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ACN Project of the Week – Helping those in need in Lebanon

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon    Helping the poor seeking refuge in Zahleh By ACN International Projects Department, adapted by ACN Canada Published on the web March 4th, 2020   St John the Merciful was a 6th-7th century saint, noted for his generosity to the poor and suffering. Wherever he saw a need, […]

ACN News – Asia Bibi: An encounter with an icon

Asia Bibi in France An encounter with an icon  By Thomas Oswald for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published online February 28, 2020   Asia Bibi has requested political asylum while in France. This Pakistani Christian woman, whose fate ACN has followed closely since she was first sentenced in 2010, recently […]

Project of the Week: Support for the youth apostolate in Pakistan

Project of the Week:  Pakistan A spiritual breath for a youth apostolate in Faisalabad Published on line February 27, 2020 Roughly half of the 207 million people who make up the population of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are under the age of  25, and one third of these are actually aged 14 or younger. […]

Project of the Week – Support for pastoral outreach in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Support for ongoing pastoral outreach to the Borana people By ACN Projects Department and ACN Canada Published on the web February 19, 2020   Holy Cross Parish is based in the village of Dhadim, in a remote and underdeveloped region of southern Ethiopia. Its people are members of the Borana tribe who were until […]

ACN Project of the Week – Supporting training in the Amazon region of Brazil

Brazil Training of 27 seminarians in the Amazon region  Posted to the web February 6, 2020   Currently there are 27 young men from the diocese of Rio Branco in western Brazil training to serve God and their fellow men in the Catholic priesthood. The life that awaits them as priests will be a far […]

ACN NEWS – the murder of Nigerian seminarian Michael Nnadi

  Nigeria ACN expresses great sadness at the murder of Nigerian seminarian Michael Nnadi Published on the web February 5, 2020   Great sadness and dismay was expressed by the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) at the murder of the 18-year-old Nigerian seminarian, Michael Nnadi […]

ACN Project of the Week – Transportation aid in Belarus

Belarus A car for the Dominican Sisters in Baranovichi   Back in 1992, almost immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, three Dominican Sisters from Poland came to Belarus and began their apostolate in the town of Baranovichi. Evidently, their example was a powerful and attractive one, for the order grew and today has […]

ACN Feature Story from Nigeria –  A spiritual reflection on the recent terrorist attacks

Photo, Nigeria, diocese of Minna – March 2012 St. Theresa´s Catholic Church in Madalla – partly destroyed by Christmas day bombing in the church on 25.12.2011 Nigeria “Darkness has thrived, but it has never won.”   A spiritual reflection on the recent terrorist attacks   By Tobore Ovuorie, for ACN USA Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, […]

ACN Feature Story: Religious Sister and sexual assault survivor rebounds to ‘bring her people hope’

India Religious Sister and sexual assault survivor rebounds to ‘bring her people hope’ by Anto Akkara, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Posted to the web January 15, 2020   In August 2008, the Odisha state’s Kandhamal district witnessed the worst eruption of Christian persecution in modern Indian history. It was […]

ACN News: Four seminarians abducted – Nigeria at risk of becoming a failed state

Nigeria “The government must act now, before it is too late” by Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted to the web – Monday January 13, 2020   Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation ACN International, has learned with dismay of the abduction of four young seminarians in Kaduna, Nigeria. […]