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25th DECEMBER – NINTH AND FINAL DAY: NOVENA for Central Africa – on CHRISTMAS DAY

 FOR THOSE WHO ARE STRIVING FOR PEACE “For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and […]

24th DECEMBER – Eighth day: NOVENA for Central Africa

Mary Queen of Peace, pray for us! “Loving Mother of the Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea, assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again. To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator, yet remained a virgin after as before. You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting, have pity on […]

DECEMBER 21st – FIFTH DAY: NOVENA for Central Africa

FOR ALL THE VICTIMS, FOR ALL WHO HAVE DIED; FOR ALL WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LOVED ONES  “O Rising Sun, you are the splendor of eternal light and the sun of justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death”. COME QUICKLY, LORD. COME, O SAVIOUR! GRANT US […]

December 18th – SECOND DAY: NOVENA for Central Africa

 For the Pastors and the faithful; For the living stones of the church. “O Adonai and leader of Israel, you appeared to Moses in a burning bush and you gave him the Law on Sinai. O come and save us with your mighty power” COME QUICKLY, LORD. COME, O SAVIOUR! GRANT US PEACE “Sunday Masses […]

Introduction to the Novena for peace in Central Africa

Tomorrow, December 17, we will begin our worldwide Novena. This introduction, a letter to ACN from the Bishop of Bangassou, is meant as a homage to the priests, the men and women in religious orders, and to so many laypersons who have taken in hundreds of thousands, especially in  Bangui  parishes as of late, in order to protect […]

REMINDER PRESS RELEASE: Central African Republic – ACN launches a Novena of prayer for PEACE

In view of the critical situation in the Central African Republic, the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is initiating a Novena of prayer for peace in the country. Our Novena will begin tomorrow on Tuesday, December 17 and continue throughout the week until Christmas Day, when Christ, who alone […]

PRESS RELEASE: Central African Republic – ACN launches a Novena of prayer for PEACE

In view of the critical situation in the Central African Republic, the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is initiating a Novena of prayer for peace in the country. Our Novena will begin on Tuesday, December 17 and continue throughout the week until Christmas Day, when Christ, who alone can […]

Press release: Syria – “Military intervention by the West would be disastrous”

Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Military intervention by the West against the Assad regime in Syria would be disastrous, according to the head of the country’s Melkite Greek Catholic Church, who says nobody can be sure who was responsible for last week’s chemical weapons attack. Speaking from Lebanon following a pastoral mission to the […]