Apr 27, 2017ACN Press Release – Pope Francis in Egypt

Pope Francis in Egypt “Re-knitting ties with Islam”   Montreal, April 27, 2017 – Father Samir Khalil Samir, a Jesuit priest and specialist in Islam, and a professor at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Rome, visited the Canadian national office of Aid to the...

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Apr 26, 2017ACN Project of the Week – Success Story in Brazil

Success Story in Brazil A boat for pastoral work in the Amazon region   In the north of Brazil, a Catholic community with the name “Mar a Dentro” (Out Into The Deep) runs a pastoral centre in the city of Belem. Prayer meetings and Eucharistic adoration...

Apr 19, 2017ACN Project of the Week in Peru : Expansion of pastoral activities in the Rain Forest

Peru Expansion of the pastoral outreach program in the Amazon rainforest Forty-five years ago Sister Maria Luisa Maduell left everything to follow Christ by joining the congregation of the Sisters of Jesus. A vocation that took her from Spain, deep into the Amazon region of eastern Peru...

Apr 13, 2017ACN Project of the Week: Help for attack victims

ACN Success Story: Help for attack victims of a church in Pakistan In March 2015 an appalling suicide attack on St John‘s Church in Youhanabad on Christians killed 20 people and wounded another 80 people. The families are all poor, many have lost their main breadwinner or now...

Apr 12, 2017The Democratic Republic of Congo, an agony ignored by the world

Democratic Republic of Congo A death struggle forgotten by the world   The wave of violence that is currently tearing apart the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to affect the Church as well. However, there is still hope for peace. Representatives of the recently...

Apr 11, 2017Egypt – Pray for the affected families!

Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II led the funeral for the victims of a bomb that exploded on 11.12.2016 during Sunday Mass in a chapel at Cairo’s main Coptic Cathedral. Egypt  “Pray for the affected families!” Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos William of Assiut has called on...

Apr 11, 2017Night of Witnesses – The testimony of Mother Mary Catherine KINGBO of Niger

Night of Witnesses – Paris, France The testimony of Mother Mary Catherine of Niger It is early January 2015. There is a media flurry of the Mohammed cartoons in the satirical French Paris based magazine Charlie Hebdo, and tension is mounting in Niger. On January...

Apr 6, 2017ACN Feature Story – A crucified people

In March, from the 23rd to the 27th, our colleagues from the French office of Aid to the Church in Need held an event called ‘Nuit des témoins’ (Night of Witnesses) held in Paris.  Here are the stories of some of these witnesses.  Here is the...

Apr 5, 2017ACN Project of the Week in Syria: Food aid for 1,500 refugee families

Photo: Syria February 2016 Melkite Cathedral Sunday Divine Liturgy in Damascus Our Project of the Week: in Syria Food aid for 1,500 refugee families   March 13, 2017 – was a tragic anniversary. Exactly 6 years ago, the terrible war began that has since devastated Syria....

Apr 4, 2017Nigeria- Visit of solidarity at the very heart of the violence

Nigeria Visit of solidarity at the very heart of the violence A delegation from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) composed of national directors and members of the communications department travelled two weeks ago to Nigeria.  The delegation visited dioceses situated in the North...

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