Mozambique – Fear following the murder of a Catholic nun in the Diocese of Nacala

On Tuesday night, September 6, an Italian religious sister, aged 83, was brutally murdered in an armed attack on the Catholic Mission of Chipene in the Diocese of Nacala. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) deplores the fact that religion is playing a more prominent role in attacks by Islamist terrorists. Sister Maria de […]

Pray? “More than ever”

Press Release – One Million Children Praying the Rosary – Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Montréal, August 1st, 2022 – Year after year, this annual activity organized by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN-AED), has become an event not to be missed. On Tuesday, October 18, children and families around the world are called to […]

Project of the Week: Helping young Sisters in Cameroon cope with trauma in a conflict zone

For many years, Cameroon in Central-West Africa, with its 24 million inhabitants, has been regarded as a relatively stable country in comparison with its crisis-ridden neighbours. However, in 2016 there were protest marches in the English-speaking region against a perceived marginalization in this predominantly French-speaking country. Since, these protests have escalated into a major and ongoing […]

Cameroon – The Church is threatened – ACN-Interview

Cameroon “The truth we speak is not welcome in this fratricidal conflict.” At present the Anglophone areas of Cameroon are constantly being shaken by a conflict between Anglophone separatist groups and the Francophone central government. In this context of fratricidal conflict, the Church is attempting to rekindle dialogue between the two parties. Bishop Emmanuel Abbo […]

PRESS RELEASE: Syria – Death and destruction in a Christian town

Suffering in Sadad: Bodies of family discovered in a well By John Pontifex, ACN United-Kingdom Adaptation, Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Montreal, November 5th, 2013 – Horrific details are emerging of atrocities carried out in a Christian town in Syria, where 1,500 families were held hostage and 45 were killed, including two teenage boys, their mother […]