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Ukraine – A Catholic leader calls for the end of “idolatry of violence.”

Despite difficulties and hardship, the Church promises not to abandon its faithful, whatever might happen, just as it stayed with them in Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine.  The leader of the largest Greek Catholic Church in the world called for an end to what he terms the “idolatry of violence,” last Friday, during a press […]

Kazakhstan – Catholic bishops request prayers for peace in the country

Masses are being celebrated today in the country in memory of the victims of violence and for peace. The number of Catholics in the country is very small (one percent), but the bishops of Kazakhstan addressed various messages to the people so that – with the help of God – the current difficulties will be […]

South Africa: A Fragile Anchor for Refugees

Aid to the Church in Need provides a future and hope to refugees through pastoral care for children; a means to rise out of poverty and violence Life as a refugee is not easy. Leaving everything behind and beginning a new life in a different country with different laws, education, languages and cultural expectations requires […]

Haiti: Bishops deeply saddened by recent events and violence in the country

In a press statement received by the ACN Pontifical Charity yesterday, July 7, the Episcopal Conference of Haiti expressed its astonishment and condolences at the sad news of the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, president of the Republic, on the night of July 6-7 at his private residence. During the attack, the president’s wife, Martine Moïse, […]

Project of the Week: Support for Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Translation for social: Contemplative Carmelite Sisters in DRC have devoted their lives to praying for the world.  Through decades of civil war and ongoing violence, they pray especially for the young seminarians nearby that they may have the strength to carry out their vocations.  Though the people of Malole are so happy and grateful to have the Sisters and the convent near to them where they can attend Mass, they are too poor to support them.  See how ACN is stepping to help in our project of the week!