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Democratic Republic of Congo: Abducted Nun Finally Set Free

Sister Francine, abducted July 8 in Goma, eastern Democratic Province of Congo (DRC), is finally free. This announcement was made by her religious community, the Daughters of the Resurrection, to the international pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). What We Know Thursday, July 8, after a visit to the local market of […]

ACN Project of the Week – Help for seminarians in Congo

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) Help for the training of 83 seminarians The statistics reflecting the numbers of the Catholic Church in Africa represent something of a record holder. For one in every nine priests, one in every four seminarians and one in every six lay Catholics in the world hail from this continent!   Many […]

Congo-Brazzaville: The Church is drawing new hope and strength

 Congo-Brazzaville The Church is drawing new hope and strength to overcome its problems Having lived for a long time under a communist regime, the Republic of Congo for many years left its Christian faith aside. But today, the Catholic Church in the country is gathering new strength to deal with its problems – which are many […]

ACN Project of the Week – Water in Kinshasa

Democratic Republic of the Congo A spring welling up in glorious Kinshasa Following a chronic shortage of water that threatened their survival,  a contemplative community of religious Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)  are looking forward to a new future ensured by a new well. “We didn’t know how we were going to […]

Democratic Republic of Congo “An abominable, abhorrent and infernal act”

Democratic Republic of Congo “An abominable, abhorrent and infernal act” Antonia von Alten, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   ACN, Montreal / Königstein – March 18, 2015: The Bishop of Goma, Théophile Kaboy, condemned in the strongest terms the murder of a priest on February 25, in the east of the […]