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South Sudan: Wounded Priest in Rumbek an Example of Commitment

Provincial of Juba: “The charism of the Comboni Missionaries is to be in the front line and serve those most vulnerable even in situations of danger.”

ACN Interview: Uganda and the Hope for refugees from South Sudan

  ACN Interview Uganda and the Hope for refugees from South Sudan Christine du Coudray, the person responsible for the Africa Department at the Pontifical Charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), returned from a journey to Uganda a few weeks ago. While there she visited the Bidibidi and Imvepi camps located in the north-west […]

Special day of prayer and fasting for peace: “God hears the tears of his people.”

African bishops welcome the Pope’s call to pray for peace: “God hears the tears of his people.” Faced with the tragic situations of conflict in various parts of the world, the Holy Father Pope Francis has called upon faithful Catholics to join in a special day of prayer and fasting for peace, today, Friday, February […]

ACN Project of the Week – Ethiopia

  Ethiopia Bicycles for 30 catechists in Gambella   The apostolic vicariate of Gambella lies in the extreme west of Ethiopia, on the frontier with South Sudan. It is a remote and underdeveloped region where there is widespread poverty.   Therefore, there are recurrent and intermittent inter-tribal conflicts mainly between the more settled, farming tribes […]

ACN Interview – The Suffering Hearts of the South Sudanese people

South Sudan/Rome The Suffering Hearts of the South Sudanese people An interview with Sister Yudith Pereira by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Sister Yudith Pereira, a Religious of Jesus and Mary from Spain, spoke passionately to Aid to the Church in Need about the situation in South Sudan, the work of the Church and […]

Québec Press Conference — Interfaith Famine Relief campaign launch

Québec Press Conference — Interfaith Famine Relief campaign launch — June 7, 2017  Against the famine – #PrayGiveSpeakOut   Speech given by Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need (Translated by Amanda Bridget Griffin)   ”Aid to the Church in Need is proud to be participating in this collective and interfaith effort […]

Press Release—Campaign for the famine 2017—Aid to the Church in Need

Famine in Africa AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED ANSWERS THE CALL OF CANADIAN BISHOPS Montreal, June 7, 2017 – Aid to the Church in Need Canada is participating in the pan-Canadian Pray-Give-Speak-Out campaign launched by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). “The information coming from those we work with on the ground is […]

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 […]

Press Release – Episcopacy denounces violence against civilians in South-Sudan

South Sudan Episcopacy denounces violence against civilians   United together from February 21 to 23, the Catholics bishops of South Sudan resolutely denounced the violence perpetrated against civilians, as “war crimes” inflicted by both the opposition and the government who are accused of killing, raping, burning, beating, looting, harassing and detaining civilians, even keeping entire […]