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Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Initiates a Second Phase of Ukraine Aid

As the military invasion of Ukraine enters its 50th day on this Good Friday, Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) launched the second phase of its emergency aid package to the country last Monday. Immediately after the start of the war, ACN announced a first package of 1.95 million dollars for the […]

Burundi – “Mothers” of Reconciliation

The Carmelite Missionary Sisters in Burundi Burundi, one of the smallest countries in Africa, has been going through a social and political crisis since 2015. This country, with a 94% Christian population, has received help in these difficult times from a number of different communities of religious sisters. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) […]

Project of the Week: Mauritania – Support for 27 religious sisters

  Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world, and 90% of this arid country in northwest Africa lies within the Sahara desert region – a region that is expanding steadily. Whereas in 1960, when the country gained its independence, roughly 85% of its population were nomadic herders, living from their herds of livestock, […]

Project of the Week: Helping young Sisters in Cameroon cope with trauma in a conflict zone

For many years, Cameroon in Central-West Africa, with its 24 million inhabitants, has been regarded as a relatively stable country in comparison with its crisis-ridden neighbours. However, in 2016 there were protest marches in the English-speaking region against a perceived marginalization in this predominantly French-speaking country. Since, these protests have escalated into a major and ongoing […]

Democratic Republic of Congo: Abducted Nun Finally Set Free

Sister Francine, abducted July 8 in Goma, eastern Democratic Province of Congo (DRC), is finally free. This announcement was made by her religious community, the Daughters of the Resurrection, to the international pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). What We Know Thursday, July 8, after a visit to the local market of […]

Project of the Week: Subsistence Aid for Religious Sisters in Cuba

The Archbishop of Santiago, Cuba, holds the work of the missionary Sisters in his diocese in the highest regard. Because of the poverty in his diocese, he has turned to ACN to help them. Learn how you can help!

ACN Project of the Week – Bolivia: Supporting 27 religious living at a 4,000-meter altitude

High up in the Andes, at an altitude of around 4000 m above sea level, lies the diocese of Oruro. Covering an area of nearly 53,600 km², it is larger than some of the smaller European countries, such as the Netherlands for example. Yet it is sparsely populated, with just around half a million people, […]

ACN Feature Story: Sisters in Russia Stand By marginalized during COVID-19

Novosibirsk Russia  “Sister, come back soon.” Religious Sisters in Russia at the side of the marginalized due to COVID-19 by Kira von Bock-Iwaniuk, ACN International Projects Department Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web, July 10, 2020   Very few have fallen ill, but all who live in the million-strong West […]

ACN News – Coronavirus in DR Congo: ACN Grants Aid to Sisters

ACN News – Coronavirus in DRC ACN grants aid also to religious Sisters by Christophe Lafontaine, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web, June 23, 2020   A loss of wages that were meagre to begin with. No further material or financial support from parishioners. Abject poverty. The Coronavirus […]

COVID-19: Religious on the front lines in Ukraine

COVID-19 –UKRAINE  Sisters on the front lines By Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web April 17, 2020 The Coronavirus has reached Eastern Europe. For Ukraine, the spread of this disease could have devastating consequences. Already, even before the arrival of COVID-19, with an  ongoing civil war […]