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ACN Project of the Week: Help for the training of catechists in the Peruvian Andes

ACN Project of the Week in Peru Help for the training of catechists in in the Peruvian Andes by ACN Projects Department International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada Published online May 26, 2020 In one of the poorest regions of Peru lies the territorial prelature of Chuquibambilla high in the Andes at an altitude […]

Project of the Week: Support for the youth apostolate in Pakistan

Project of the Week:  Pakistan A spiritual breath for a youth apostolate in Faisalabad Published on line February 27, 2020 Roughly half of the 207 million people who make up the population of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are under the age of  25, and one third of these are actually aged 14 or younger. […]

ACN Project of the Week – A new parish church in Camela, Brazil

Brazil A new parish church amidst the sugarcane   The town of Camela has a population of around 30,000 souls, and lies in the midst of the vast sugarcane plantations of northeastern Brazil.   The life of the people here is marked by great poverty and grave social problems manifesting in widespread violence and drug […]

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! […]

Project of the Week in Peru – Help for training in the Amazon region

Success story in Peru Help for the training of 19 seminarians in the Amazon region     The apostolic vicariate of Yurimaguas in the east of Peru is situated for the most part in the Amazon rainforest, in an area that is home to various different indigenous groups. The 224,000 or so Catholics in this […]

ACN Project of the Week – Angola

Angola Subsistence aid for Dominican Sisters   Thirty-four Dominican Sisters in Benguela pray the canonical hours 7 hours a day. Their prayers rise up for the Church and for all of humanity. These contemplative nuns live secluded from the world and in poverty, but say, “We are aware of the greatness of our calling. In […]

ACN Project of the Week: The Church remains in CAR

Central African Republic The Church remains and provides support   Sadly, the Central African Republic has never truly known peace. In the 57 years since it gained independence, this country – one of the poorest in the world – has suffered one military coup after another. It is hard to keep track of all the […]