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Project of the Week – Formation of Young Priests in C.A.R and Cameroon

Support for the Formation of 38 Carmelite Novices in Central African Republic and Cameroon It was 50 years ago –1971 – that the first four Carmelite Fathers arrived from Italy in the Central African Republic. These courageous pioneers rolled up their sleeves and got to work in what is still today one of the poorest […]

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: Bishop of Bangassou Asks for Prayers

Bishop Juan José Aguirre asks for prayers to bring peace to his country and to his people Happy New Year! These are words we commonly hear at this time of year. And they were also the first words addressed by Bishop Juan José Aguirre of Bangassou to all at the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid […]

ACN Information Covid-19: a Missed Opportunity for Peace

Over two months ago, the UN issued an appeal for a worldwide ceasefire in the hope that people would instead concentrate on the battle against Covid-19. Six days later, the Pope also echoed this appeal. Now ACN has contacted Church leaders on the ground in the various conflict regions in order to find out what […]

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 […]

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. […]

ACN Project of the Week in Central African Republic

Central African Republic Printing thirty thousand copies of the New Testament in Sango   The Central African Republic has been a country in crisis since it gained independence in 1960, with one coup after another. Its population has been terrorized by an unending stream of armed groups that although they may have gone by different […]

Central African Republic – The forgotten war in the heart of Africa

Central African Republic: “we were obliged to bury many people of all different religions”   The present situation in the Central African Republic, following five years of war and violence, is a profoundly distressing one. Speaking to the 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Bishop Juan José Aguirre-Muñoz of Bangassou […]

Central African Republic – The Church fears a massacre in Bangassou

Central African Republic – The Church fears a massacre in Bangassou   From his place in hiding, together with other priests, Father Yovane Cox, a Chilean missionary in the Central African Republic, has contacted the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) with an urgent plea for our prayers. “The cathedral […]

ACN Interview – Central African Republic

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC /  DIOCESE OF ALINDAO Central African Republic “We weep for our abandoned children!” Jürgen Liminski interviews Mons. Cyr-Nestor YAPAUPA, bishop of the Diocese of Alindao in the Central African Republic, for Aid to the Church in Need International (ACN) about the new clashes between factions of the Seleka and the Anti-balaka still […]