ACN Project of the Week in Central African Republic

Central African Republic Printing thirty thousand copies of the New Testament in Sango   The Central African Republic has been a country in crisis since it gained independence in 1960, with one coup after another. Its population has been terrorized by an unending stream of armed groups that although they may have gone by different […]

ACN Project of the Week – Supporting Sisters in Ukraine

Ukraine Subsistence support for 35 Sisters in Ukraine The 35 religious Sisters of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Kiev belong to 6 different religious communities and are involved in a wide range of different activities, performing outstanding works of service.   They prepare children for their First Holy Communion and First Confession, they lead […]

ACN Project in Madagascar – A home for the Oblates of Toamasina

Successful ACN Project in Madagascar A home for the Oblates of Toamasina   On the island of Madagascar, the Oblate Missionaries are delighted with their new mission house built thanks to the generosity of our benefactors.  Now they have a roof, a safe space and a gathering place for parishioners making this another success story […]

Project of the Week – Amazon Region

  Brazil Training of  seminarians urgently needed in the Amazon region   The diocese of Rio Branco covers a vast area of over 104,000 km² in the west of Brazil. Large areas of the diocese lie in the rainforest; it is an impenetrable region, with vast distances and many places accessible only by riverboat. Of […]

ACN Project of the Week: Sri Lanka

  Sri Lanka Help for the reconstruction following a civil war The Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel have been present in Sri Lanka since 1959. Their congregation, founded in India in 1868, principally to provide young girls with an education, but also with an intention of making Christ the very centre of their lives. The […]

ACN Project of the Week – Ethiopia

  Ethiopia Bicycles for 30 catechists in Gambella   The apostolic vicariate of Gambella lies in the extreme west of Ethiopia, on the frontier with South Sudan. It is a remote and underdeveloped region where there is widespread poverty.   Therefore, there are recurrent and intermittent inter-tribal conflicts mainly between the more settled, farming tribes […]

ACN Project of the Week in Philippines

Philippines A church for the parish of St. Anthony   The island of Basilan belongs to the Mindanao group of islands in the southern Philippines. Whereas in the Philippines as a whole Catholics form the great majority of the population, here on the island of Basilan Muslims make up around two thirds of the population. […]

Project of the Week – Bicycles for Indian catechists!

India Success Story 275 bicycles for cathechists! In the diocese of Eluru, with its 1,150-plus Catholic villages, the lay catechists play a crucial role, as it is simply impossible for the priests to be everywhere at once. It falls to the catechists, much of the time, to prepare people for the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and […]

ACN Project of the Week – Utena, Lithuania

Success Story in Lithuania A centre for the evangelization of young people Five years ago the Sisters of Divine Providence established a convent in the town of Utena, a regional industrial centre in the north-east of the country which has a number of schools and universities, and consequently a large population of young people. There […]

ACN Project of the Week in Peru : Expansion of pastoral activities in the Rain Forest

Peru Expansion of the pastoral outreach program in the Amazon rainforest Forty-five years ago Sister Maria Luisa Maduell left everything to follow Christ by joining the congregation of the Sisters of Jesus. A vocation that took her from Spain, deep into the Amazon region of eastern Peru into the apostolic vicariate of Yurimaguas, a region largely covered […]