World Refugee Day: An Overview of ACN Support for Refugees

In 2020, ACN funded more than 25 projects to support refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in different parts of the world, especially those in Africa and the Middle East. Africa Sub-Sahara Africa hosts more than 26% of the world’s refugee population as a result of new conflicts erupting and the ongoing crisis. ACN’s focus […]

ACN Project of the Week—Tanzania

Success Story: A much-needed vehicle for the diocese of Ifakara The diocese of Ifakara is still very young, having been established only recently in 2012. The Episcopal See is situated in the town of the same name, which lies roughly 400 km southwest of the capital Dar es Salaam. The diocese covers an area of 15,000 km² […]

ACN Feature Story – Bitter memories of time of terror for the priests in Zanzibar

Father Damas Mfoi is a Catholic priest in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar is predominantly Muslim with a small Christian population. Since 2010, Father Mfoi has been a parish priest on the main island of Unguja. In 2012, the otherwise peaceful island community witnessed a series of violent attacks […]

ACN’s Project of the week: A generator for Radio Huruma, Tanzania

Tanzania A generator for Radio Huruma For 10 years now Radio Huruma has been an integral part of life in the diocese of Tanga in northern Tanzania. Thanks to this radio station, the Church is able to reach many people who could not otherwise get to church. For the Catholic faithful live widely scattered across […]

Project of the Week – in Tanzania

Project of the Week in Tanzania A sturdy vehicle for the parish of Namswea The parish of Namswea lies in the far south of Tanzania, in the diocese of Mbinga. It is a large parish with over 11,300 faithful and 13 outstations lying anything up to 30 miles (50 km) from the parish centre. For many […]

Project of the Week: Self-sustaining poultry project in Tanzania

Tanzania  A self-sustaining poultry raising project for Sisters in Kisa   The parish of Kisa in the diocese of Mbeya was established in 1927. It has around 3,500 Catholic faithful, who are ministered to by two priests, five religious Sisters of the local congregation of Our Lady Queen of Apostles, and 25 catechists.   In 2009 the […]

Journey with ACN – Tanzania

A house for the Claretian missionaries in Kimara  ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada The congregation of the Claretian Fathers and Brothers was founded in 1849 by Saint Anthony Maria Claret. Today its members include 19 bishops, over 2,000 priests and 3,000 brothers in 63 different countries around the world. Since 2003 the […]