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Lebanon – In one of the poorest regions, the Church sustains the soul and the body

Nohada lives alone in her one-room home in Addousiyyeh, in Lebanon, near the Mediterranean coast. She is a widow, her only son moved abroad years ago and she survives largely with the help of her neighbour Mariam, who happens to be the only Muslim in the village.   Addousiyyeh, in the Diocese of Tyr, is a sad reminder of the state that […]

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 […]