May 30, 2016A call to prayer on International Children’s Day

International Children’s Day  Pope Francis invites children all over the world to join peace prayer for Syria Several hundred children will gather in each of the cities Syrian cities of Damascus, Homs, Tartus, Marmarita and Aleppo to pray together, for peace. In Rome, during the Angelus...

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May 27, 2016ACN Feature: Malawi – Catholic Church observes growing Islamization with concern

Malawi Catholic Church observes growing Islamization with concern  Bishop Monfort Stima spoke about the growing trend toward Islamization in the Mangochi diocese of southern Malawi while visiting the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). He did say, however, that traditional Islam is...

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May 26, 2016ACN Press – Syria: A Bishop’s plea

Cover picture – Bishop Antioine Chbeir, Maronite Bishop in Syria with Head of Middle East Projects for ACN – Father Halemba Syria A Bishop’s plea as blasts cause carnage  A diocese rallies in support of wounded and the grieving Bishop warns of exodus following bomb...

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Arunachal Pradesh, qui se trouve dans le Nord-est, Prière du matin  dans une école catholique. 
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May 25, 2016ACN Project of the Week: Mass Offerings for priests in Miao

ACN Photo: Arunachal Pradesh, India, diocese of Miao  in the extreme North East, bordering on  Burma. Morning prayers in a catholic school. India   Mass Offerings for priests in Miao The diocese of Miao in Northeast India, was established only recently, in 2005. It lies in...

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May 20, 2016ACN Interview : Diocese of Mopti, Central Mali

ACN Project: Financing for the construction of the church of Eze, Parish of Bandiagara Interview  Diocese of Mopti, Central Mali     Father Germain visited tge Aid to the Church in Need international offices on Thursday, 21 April 2016. Born in Mopti, central Mali, he...


May 19, 2016Feature Story – Christians of Israel targeted by Jewish extremists

Photo Credit: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Fire and graffiti devastated part of the Church of Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, Galilee, in northern Israel on June 18th, 2015 Holy Land “A toxic mix ” Many Christians in Israel are scared. They feel threatened by Jewish...

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May 18, 2016ACN 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...

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Marial Sanctuary, Kibeho, Holy Mass on Our Lady of Sorrow feast day

May 17, 2016ACN Feature Story – Hope in the midst of hopelessness in Rwanda

Rwanda A Tale of Mercy It is 1994. Over the course of just 100 days , approximately 800,000 people are slaughtered in Rwanda. This genocide counts as one of the greatest human tragedies in African history. A Polish missionary living in Rwanda for over 30 years, Fr....

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May 13, 2016Special edition of Journey with ACN – Ecuador

Earthquake in Ecuador No hands and no means to rebuild In the small Ecuadorian village of Canoa hardly any houses are left standing following the earthquake on 16 April. This quiet fishing village with its wonderful seascape, colourful houses and small population now looks like...


May 11, 2016ACN Project of the Week for Contemplative Carmelites in Bolivia

  Bolivia Success Story: renovation of the Carmelite convent in Reyes The Carmelite convent in the small town of Reyes, in northwest Bolivia, was founded in 1979 by eight Spanish Carmelite Sisters. The bishop at the time would never have dared hope that one day...


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