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ACN News—Democratic Republic of the Congo

“We are in a state of utter misery.” Bishop from East Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) deplores terrorism and human rights violations in a talk with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Speaking to the pontifical charity ACN International, the Catholic bishop of Butembo-Beni (East DRC) denounced the serious human rights violations being carried […]

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!

Project of the Week: Democratic Republic of Congo

Basic Support for Religious Sisters in Maluku Last year the Daughters of Mercy of the Third Order of Saint Francis celebrated the centenary of their foundation. The congregation was established in today’s Croatia in 1920, and eight years after its founding was incorporated into the Third Order of Saint Francis.  Today the Daughters of Mercy […]

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 […]

ACN Feature Story – “Without a roof over your head – there is no such thing as community.”

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “Without a roof over your head – there is no such thing as community.” The position of the Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is difficult, especially in the eastern part of the country, where war has been raging for decades over the coveted raw materials mines. The […]

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 […]