Project of the Week – Brazil

Fuel for a pastoral boat in the Amazon Since 2006, three Capuchin priests have been working in the parish of Saint Francis of Assisi in Belém do Solimões in the Amazon region of Brazil. Their parish includes 72 riverside villages and settlements, ranging up to 400 km in distance from the parish centre and accessible […]

ACN Project of the Week: Pastoral summer activities for children in Egypt

Egypt Pastoral summer activities in Alexandria by ACN Projects Department International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada Published online June 17, 2020 In Alexandria, a city founded over 2,000 years ago and home of a new library recalling the mythical and legendary institution of Antiquity – 290 children and young people in Alexandria have been looking […]

ACN Project of the Week – Success Story in Mexico

Success Story in Mexico Help to rebuild part of a convent in Puebla   The Order of the Most Holy Saviour was founded in Sweden in the 14th century by Saint Bridget of Sweden; it is also known as the Order of Saint Bridget, or the Bridgettine Order. These nuns live a life of strict […]

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 – Training of future catechists in Pakistan

Pakistan—Success Story: Help for the formation of 42 catechists The work of catechists is of immense importance for the life of the Church in Pakistan. The parishes here are often vast and with numerous outlying settlements, and consequently the catechists are an indispensable support for the priests playing a major role in passing on the […]

ACN Interview – Sister Yvonne Gera in Algeria

Algeria “They died at their post” Between 1994 and 1996, Bishop Pierre Claverie and 18 others were killed during the Algerian civil war. The cause for their beatification opened in 2007 and at the beginning of this year, Pope Francis signed the decree confirming that they died in “odium fidei” (hatred of the faith) thus […]

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 News: A First #RedWednesday in Canada

A First #RedWednesday in Canada Close to 1,500 participants across the land “This first edition of Red Wednesday – #RedWednesday – is a real success across the board,” says Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN), a little over a week after the event which, from one ocean to […]

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 […]