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Ghana, a Success Story: A church for the people of Nkontrodo

Ghana A Success Story: A church for the people of Nkontrodo   The town of Nkontrodo is one of eight smaller communities belonging to the parish of Saint Francis in Elmina. The town, located in the south of Ghana, has around 200 actively practicing Catholics who regularly attend Holy Mass and play an active part […]

ACN Press Release: Red Wednesday 2019 – On November 20th, all across Canada Show your solidarity!

Red Wednesday 2019 On November 20th, all across Canada Show your solidarity!   Montréal, November 12, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) is organizing and coordinating Red Wednesday – #RedWednesday – a day of action to raise awareness of the plight of more than […]

ACN Project of the Week – India

India Success Story: A car to reach marginalized tribal peoples For many years now, Sister Christine of the Merciful Sisters of the Cross has been serving the poor and oppressed in the East Indian province where her congregation is also located.  Members of the indigenous tribal peoples are the main group of people she tends […]

ACN PRESS: Red Wednesday – 2019 A Second Edition in Canada

Red Wednesday 2019 A Second Edition in CanadaWill you participate?   Montréal, October 23, 2019 – As the results of the latest Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International Report on the persecution of Christians 2017-19 are coming out around the world today, the Canadian announces that the 2nd edition of Red Wednesday, an event to […]

ACN Project of the Week – India

ACN Project of the Week – India Help for the formation of 23 seminarians The Congregation of the Holy Cross was officially founded in Mans, France, in 1837. Born of a fusion between the Brothers of Saint Joseph—founded in 1820 by Father Jacques Dujarie and auxiliary priests of Mans, founded by the canon Basile Moreau […]

ACN Project of the Week – Post flooding, Malawi receives help from ACN

Malawi   Mission accomplished! Emergency aid following severe flooding   In March 2019 many areas of southern Malawi– a country located on the border between southern Africa and East Africa— were struck by torrential rainfall which continued for days on end resulting in devastating floods  which affected close to 1 million inhabitants in 16 of […]

ACN Success Story in Nigeria: Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral!

Nigeria Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral a Success! By Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada In summer 2018 we at ACN Canada decided that it was important to talk to our Canadian benefactors, through a fundraiser, about Nigeria done later that year.  Why? Some background. In early June, we received the charismatic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, then archbishop […]

ACN Interview: Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa, Nicaragua

NICARAGUA “The unity of the Church is the greatest strength that we bishops have” Nicaragua is still shaken by the crisis that began 14 months ago. The country continues to make headlines as it did in mid-June with the pardoning of almost one hundred people who were still imprisoned for protesting against the government the […]

ACN Interview: Uganda and the Hope for refugees from South Sudan

  ACN Interview Uganda and the Hope for refugees from South Sudan Christine du Coudray, the person responsible for the Africa Department at the Pontifical Charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), returned from a journey to Uganda a few weeks ago. While there she visited the Bidibidi and Imvepi camps located in the north-west […]

ACN Project of the Week – Success Story… in India!

Success Story… in India! Consecration of the village chapel, in West Vipparu May 5 2018 was a day of great celebration for the Catholic faithful in West Vipparu, for it was on this day that their beautiful new chapel was finally consecrated after 16 long years of waiting. Up to then, all they had was […]