Project of the Week—Training for Seminarians in Brazil

ACN promises help for the formation of sixteen seminarians in the diocese of Rio Branco, northwest Brazil. The pandemic has had a profound impact on people’s lives in Brazil, the Church is no exception. In the diocese of Rio Branco in the country’s northwest, they have worked hard to move ahead as much as possible […]

Project of the Week — Cameroun

The priests responsible for the selection and formation of these future priests face major and ever-increasing challenges in their work, and so the Douala ecclesiastical province has established a two-year long, ongoing training course for those working in the area of the vocations apostolate and in the minor seminaries, where young boys and youth study and complete their secondary education with a view to possible entry into the major seminary; as well as educators working in the major seminaries.

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK – Help for the formation of seminarians of a new spiritual community in Brazil

Brazil Help for the formation of seminarians of a new spiritual community By ACN International Projects Department, Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web April 15, 2020   The Opus Mariae community (known in Brazil as Eis aí tua mãe – Obra de Maria) was founded in Brazil in 1990 and […]

ACN News: Four seminarians abducted – Nigeria at risk of becoming a failed state

Nigeria “The government must act now, before it is too late” by Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted to the web – Monday January 13, 2020   Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation ACN International, has learned with dismay of the abduction of four young seminarians in Kaduna, Nigeria. […]

ACN Project of the Week – Cameroon

ACN Project of the Week: Cameroon Help for the training of seminarians threatened by Boko Haram terrorists Nigeria is not the only country suffering from the terror of Boko Haram. Its neighbour, Cameroon also suffers from the violence of Islamist terror groups in the northern part of the country.   It is true that the […]

ACN Project of the Week – Help for seminarians in Congo

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) Help for the training of 83 seminarians The statistics reflecting the numbers of the Catholic Church in Africa represent something of a record holder. For one in every nine priests, one in every four seminarians and one in every six lay Catholics in the world hail from this continent!   Many […]

Project of the Week in Peru – Help for training in the Amazon region

Success story in Peru Help for the training of 19 seminarians in the Amazon region     The apostolic vicariate of Yurimaguas in the east of Peru is situated for the most part in the Amazon rainforest, in an area that is home to various different indigenous groups. The 224,000 or so Catholics in this […]

ACN Project of the Week: Help for the training seminarians in Sonson-Rionegro

Success-story in Colombia   Help for the training of 91 seminarians in the diocese of Sonson-Rionegro   It is not easy to fit in all these 91 young men in a single photo… They are the seminarians currently studying at the diocesan seminary of Our Lady in the diocese of Sonson-Rionegro in the south of […]

ACN’s Project of the Week: Formation of three priests in Lebanon

Lebanon Formation of three priests from the archdiocese of Baalbek   Not so long ago Lebanon was the only country in the Middle East with a Christian majority. In recent years this has changed, however, with increasing numbers of Christians leaving the country. Already during the terrible civil war in the country between 1975 and […]