Project of the Week – Ethiopia: A Village Chapel in the Apostolic Vicariate of Soddo

 The apostolic vicariate of Soddo lies in southern Ethiopia around 385 km south of the capital Addis Ababa. The territory of the vicariate is approximately 47,000 km² in area and has almost 192,000 Catholics today. The number of parishes is growing and there are now 34 of them, together with numerous out-stations, which are increasing more and […]

Project of the Week – Ukraine – A chapel in a converted container for the parish of Saint Padre Pio in Krasnosilka

The parish of St. Padre Pio in Krasnosilka, a village in southern Ukraine around 15 km north of the city of Odessa, is still young and also pretty small. The Catholic community there numbers only around 30 people, mainly families with young children. But other families are beginning to show an interest in the Catholic faith.   Yet there is still no church here. Mass […]

A special project in Cameroon – Conversion in Prison

CAMEROON – CONVERSION IN PRISON ACN renovates the chapel in Bafoussam prison Sister Orencya, a Pallottine Sister, gives her service for the Church in Cameroon. She has been a missionary in the prison environment. For nearly a decade, she has been visiting prisoners twice a week at Bafoussam Central Prison. This prison is composed of a […]

ACN Feature – A chapel for Christian refugees in Baghdad

Iraq “A piece of a lost homeland” Father Luis Montes is glad. “We have just consecrated a new chapel. It was high time that our refugees got their own small church. This gives them back a piece of the home they have lost. And the people can now go to Mass without risking their lives.” This […]