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ACN Feature Story – Algeria: In the footsteps of Charles de Foucauld

ACN Feature Story—Algeria In the footsteps of Charles de Foucauld The difficult challenge of maintaining a female Christian presence in Tamanrasset   By Christophe Fontaine, ACN International Adapted by: Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   On May 27 of this year, Pope Francis recognized the attribution of a second miracle to Blessed Charles de Foucauld […]

ACN News – “2019 was a year of martyrs”

ACN International Initial assessment of the last year: “2019 was a year of martyrs” by Maria Lozano & Jürgen Liminski, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Published on the web, January 10, 2019 Thomas Heine-Geldern, president of the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), gives an initial assessment […]

ACN Feature: Sowing hope for more Christian families in Iraq

Iraq Sowing hope for more Christian families in Iraq by by Xavier Bisits & Iban de la Sota , for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the website July 3, 2019 As part of its reconstruction efforts in the Nineveh Plains, Iraq, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in […]

ACN’s Interview – Sever discrimination in the heart of Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina “Open war against the Catholic Church”   The guns have been silent in Bosnia and Herzegovina for 23 years. However, according to Bishop Franjo Komarica, the country is like a powder keg. Head of the diocese of Banja Luka in the northern part of the country, the 72-year-old does not believe in […]

ACN – Project of the Week – Haïti – Construction a Parish Church

Haiti Construction of a parish church in a new and growing suburb   Even before the devastating earthquake of January 2010, which focused world attention on the plight of the country, Haiti was already the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Natural disasters, violence and political unrest, poverty and hunger all played their part, so […]

ACN Project of the Week in Philippines

Philippines A church for the parish of St. Anthony   The island of Basilan belongs to the Mindanao group of islands in the southern Philippines. Whereas in the Philippines as a whole Catholics form the great majority of the population, here on the island of Basilan Muslims make up around two thirds of the population. […]

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK IN INDIA : Rebuilding their church

ACN Success Story  An immense and fascinating country, the Indian sub-continent is home to over 16 million Catholics.  The great majority is poor and does not have the funds to support the development of their parishes.  Aid to the Church in Need is there to respond to the needs of bishops, community superiors and others […]

Project of the Week in Bozoum!

Joy in Central African Republic! Celebrating the consecration of the newly enlarged and renovated parish church of St Michael October 23, 2016 was a wonderful day of celebration, when the newly extended and renovated parish church of St Michael, in Bozoum in the northwest of the Central African Republic, was consecrated and blessed. The Church […]

ACN Interview – Father Halemba on Syria

Syria “We are never safe” Father Andrzej Halemba, Head of the Middle East Projects Department of the international Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need recently returned from a trip to war-torn Syria. In this interview with journalists from within the organization, he speaks about the current situation.   What does the situation look […]

CENTRAL – AFRICA: HISTORY OF A CONFLICT (III)

  If the lines that you are reading are often stained with suffering, you will also see that they contain love stories which allow for transcendence. You will encounter men and women capable of acts of such beauty and of such solicitude, that you will recognize in them, propagators of hope which help us believe […]