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ACN News – Lies which “create a psychosis of war”

Nicaragua Lies which “create a psychosis of war” Sources close to the Catholic Church in Nicaragua are accusing the media in the country of a lack of neutrality. News reports about the grave crisis the country has been going through in recent months should be treated with caution. This applies especially with regard to the […]

Ivory Coast : “Religion can bring about reconciliation”

Ivory Coast “Religion can bring about reconciliation” Ivory Coast, officially Republic of Côte d´Ivoire, is a country in transition: after years of civil war, the people that make up this multicultural society are trying to lead lives embodying unity and reconciliation. This is true in both politics and religion. The first successes have been achieved […]

ACN News: Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria

Aid to the Church in Need Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria   The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has approved a new package of aid measures involving over 40 pastoral and emergency aid projects for Syrian Christians of the various different […]

Feature story of the week: United in prayer for the Middle East

Iraq and Jordan Day of Prayer for the Middle East Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega: “It is not possible to imagine the Middle East without the Christians.”   On Wednesday, July 4, the papal Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega, visited the Spanish national office of the international Catholic pontifical […]

ACN Press Release: Aid to the Church in Need collects 181 million

World Aid to the Church in Need collects 181 million International Annual Report Over the past year, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need was again able to maintain a high level of donations which has been documented in the organization’s 2017 Annual Report released following attestation by the auditing firm KPMG.   […]

ACN Feature Story – Helplessness at the Venezuelan border

Aid to the Church in Need recently visited the town of San Antonio de Tachira, in Colombia, in order to offer support and show solidarity with the dioceses on the frontier between Venezuela and Colombia in the present difficult situation and to study the possibility of providing support in the future for the planned migrant […]

ACN Feature Story: Good Samaritans of the Valley of the Christians in Syria

Syria Good Samaritans of the Valley of the Christians in Syria Mzeina Hospital is situated in the small town of the same name, one of several that make up the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara in Arabic), a rural region of Syria, close to the frontier with Lebanon and roughly halfway between the city […]

ACN Project of the Week – Angola

Angola Subsistence aid for Dominican Sisters   Thirty-four Dominican Sisters in Benguela pray the canonical hours 7 hours a day. Their prayers rise up for the Church and for all of humanity. These contemplative nuns live secluded from the world and in poverty, but say, “We are aware of the greatness of our calling. In […]

ACN Interview – Father Jacques Mourad visits Canada

Syria Stop the sale of arms! While travelling through Canada recently, Father Jacques Mourad, a monk from the Mar Mousa Community in Syria, spoke with Aid to the Church in Need.  During a brief telephone interview given before leaving for Europe, the priest – once kidnapped by the ISIS (Islamic State) and held from May […]

Invitation to a MASS FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

Archdiocese of  M o n t r e a l October 24,2014 Dear Priests, Deacons, Those in Consecrated Life and Lay Faithful, The persecution of Christians in the world is quite real. We are seeing numbers as high as 200 million persecuted Christians in our time. There is undoubtedly a call for us to pray […]