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Central African Republic: Hope for a country on the brink

  Christine du Coudray, head of the African section of the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need”, speaks about the dramatic situation in the Central African Republic. The interview was conducted by Eva-Maria Kolmann   You have welcomed the United Nations Security Council resolution which opens the way for intervention in […]

Press Release: Central African Republic

More than 3,500 houses burned down in the Diocese of Bouar; thousands of people are fleeing By Eva-Maria Kollman, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, September 20, 2013 – A dramatic worsening of the situation in the Diocese of Bouar in the north of the Central African Republic has been reported to […]

Central African Republic “I can’t remain silent when people are being killed like flies.”

Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada   Montreal, July 24th, 2013 – In his sermon last Sunday, 21 July, in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Bangui the Archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonné Nzapalainga, had clear words to say. “I can’t remain silent while the sons of this country are the victims […]

South Sudan suffers rebel attacks: “Military presence not a solution”

By ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin,  ACN Canada Politicians should do more to start a peace dialogue, said Edward Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of the South Sudanese diocese of Tambura-Yambio, when speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN). In his diocese, which is located in the border region, […]

Central African Republic: ACN invites all to an International Day of Prayer for Peace in the Central African Republic on 21 July

In view of the dramatic situation in the Central African Republic, the Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” is issuing an invitation to take part in an international Day of Prayer for Peace. The initiative came from the Discalced Carmelites in the Ligurian province of Italy, who have five missions in the […]

Central African Republic – “World opinion only interested in dead elephants”

Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, AED Canada Montreal, 23 May 2013 – Father Aurelio Gazzera, a missionary in the Central African city of Bozoum and Caritas director for the diocese of Bouar, bemoans the lack of interest shown by world public opinion in the dramatic situation in the Central African Republic. “In […]

Press Release : Central Africa – A matter of survival

ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada  Montreal, Wednesday May 15th, 2013 –Almost completely unnoticed by world public opinion a new drama of Christian persecution is unfurling in the Central African Republic. The Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has learnt from Church circles in Central Africa that the mission stations […]