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Project of the Week: Support for Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Translation for social: Contemplative Carmelite Sisters in DRC have devoted their lives to praying for the world.  Through decades of civil war and ongoing violence, they pray especially for the young seminarians nearby that they may have the strength to carry out their vocations.  Though the people of Malole are so happy and grateful to have the Sisters and the convent near to them where they can attend Mass, they are too poor to support them.  See how ACN is stepping to help in our project of the week!

Democratic Republic of the Congo: The people are well and truly on the Via Dolorosa!

Democratic Republic of the Congo: The people are well and truly on the Via Dolorosa! Since the mid-1990s, entire areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and particularly the eastern parts of the country, have been caught up in a never-ending nightmare: the people are well and truly on the Via Dolorosa! Just like […]

Special day of prayer and fasting for peace: “God hears the tears of his people.”

African bishops welcome the Pope’s call to pray for peace: “God hears the tears of his people.” Faced with the tragic situations of conflict in various parts of the world, the Holy Father Pope Francis has called upon faithful Catholics to join in a special day of prayer and fasting for peace, today, Friday, February […]

ACN Project of the Week – DRC

Success Story: Democratic Republic of the Congo   A minibus for the Dominican Fathers in Kinshasa   The Dominican Fathers in Kinshasa are delighted to have received their new minibus. Their old vehicle finally gave up the ghost, irrevocably, while travelling on the road, some 210 km (130 miles) away from their home monastery. From […]

The Democratic Republic of Congo, an agony ignored by the world

Democratic Republic of Congo A death struggle forgotten by the world   The wave of violence that is currently tearing apart the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to affect the Church as well. However, there is still hope for peace. Representatives of the recently attacked seminary of Malole (Kasai-Central) ask for prayers for peace […]

Press Release : A hindered return of child soldiers to Uganda

By Eva-Maria Kollman, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada The situation in Central African Republic hinders the return of Ugandan child soldiers Montreal, October 22, 2013 – Following the coup in the Central African Republic, it has become more difficult for Ugandan child soldiers abducted to that country to return to their homes. […]

South Sudan suffers rebel attacks: “Military presence not a solution”

By ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin,  ACN Canada Politicians should do more to start a peace dialogue, said Edward Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of the South Sudanese diocese of Tambura-Yambio, when speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN). In his diocese, which is located in the border region, […]

Democratic Republic of Congo – Construction of a chapel in Murhala

By ACN International, Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin Murhala is a small and dynamically growing town, just 100 yards from the National Highway linking Bukavu, the capital of the South Kivu region, with Goma. Of the current population of 13,000 people, some 9000 are Catholics. Every morning at six o’clock a large group of the […]

Democratic Republic of Congo – Help for the formation of 89 seminarians

By ACN International Since 1996 the bloody fighting, especially in the Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has claimed over 5 million lives. Unimaginably brutal massacres, mass rape, arson, abductions and wholesale lootings continue to this day. This conflict, it is claimed, has cost more human lives than any other […]