christians and Muslims in the region […]

Congo-Brazzaville: The Church is drawing new hope and strength

 Congo-Brazzaville The Church is drawing new hope and strength to overcome its problems Having lived for a long time under a communist regime, the Republic of Congo for many years left its Christian faith aside. But today, the Catholic Church in the country is gathering new strength to deal with its problems – which are many […]

Bosnia – Two professions in the life of the Croat religious sister Marija Bešker

Bosnia The more people give, the greater their contentment   “She is stronger than Tito,” a doctor at the Trauma Surgery Unit of the Clinical Centre of the University of Sarajevo says. She is quick to retort, “Of course! President Tito is long dead and I – thank the Lord – am very much alive.” […]

ACN Project of the Week : Mass Offerings in Madagascar

Madagascar Mass Offerings for the 70 priests in the diocese of Morondava   Having a Holy Mass celebrated for a particular intention is a long and venerable tradition. The offering, or “stipend”, given to the priest by the person concerned is in no sense a payment, but rather a gesture of love and gratitude as […]