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Success Story: Support given for Year of the Family

Belarus Success Story: Support given for Year of the Family   Belarus is a country which knows numerous problems. The country, which gained its independence in 1991, is considered by many international observers to be a dictatorship. Most see little hope or future prospect for themselves and many young people often try escaping their despair […]

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 […]

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 […]

Over one million dollars gained in the auction of the Lamborghini donated to Pope Francis  

Pope Francis and ACN The gesture of the Holy Father fortifies the hope of the Christians of Iraq Over  one million dollars  gained in the auction of the Lamborghini donated to Pope Francis   The Lamborghini, donated last November by the car company to Pope Francis, was sold at auction in Sotheby’s, Monaco, for over […]

Syria – young volunteers coordinate aid for 2000 displaced families

Syria Young volunteers coordinate aid for 2000 diplaced families Several of the volunteers are themselves displaced persons, but do not hesitate to help others: “What motivates us is Jesus” ACN (Josué Villalón, Marmarita). Eleven young people make up the team of volunteers of the parish centre of St. Peter, the Greek Catholic Church in Marmarita, […]

ACN-News – Pakistan – Archbishop appeals for prayers after attacks on Christians

Picture: In 2017, interreligious prayer in Lahore with the Mufti of Lahore and Archbishop Shaw.  Pakistan Archbishop appeals for prayers after attacks on Christians A leading Pakistani bishop has appealed for prayer after Christians in Quetta suffered their third attack in five months. Two Christian men – identified as Rashid Khalid and Azhar Iqbal – […]

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 […]