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ACN Feature Story – Celebrating the restoration of a church in Syria

Syria Celebrating the inauguration of the newly restored church of Haret Saraya, destroyed by jihadists in 2012 by Marta Garcia, for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Marmarita/Königstein. —Evening is falling in the Valley of the Christians. From its high vantage point the Crusader fortress, the Crac des Chevaliers, built in […]

ACN Project of the Week – A new parish church in Camela, Brazil

Brazil A new parish church amidst the sugarcane   The town of Camela has a population of around 30,000 souls, and lies in the midst of the vast sugarcane plantations of northeastern Brazil.   The life of the people here is marked by great poverty and grave social problems manifesting in widespread violence and drug […]

 ACN Success Story – Zambia

ACN Success Story – Zambia Renovation of the Saint Augustine’s Seminary   The landlocked state of Zambia in southern Africa is one of the more stable countries on the continent. Christians make up the overwhelming majority (90%) of its population of around 17 million people. However, only around one fifth of the population are Catholics, the […]

ACN Project of the Week: Construction of a village chapel in Benin

ACN Project of the Week in Benin Construction of a village chapel   The parish of the Most Holy Trinity is based in Guilmaro in northwest Benin. Like so many other rural parishes in Africa, it covers a vast area with numerous outlying villages. Many of the faithful have to travel long journeys in order […]

ACN Project of the Week – Helping the poor build a church in Pakistan

Project of the Week in Pakistan Help us to complete a church in Issanagri Issanagri is a village in Pakistan lying within the parish of the Assumption, which itself is based in the village of Chak 7, in the diocese of Faisalabad. The parish as a whole has a total of 6,000 Catholic faithful, while […]

A special project in Cameroon – Conversion in Prison

CAMEROON – CONVERSION IN PRISON ACN renovates the chapel in Bafoussam prison Sister Orencya, a Pallottine Sister, gives her service for the Church in Cameroon. She has been a missionary in the prison environment. For nearly a decade, she has been visiting prisoners twice a week at Bafoussam Central Prison. This prison is composed of a […]

ACN Project of the Week – Success Story… in India!

Success Story… in India! Consecration of the village chapel, in West Vipparu May 5 2018 was a day of great celebration for the Catholic faithful in West Vipparu, for it was on this day that their beautiful new chapel was finally consecrated after 16 long years of waiting. Up to then, all they had was […]

ACN Project of the Week : Help to complete construction of a new church

Slovakia Success Story: Help to complete construction of a new church in Cizatrice The parish of Kecerovce lies within the archdiocese of Kosice in the eastern part of Slovakia, not far from the Hungarian border. It also serves seven outlying villages, each with its own church. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we have […]

ACN Project of the Week in Togo, Africa

Togo Two classrooms for catechetical instruction in Dapaong   Togo is a country in West Africa with a multi-ethnic population of 6.3 million. The diocese of Dapaong lies in the far north of the country, in a region bordering on the Sahel zone. The desert is encroaching ever further into this area, making agriculture and […]

Iraq, Nineveh Plains: 200 million for the reconstruction

(Photo) February 2017: Batnaya is a small town situated about 15 km from Mosul. About 850 Christian families lived here in 2014. Iraq, Nineveh Plains More than 12,000 private homes on the Nineveh plains damaged by ISIS     Königstein /Montreal, March 29, 2017 – The Islamic State (ISIS) damaged more than 12,000 private homes […]