Democratic Republic of the Congo – Pope Francis

Congolese people saddened by cancellation, but sympathetic to pope’s pain “Postponed, not cancelled. That’s the key word,” says Maxime François-Marsal, head of projects for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This massive country was counting on Pope Francis to help heal the wounds of an apparently never-ending war, and to challenge political leaders to stop […]

June 20th was World Refugee Day: Africa Faces Threat of Famine Due to Persecution

Millions in West Africa are in need ACN has estimated over 15 million people are currently internally displaced in the 12 countries identified by ACN’s Religious Freedom in the World Report 2021. and suffering severe to extreme religious persecution in Africa. Large agricultural areas are emptied as people run for their lives from profit driven […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ACN Project of the Week – Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo   Housing for those who provide dignity Already one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been thrown still further into destitution and chaos by the continuing violence and armed conflict throughout the country.   A lack of security and political instability have left […]