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A Priest poses on a motorcycle at St. Michael Parish of Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Jasikan. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need / Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Charity Reaches Out to Priests at Flourishing Parish in Ghana to Wade off Sects

May 13, 2021

In slightly over a decade, Catholic Priests of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Franciscan Friars) who first established a mission in rural Ghana in 2008 have managed to establish a flourishing Parish in the region that boasts of 17 outstations overseen by two Catechists each.

Fr. Pierre Claver Belemsigri, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina and Niger. / Aid to the Church in Need

Burkina Faso Forum to Reflect on “what it means to be a Christian in insecurity context”

Mar 17, 2020

Amid increasing concerns of insecurity in the Sahel, Church leaders in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, where places of worship have been targeted in attack, are planning a forum that will offer Christians in the landlocked country an opportunity to reflect on their Christian calling in the face of persecution.

Thomas Heine-Beldern, President of Aid to the Church in Need

“2019 one of the bloodiest for Christians in history”: Head of Global Catholic Charity

Jan 3, 2020

The President of the international Catholic pastoral charitable organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Thomas Heine-Beldern, has described the just ended year, 2019, as a year with a significantly high record of attacks targeting Christians across the globe, including Africa where Christians have been murdered in West Africa.

Nigerian Spiritan Father Kenneth Iwunna administering Holy Communion to a parishioner of Ethiopia’s Holy Cross Parish in Dhadim / Aid to Church in Need International (ACN)

In Ethiopia: Couples Evangelized, Women Empowered, Youth Exposed Despite Limited Funding

Nov 30, 2019

With 5,000 Euros a year, a religious missionary ministering among Ethiopia’s Borana community has been able to have an impactful apostolate that has included giving dozens of youth the opportunity to interact with peers from other cultures in inter-diocesan pastoral programs, evangelizing couples through the Sacrament of Matrimony, empowering women to become teachers of faith, among other activities that have kept faith alive in the Horn of Africa.