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ACN Interview – The situation in Nigeria and Maiduguri

Nigeria – Maiduguri “We may be doing better. But we are still far from normalcy.”   Father Tobias Bature, a priest of the diocese of Maiduguri in the state of Borno, Nigeria recently visited the headquarters of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). The foundation is helping to rebuild the diocese […]

ACN Interview – South Sudan

Photo: Displaced people in Riimenze, South Sudan, January 2017 South Sudan Daily conflict for ordinary citizens South Sudan, located in the heart of Africa, is the youngest nation in the world; it gained independence from Sudan in July 2011. Two years later, a civil war broke out, pitting the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) […]

Feature story : “We identify more with Good Friday than with Easter”

Jerusalem, the Holy Land “We identify more with Good Friday than with Easter” Holy Week has begun in Jerusalem with the big Palm Sunday procession – but the political situation has left its mark      Jerusalem belongs to the Christians on Palm Sunday. Bearing palm fronds and olive branches, thousands of locals and visitors from […]

Haiti – Hope for the “restoration of the human person in his entire fullness”

Haiti Hope for the “restoration of the human person in his entire fullness” Interview with Bishop Launay Saturné of the diocese of Jacmel, Haiti.  Five years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, many churches and chapels still lie in ruins. They are a daily reminder of a natural disaster which on January 12, 2010  claimed […]