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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 […]

ACN Feature Story – Helping women in Cape Verde, Africa

Cape Verde Archipelago – Africa Moving ahead for women who have nothing left   During a trip to the Cape Verde Archipelago in February 2019, Robert Lalonde, a regular Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) contributor, spoke with Sister Romualda Tavares, the provincial leader of the Daughters of the Holy Heart of Mary for […]

ACN Project of the Week: Formation for young sisters in Brazil

Brazil Help for the formation of 50 young religious Sisters   It was only 30 years ago that the religious Institute the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matarà was founded in Argentina. Yet since then it has spread throughout the world, with 160 convents in 35 different countries on all five continents […]

ACN Project of the Week: Help for training young religious women in India

India Help for training young religious women In Northeast India, the Catholic Church is still, relatively, young. In 2016, she celebrated 120 years of ministry in the country. However, in many parts of this region Catholic missionaries were only able to enter the region during the second half of the 20th century. An isolated and […]

ACN Project of the Week – support for Sisters in Ukraine

Ukraine Support for the life and ministry of four Redemptorists Sisters in Lviv   In the 1930s a dozen or more Ukrainian girls travelled to Belgium to prepare for the foundation of the first Redemptorists convent in their home country of Ukraine. However, it was not until 80 years later that this dream was finally […]