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ACN Project of the Week—Support for the youth pastoral centre in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Project of the Week—Bosnia Support for the youth pastoral centre in Sarajevo By ACN International, Adapted by ACN Canada Published online – November 29, 2019 Catholics are a minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina—now at a bare 14% of the population, and falling. This decline began during the Bosnian War (1992 to 1995) when half the […]

ACN Project of the Week – Cameroon

ACN Project of the Week: Cameroon Help for the training of seminarians threatened by Boko Haram terrorists Nigeria is not the only country suffering from the terror of Boko Haram. Its neighbour, Cameroon also suffers from the violence of Islamist terror groups in the northern part of the country.   It is true that the […]

ACN Feature Story: Syria, “Helping to heal the spiritual wounds of the war”

Syria  “Helping to heal the spiritual wounds of the war” Aid to the Church in Need is supporting the pastoral work of the Sacred Heart Sisters in the Syrian city of Homs. The church of Altip, in the Bab Al-Sebaa district, just south of the Old Quarter of Homs, is a social and pastoral training […]

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon 5,000 Bibles for the youth apostolate in the Archdiocese of Zahleh

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon 5,000 Bibles for the youth apostolate in the Archdiocese of Zahleh More and more Christians are leaving the Middle-East. This Exodus is not only affecting Syria and Iraq, but Lebanon as well. In the quite recent past, this was the only country in the Middle East with a […]

ACN Project of the Week: Formation for young sisters in Brazil

Brazil Help for the formation of 50 young religious Sisters   It was only 30 years ago that the religious Institute the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matarà was founded in Argentina. Yet since then it has spread throughout the world, with 160 convents in 35 different countries on all five continents […]

ACN Interview: Bishop Oswaldo Azaje from Venezuela

Venezuela A cry for help According to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and other international organizations, more than two million people have left Venezuela in the last few years. This forced displacement reflects the severe economic, political and social crisis that has befallen the country. The church in Venezuela is dealing with […]

ACN Project of the Week in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Success Story: a church and community centre for the parish The Catholic faithful in the parish of Nayanagar are delighted with their new church and parish centre, which – thanks to the generous help of our benefactors – this project which Catholics have dreamt of for years, and also organized collections for, despite their […]

ACN Project of the Week: Help for training young religious women in India

India Help for training young religious women In Northeast India, the Catholic Church is still, relatively, young. In 2016, she celebrated 120 years of ministry in the country. However, in many parts of this region Catholic missionaries were only able to enter the region during the second half of the 20th century. An isolated and […]

ACN Feature Story from Syria – The new “Nazarenes” of the Valley of the Christians

Syria The new “Nazarenes” of the Valley of the Christians   Working through the Saint Peter’s Aid Centre in Marmarita, the international Catholic pastoral and pontifical charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), is helping thousands of displaced Syrians each month.   Nasra is one of the 20 or more villages belonging to the […]

ACN Project of the Week – Bible for children in Tzeltal language

Success Story in Mexico!  30,000 Child‘s Bibles in the indigenous Tzeltal language For close to 30 years, this little red book has spread the Good News to every far-off corner of the world. The ACN Child‘s Bible, God Speaks to His Children has been published in nearly 190 different world languages making close to 51 […]