Senegal – 40 years of conflict in the Casamance region

On January 1, World Day of Peace, the bishop unites leaders to call for an end to the conflict.  Father Fulgence Coly, the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Ziguinchor, in southern Senegal, visited the head office of Aid to the Church in Need International (ACN), in Germany, and spoke with the charity about the […]

Sanctions – Syria’s New Calvary

A leading archbishop has hit out at international sanctions on Syria which are crippling the country and plunging those who survived the civil war into dire poverty. In a message seen by Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus said that the economic crisis in Syria had […]

Syria – ACN News – When the sky turned black with bombs

SYRIA When the sky turned black with bombs A Sister in Damascus has told how she, fellow nuns and students narrowly escaped death yesterday (Tuesday, 20th February 20th) when the sky “turned black” on one of the deadliest days of the conflict in the Syrian capital. Describing the situation at her convent in the Bab […]

ACN Project of the Week: A little warmth for Lebanese Sisters

Lebanon A heating system for a convent housing sick and elderly sisters   A convent in Jeita is home for some 20 or so elderly religious Sisters, some of whom are frail and or ill. It has been designated, by the congregation of the Salvatorian Sisters of Saint Basil of Our Lady of the Annunciation, […]