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Fr. Dr. Nicolas Cishugi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Church in DR Congo Committed to Healing “mental wounds” from Violence: Priest

Sep 2, 2022

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is at the center of providing therapy to millions of locals who have developed deep wounds from internal conflicts to heal, a Congolese Catholic Priest who completed his own formation amid insecurity has told the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Switzerland.

Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka of the Diocese of Karonga in Malawi. Credit: ACN

How Catholic Diocese in Malawi is Navigating Rough Terrain, Handling Shortage of Priests

Aug 25, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Karonga in Malawi has been forced to be creative in order to reach as many Christians as possible despite the Diocese’s vastly rough terrain and an acute shortage of Priests.

Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Charity Funding Training of Priests in Egypt to Serve “marginalized” Christians

Aug 19, 2022

The Catholic charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is providing scholarships for the training of Priests in Egypt to expand their pastoral care to Christians in the country who, the foundation notes, have been marginalized.

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Catholic Charity Rallying for Support to Fund Catechesis, Bible Apostolate in Ethiopia

Aug 8, 2022

The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is running a donation appeal to support catechesis and distribution of Bibles in Ethiopia in order to boost evangelization efforts in the Horn of Africa country.

Fr. Marcelo Fonseca Oliveira. Credit: ACN

Pope Francis Wishes to Touch Reality of Suffering in DRC “with own hands”: Catholic Priest

Jun 1, 2022

A Catholic Missionary Priest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has exuded confidence that Pope Francis, who has always spoken passionately about the suffering in the central African nation, wishes to know the reality of the country better.

A Catholic Priest walks in front of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu State, Nigeria. Credit: ACN

Religious Extremism, Violence in Nigeria at “absolutely appalling” Level: Catholic Charity

May 17, 2022

Religious extremism and violence are at “absolutely appalling” levels in the West African country of Nigeria, the leadership of the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said. 

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Catholic Charities Report Massive Exodus in Mozambican Villages amid Heightened Attacks

Feb 25, 2022

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Portugal and Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) have reported Massive Exodus in Mozambican Villages amid Heightened Attacks.

Fr. Edegard Silva Junior. Credit: ACN

Catholic Parishioners in Mozambique Make Wooden Crucifix from House Destroyed by Militants

Jan 17, 2022

Parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Pemba are using a Crucifix they made from a piece of wood they salvaged from one of the houses that militants burnt down in the mission of Nangololo.

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Catholic Foundation Features Mozambique, Burkina Faso in Campaign against Persecution

Nov 1, 2021

Violation of Christian freedom is on the rise in nearly a half of Africa, Catholic charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) United States, has said while announcing an international campaign to create awareness on religious persecution.

Leah Sharibu at age 15. Credit: ACN

Christians in Nigeria Asked to “keep fingers crossed” amid Efforts to Rescue Leah Sharibu

Oct 15, 2021

A Christian peace and social justice advocate in Nigeria has called upon Christians in the country to remain hopeful that Leah Sharibu, a young Nigerian woman kidnapped in 2018, will regain her freedom soon.

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Church Entity Decries Nigerian President’s Silence on Killings of Christians

Oct 5, 2021

Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has blamed the persistent attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen against innocent Christians in Nigeria on the laxity by the country’s head of state to act to stop the violence.

Victims of militant attacks in Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Christian in Mozambique Risks Life by Declining Offer to Convert to Islam

Aug 15, 2021

A Christian man who was offered an opportunity to convert to Islam risked his life by declining the offer at the hands of jihadists in Cabo Delgado in Northern Mozambique.

Marie-Catherine Persévérance Kingbo. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Charity Mourns Missionary Nun Who Served the Poor in Muslim Dominated Niger

May 28, 2021

The Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is mourning the passing on of a Catholic missionary Nun who dedicated her life to the service of the poor in Niger, a country with a tiny percentage of Christians.

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Catholic Pontifical Organization Donates Towards Islamic Studies in West Africa

Apr 1, 2021

The Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has donated money towards the facilitation of Islamic studies for Priests and seminarians in West Africa.

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Nuns Ministering among Deprived in Malawi Get Boost from International Catholic Charity

Feb 9, 2021

For years, Carmelite Sisters in Malawi’s Catholic Diocese of Zomba have been working under difficult conditions to bake hosts, which they sell to make a living and to support the deprived in the Malawian Diocese.

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Catholic Aid Organization Facilitating Church Marriages for Couples in Ethiopia

Dec 16, 2020

The Borana people, members of one of the indigenous tribes in the South of Ethiopia, are embracing Catholic Sacraments with the help of a Pontifical charity organization which is at the centre of primary evangelization among the traditionally nomadic group.

Children in Nigeria Pray for Persecuted Christians in Global Rosary Initiative

Oct 28, 2020

Catholic Children in Nigeria joined the rest of the world in the challenge dubbed “A million children praying the Rosary” praying for an end to violence in the West African country that continues to witness attacks against Christians.

Children at St Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish in Bo. Sierra Leone reading Child'sBible, "God speaks to His children." / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Catholic Charity Organization Strengthening Children Evangelization in Sierra Leone

Sep 22, 2020

At Sierra Leone’s Diocese of Bo, children are being mentored to reach out to other children from deprived backgrounds in the West African country, thanks to a pontifical charity organization that is distributing religious materials to the Diocese.

Catholic Priests in the Archdiocese of Freetown.

International Catholic Charity Gifts Struggling Sierra Leonean Clerics with Mass Stipends

Sep 11, 2020

Catholic Priests ministering under difficult conditions in Sierra Leone’s Freetown Archdiocese have been given Mass stipends amounting to 17,160 Euros to cushion them through the COVID-19 pandemic that has been characterized with dwindling Church resources in the west African country.

A Catholic Church destroyed by Jihadist attacks in Cabo Delgado within the Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique.

Whereabouts of Two Brazilian Nuns Unknown Weeks after Jihadist Attack in Mozambique

Sep 3, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Mozambique is searching for two nuns belonging to Saint Joseph of Chambéry in the Diocese of Pemba who went missing after jihadists attacked a port city in the Southern African country beginning of August, taking control of the city where the nuns’ convent is located.