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Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Initiates a Second Phase of Ukraine Aid

As the military invasion of Ukraine enters its 50th day on this Good Friday, Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) launched the second phase of its emergency aid package to the country last Monday. Immediately after the start of the war, ACN announced a first package of 1.95 million dollars for the […]

Ukraine: Church Continues to Help Refugees and Pray for Peace

The Catholic Church in Ukraine continues to place its hopes in peace talks and diplomatic solutions for the current crisis. This was the message relayed by the Latin Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, of Lviv, during a visit to the headquarters of the international Catholic pastoral charity  Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) […]

Catholics in Eastern Europe : their presence is essential

Catholics in Eastern Europe: in great demand, when state and society offer few prospects   Who is still  paying attention to the Catholic Church in Eastern Europe. However, in many countries its situation continues to be difficult, at times oppressive and its commitment is often decisive in enabling coexistence. This came to the fore once […]

Project of the Week – Helping elderly Sisters in Slovakia

Slovakia   Providing accommodations for elderly Sisters in Eastern Europe   The former Czechoslovakia was one of the countries in Eastern Europe where the Church was most brutally persecuted during the communist era. The Catholic faithful at that time were subject to repression and reprisals, many priests were imprisoned or sent to labour camps, the convents […]

JOURNEY WITH ACN – Serbia and Russia

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our blog and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and various projects we have been brought into being together with ACN benefactors. This week :   Serbia and Russia Serbia Installation of a kitchen in a […]

Ukraine – “For the first time in the history of contemporary Europe, in a European country, people are dying for the European flag, for European values”

By Mark von Riedemann, ACN International Adapted AB Griffin, ACN Canada Thursday, March  20, 2014 — “We believe that Ukraine is a breath of fresh air for Europe,”stated Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishop Borys Gudziak and Professor Myroslav Marynovych, former Gulag political prisoner. “Ukraine is not a trouble spot, but a partner offering a vision – a reminder […]

Eastern Europe – conclusion

Belarus  Construction of a monastery complex and pastoral centre for the Capuchin Brothers in Molodechno As early as 1990, directly after the political changes in Eastern Europe, the Capuchin Brothers came to Belarus. Today they number over 40 brothers and are thus the largest community of Catholic religious in this country, which until 1991 was […]