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Project of the Week: Help for the consecrated people in Siberia

  Russia /Siberia Support for the life and ministry of 63 religious sisters in the diocese of Saint Joseph   The diocese of Saint Joseph in Irkutsk, in eastern Siberia, is geographically speaking the largest diocese in the world. With an area of almost 10 million km² it is actually larger than the United States! […]

ACN Project of the Week – A library for a Catholic centre in Egypt

Egypt Equipping the library in the Diakonia Development Center  Sheraton-Heliopolis is the name of one of the newer suburbs of Cairo that did not even exist a few decades ago. Named after the original Sheraton hotel, close to the international airport, which was at first the only existing building there at the time, it is […]

ACN In-Depth Story – Forgiveness without limits in Columbia

An In-depth Story from Columbia A story of forgiveness without limits   PASTORA MIRA GARCÍA, through acts of Christian love and forgiveness in the face of hatred and violence, has become one of Colombia’s best-known women of faith as her nation is still grappling with the aftermath of decades of unrelenting violence. The past 60 […]

ACN Project of the Week: Help for the training seminarians in Sonson-Rionegro

Success-story in Colombia   Help for the training of 91 seminarians in the diocese of Sonson-Rionegro   It is not easy to fit in all these 91 young men in a single photo… They are the seminarians currently studying at the diocesan seminary of Our Lady in the diocese of Sonson-Rionegro in the south of […]

ACN Project of the Week : Success Story in the Philippines

A Success Story in the Philippines A vehicle for pastoral work among the indigenous peoples of the diocese of San Jose   For the past seven years, Sister Anita has been working among the indigenous peoples of the diocese of San Jose, supporting them with wise counsel and ministering to their needs. She looks after […]

ACN Project of the Week: Rebuilding chapels in Mozambique

Mozambique Rebuilding two chapels destroyed by a cyclone In January 2017, the coastal region of northern Mozambique was battered for five long days by a severe cyclone. The tropical storm brought heavy rainfall and devastated large swaths of the countryside in two coastal provinces of this country in southeast Africa – already one of the […]

ACN Project of the Week: Mass Offerings in Uruguay

Uruguay Special Mass Offerings for 18 elderly priests in need Few people have summarized the importance of the priesthood more trenchantly than Saint Jean Marie Vianney, the famous Curé of Ars: “Without the sacrament of ordination, we would not have the Lord. Who placed him in the Tabernacle? The priest! Who welcomed your soul at […]

ACN supports Christian refugees in Syria 

Syria Concern for the coming winter The growing wave of refugees from the Middle East being accepted into the European Union has aroused a growing wish on the part of Syrian Christians to leave the country, says Father Andrzej Halemba, head of the Middle East Section of the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church […]