Feb 22, 2017ACN Project of the Week in India : Help to build a church in  Meghpal

ACN Success Story  In this month of February, our Projects of the Week will be dedicated to India.   An immense and fascinating country, the Indian sub-continent is home to over 16 million Catholics.  The great majority is poor and does not have the funds to...

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Feb 17, 2017Feature Story in Paraguay – Sisters go where priest rarely visit

Paraguay Sisters work where priests rarely visit  Tupãsy! Tupãsy? The Mother of Jesus is coming! These were the words spoken in Guarani to welcome the Missionary Sisters of the Teaching and Atoning Saviour. The people living in the remote villages of the Paraguayan department of Canindeyú at...

Feb 15, 2017ACN Project of the Week – a church for Rourkela

ACN Success Story  In this month of February, our Projects of the Week will be dedicated to India.   An immense and fascinating country, the Indian sub-continent is home to over 16 million Catholics.  The great majority is poor and does not have the funds to...

Feb 8, 2017ACN Project of the Week – A precious Centre for families in India

ACN Success Story    In this month of February, our Projects of the Week will be dedicated to India.   An immense and fascinating country, the Indian sub-continent is home to over 16 million Catholics.  The great majority is poor and does not have the funds...

Feb 7, 2017Feature Story: A Marshall Plan for Iraq

A Marshall Plan for Iraq: The reconstruction of Christian villages in the Nineveh Plains  “Hope is coming back to the Nineveh Plains,” reports Father Andrzej Halemba the Middle East expert of a Catholic pastoral charity after returning from a fact-finding mission from the Iraqi Christian...

Jan 25, 2017ACN Feature – Nigeria and terror groups

Nigeria Fulani terror group commits Boko Haram-style massacres Last December, Aid to the Church in Need spoke with Msgr Joseph D. Bagobiri of Nigeria.  Here is what he revealed to our Italian colleagues.     Between 2006 and 2014 more than 12,000 Christians have been...

Jan 25, 2017Project of the Week – Helping elderly Sisters in Slovakia

Slovakia   Providing accommodations for elderly Sisters in Eastern Europe   The former Czechoslovakia was one of the countries in Eastern Europe where the Church was most brutally persecuted during the communist era. The Catholic faithful at that time were subject to repression and reprisals, many...

Jan 20, 2017ACN Interview – South Sudan

Photo: Displaced people in Riimenze, South Sudan, January 2017 South Sudan Daily conflict for ordinary citizens South Sudan, located in the heart of Africa, is the youngest nation in the world; it gained independence from Sudan in July 2011. Two years later, a civil war...

Jan 19, 2017ACN Press – Iraq: Churches turned shooting ranges

 Above: Iraq Nineve area Qaraqosh Bakhdida Man: Louis Petrus (61) in his burned house, 8-11-2016 Qaraqosh (Iraq) Churches turned shooting ranges The inhabitants of Qaraqosh in Iraq are beginning to make their way home. If their happiness of returning to their native home is immense, the...

Jan 18, 2017Project of the Week in India

India A multipurpose hall for the parish of Ambadochar   The parish of Ambadochar is located approximately 56 miles (91 km) from the town of Khandwa in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India. A remote village parish, encompassing about 200 Catholic families who are ministered...

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