Lviv: “The Holy Father is present in Ukraine. He is suffering with you.”

Papal envoy visited refugees on the premises of the seminary “There is a lot of coming and going here. Thousands of refugees arrive every day,” reports Father Wladyslaw Biszko, in conversation with the international charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). The priest leads a pilgrim and retreat house in Lviv, on the same […]

ACN Project of the Week – Training 22 seminarians in South Sudan

South Sudan                                                                 Training for 21 seminarians in the diocese of Tombura-Yambio South Sudan is the youngest country in the world today. In 2011, when the […]

ACN Project of the Week – Sarajevo

  Bosnia and Herzegovina Help for the training in Sarajevo The Bosnian war raged from 1992 to 1995 and at that time approximately half the Catholic Croats in the country were forced to leave and seek refuge abroad. Today, there are only around 450,000 Catholics still living in the country.   While it is true […]

Project of the Week – Support for Seminarians

 2015 Ordination Mass in Grodno, Belarus Belarus Help for the training of 33 seminarians in Grodno Last year the Catholic seminary in Grodno celebrated its 25-year Jubilee.    When the seminary opened on 1st September 1990, the Soviet Union was still in existence. Grodno’s was the first Catholic seminary to be reopened within its territory. […]

PHILIPPINES – One year later

ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde On 8th November 2013, super typhoon Haiyan pounded the island of Leyte in the Philippines with winds nearing 315 kilometres per hour and a tremendous storm surge that bulldozed the countryside. 11 million people were affected by the storm. Over 6,000 people lost their lives. The Minor Seminary of […]

Journey with ACN – Haiti

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which will be regularly posted to our blog.  This weekly newsletter will an opportunity for us to acquaint you with the needs of the Church and the projects we have realized together in countries around the world. This week: Haiti   A jeep, some breviaries and some bookshelves for […]

Nigeria – Help for the renovation of a Major Seminary in Jos

ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada In the Western World, many seminaries are forced to close their doors due to a lack of vocations, and many dioceses only have a handful of new priestly ordinations. In contrast, seminaries are simply bursting at the seams in many parts of Africa. The rectors have sleepless […]

Uganda – Renovation of the seminary in Alokolum

by ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada At present, in the village of Alokolum, northern Uganda,  220 young men from various different dioceses of the country are training for the priesthood at the major seminary . This is good news of course, but it also presents the seminary with a major challenge,for now it is bursting […]

Democratic Republic of Congo – Help for the formation of 89 seminarians

By ACN International Since 1996 the bloody fighting, especially in the Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has claimed over 5 million lives. Unimaginably brutal massacres, mass rape, arson, abductions and wholesale lootings continue to this day. This conflict, it is claimed, has cost more human lives than any other […]

Brazil – Thanks to you, we were able to help!

  Help for the training of seminarians  Thanks to the generosity of ACN’s benefactors, eight seminarians from the diocese of Santarém are able to continue their studies. “The fact that we can count on such people who help us so generously, without expecting anything from us, fills me with great joy,” writes one seminarian. “I […]