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ACN Project of the Week – India

ACN Project of the Week – India Help for the formation of 23 seminarians The Congregation of the Holy Cross was officially founded in Mans, France, in 1837. Born of a fusion between the Brothers of Saint Joseph—founded in 1820 by Father Jacques Dujarie and auxiliary priests of Mans, founded by the canon Basile Moreau […]

ACN Project of the Week – Post flooding, Malawi receives help from ACN

Malawi   Mission accomplished! Emergency aid following severe flooding   In March 2019 many areas of southern Malawi– a country located on the border between southern Africa and East Africa— were struck by torrential rainfall which continued for days on end resulting in devastating floods  which affected close to 1 million inhabitants in 16 of […]

ACN Success Story in Nigeria: Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral!

Nigeria Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral a Success! By Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada In summer 2018 we at ACN Canada decided that it was important to talk to our Canadian benefactors, through a fundraiser, about Nigeria done later that year.  Why? Some background. In early June, we received the charismatic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, then archbishop […]

ACN Interview: Uganda and the Hope for refugees from South Sudan

  ACN Interview Uganda and the Hope for refugees from South Sudan Christine du Coudray, the person responsible for the Africa Department at the Pontifical Charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), returned from a journey to Uganda a few weeks ago. While there she visited the Bidibidi and Imvepi camps located in the north-west […]

ACN Project of the Week – Success Story… in India!

Success Story… in India! Consecration of the village chapel, in West Vipparu May 5 2018 was a day of great celebration for the Catholic faithful in West Vipparu, for it was on this day that their beautiful new chapel was finally consecrated after 16 long years of waiting. Up to then, all they had was […]

ACN News – Lies which “create a psychosis of war”

Nicaragua Lies which “create a psychosis of war” Sources close to the Catholic Church in Nicaragua are accusing the media in the country of a lack of neutrality. News reports about the grave crisis the country has been going through in recent months should be treated with caution. This applies especially with regard to the […]

Ivory Coast : “Religion can bring about reconciliation”

Ivory Coast “Religion can bring about reconciliation” Ivory Coast, officially Republic of Côte d´Ivoire, is a country in transition: after years of civil war, the people that make up this multicultural society are trying to lead lives embodying unity and reconciliation. This is true in both politics and religion. The first successes have been achieved […]

ACN News: Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria

Aid to the Church in Need Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria   The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has approved a new package of aid measures involving over 40 pastoral and emergency aid projects for Syrian Christians of the various different […]

Feature story of the week: United in prayer for the Middle East

Iraq and Jordan Day of Prayer for the Middle East Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega: “It is not possible to imagine the Middle East without the Christians.”   On Wednesday, July 4, the papal Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega, visited the Spanish national office of the international Catholic pontifical […]

ACN Press Release: Aid to the Church in Need collects 181 million

World Aid to the Church in Need collects 181 million International Annual Report Over the past year, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need was again able to maintain a high level of donations which has been documented in the organization’s 2017 Annual Report released following attestation by the auditing firm KPMG.   […]