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ACN Success Story – India

A car for religious sisters Some time ago, the sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the Diocese of Vellore, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, turned to us for help, since the area they minister to is vast, remote, and underdeveloped, and they did not have a vehicle to travel […]

ACN Project of the Week- Belarus

Help to renovate the convent of the Eucharistic Sisters in Barysaw The congregation of the Handmaids of Jesus in the Eucharist—or  Eucharistic Sisters, as they are also known—was founded in 1923 in Lithuania. Today, the congregation has five convents in Belarus with a total of 20 sisters altogether. The sisters are dedicated to the teaching […]

Peru – Subsistence aid for 26 religious sisters in the in the Andes

Working in the Archdiocese of Huancayo, high in the Peruvian Andes, are 26 sisters from eight different congregations. This vast region covering around 15,145 km²—as large as some small countries—is home to only about 743,000 people, 71.5% of whom are Catholics. Consequently, each priest must minister to more than 8,000 faithful on average who are […]

Project of the Week – Ukraine

A car for religious sisters in Lviv The sisters of the religious community the Catechists of Saint Anne are devoted above all to working with children and teens. They provide them with religious education and support them as they grow in faith and as individuals. The sisters also work as catechists in various parishes and […]

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 […]