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ACN Project of the Week – Transportation aid in Belarus

Belarus A car for the Dominican Sisters in Baranovichi   Back in 1992, almost immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, three Dominican Sisters from Poland came to Belarus and began their apostolate in the town of Baranovichi. Evidently, their example was a powerful and attractive one, for the order grew and today has […]

ACN Feature Story: Religious Sister and sexual assault survivor rebounds to ‘bring her people hope’

India Religious Sister and sexual assault survivor rebounds to ‘bring her people hope’ by Anto Akkara, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Posted to the web January 15, 2020   In August 2008, the Odisha state’s Kandhamal district witnessed the worst eruption of Christian persecution in modern Indian history. It was […]

ACN News: Four seminarians abducted – Nigeria at risk of becoming a failed state

Nigeria “The government must act now, before it is too late” by Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted to the web – Monday January 13, 2020 Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation ACN International, has learned with dismay of the abduction of four young seminarians in Kaduna, Nigeria. Königstein/Montreal, […]

ACN News: Fate of Christians tied to deadly Iraq protests 

Iraq Fate of Christians tied to deadly Iraq protests by Xavier Bisits, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted Monday November 4, 2019   Although Iraqi Christians, concentrated in the north of the country, lie far from the epicentre of deadly protests in Baghdad, their fate may be tied to the outcome […]

ACN Project of the Week – Renovation needs in Ecuador

Project of the Week in Ecuador Renovation of the presbytery on Isla di Puná Posted Friday, November 1, 2019 The Isla di Puná is an island of some 900 km² just off the south coast of Ecuador. It has a population of around 7,000 and is actually a somewhat impoverished area, although efforts have been […]

ACN Feature Story – Crimea: A worsening slide into poverty

Crimea A worsening slide into poverty   For many families in Crimea, their financial situation makes going on summer holidays together just a pipe dream. As soon as school closes for the holidays, many children have to spend their time on the streets while their parents earn a living. To offer children and adolescents meaningful […]

Project of the Week in Russia – Beekeeping for to help with the rehabilitation of addicts

Russia Beekeeping, a harbinger of hope for the rehabilitation of addicts   Before his ordination as a priest, Father Sergij was a police commissioner with the homicide squad, for many years, witnessing daily to the evils that enslave people and make them capable of such terrible deeds. His experience taught him that every crime starts […]

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 […]