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Brazil “Come on in … it takes less than 15 minutes…”

 15,000 young people visit ACN’s exhibition at WYD Rio 2013 By ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada “Come on in … it takes less than 15 minutes…” This inviting phrase displayed on a two-metre-high screen was seen by the approx. 15,000 young people who came to the exhibition in Rio de Janeiro organized by Aid to […]

Canada – Over one million dollars in support of various projects

Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, Thursday June 20, 2013 – In 2013, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Canada, supported various projects around the world with over one million dollars in donations. It is with a great deal of pride that Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of ACN Canada, acknowledges […]

In just 40 days the 28th World Youth Day will begin in Rio de Janeiro

“We are looking forward to meeting the young people of the world!” The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is already involved in this great event with a number of campaigns. To find out just how highly Brazil values the World Youth Day and just what events ACN is planning, […]

Brazil – An appointment with the Pope

ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin  “I look forward joyfully to this coming July in Rio de Janeiro! I will see you in that great city in Brazil!” Pope Francis called out these words on Palm Sunday to the young people of the world. His invitation includes not only the young people from those wealthier […]

One million more YOUCATs for World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil

Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada  In preparation for the World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s dioceses and new Catholic movements are given a million additional copies of YOUCAT, the new youth catechism published by the universal Catholic Church. Jacinto Bergmann, Archbishop of Pelotas, chair of the […]

Sowing the Word in Brazil’s rough interior

by Rodrigo Arantes, ACN Brazil Luiz Gonzaga, a Brazilian musical icon, was born in a rough, rural area in the state of Pernambuco in north-eastern Brazil. He became famous in Rio de Janeiro. After 16 years, during which he never visited his parents, he returned one night to the north-east. He himself describes how he […]