Sierra Leone: “The Government Failed to Understand the Importance of Mass”

In Sierra Leone, doctors and scientists who dealt with the onset of the current COVID-19 pandemic adapted measures used during the Ebola epidemic to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed 3,590 people between 2014 and 2016, traumatizing the country. During a visit to the international headquarters of the Aid to the Church in […]

Lebanon: “We have to rise again from the ruins,” says Sister Nicolas of Holy Rosary Hospital in Beirut

ACN is helping to rebuild the Sisters’ convent on the ninth floor of the hospital building.   “Oh my God!” – exclaims Sister Nicolas Akiki, the director of the hospital. This is the first time she has been into this part of the hospital since it was devastated by the explosion of August 4, in the […]

Death Notice of Archbishop Moses Costa, Bangladesh

  Death Notice Archbishop Moses Costa, Bangladesh His Grace, Archbishop Moses Costa, of the Chittagong Archdiocese in Bangladesh died this morning, July 13, at 9:20 am (Bangladesh time) due to complications from COVID-19.  He was 70 years old.     Msgr Costa was a friend of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) for twenty […]

ACN Project of the Week – Bolivia: Supporting 27 religious living at a 4,000-meter altitude

High up in the Andes, at an altitude of around 4000 m above sea level, lies the diocese of Oruro. Covering an area of nearly 53,600 km², it is larger than some of the smaller European countries, such as the Netherlands for example. Yet it is sparsely populated, with just around half a million people, […]

ACN Project of the Week – Burkina Faso Support for Catholic Radio

Burkina Faso Support for Catholic Radio Support for a Catholic Radio Station By ACN International Projects Department Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin Published online July 2, 2020   For over 50 years now ACN has been supporting media-based evangelization, mainly via the radio waves. ACN founder, Father Werenfried van Straaten, understood very early on how […]

ACN Information Covid-19: a Missed Opportunity for Peace

Over two months ago, the UN issued an appeal for a worldwide ceasefire in the hope that people would instead concentrate on the battle against Covid-19. Six days later, the Pope also echoed this appeal. Now ACN has contacted Church leaders on the ground in the various conflict regions in order to find out what […]

ACN News – Coronavirus in DR Congo: ACN Grants Aid to Sisters

ACN News – Coronavirus in DRC ACN grants aid also to religious Sisters by Christophe Lafontaine, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web, June 23, 2020   A loss of wages that were meagre to begin with. No further material or financial support from parishioners. Abject poverty. The Coronavirus […]

United in Prayer for Msgr Moses Costa, of Bangladesh

COVID-19: Bangladesh Let us unite in prayer for Msgr Moses Costa,  a great friend of ACN’s, diagnosed with COVID-19 We recently learned that Msgr Moses Costa, archbishop of Chittagong au Bangladesh, is seriously ill with  COVID-19. For the last twenty years, Msgr Costa has been a friend of  Aid to the Church in Need. Véronique […]

ACN Project of the Week: Pastoral summer activities for children in Egypt

Egypt Pastoral summer activities in Alexandria by ACN Projects Department International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada Published online June 17, 2020 In Alexandria, a city founded over 2,000 years ago and home of a new library recalling the mythical and legendary institution of Antiquity – 290 children and young people in Alexandria have been looking […]

ACN NEWS – Pakistan: Christians denied COVID-19 aid

ACN News — COVID-19 Pakistan Christians in Pakistan are deprived of urgent aid By John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada Published on line May 25, 2020   Pleas to government to provide domestic and sanitary workers with gloves and masks   NGOs and Muslim leaders in Pakistan stand accused of refusing to give […]