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Margaret and Dominic Attah with Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark and UK National Director Caroline Hull outside St George’s Cathedral, London. Credit: ACN

Survivors of Nigeria’s 2022 Pentecost Bombing Feted in Inaugural Award

Dec 6, 2023

Survivors of the 2022 Pentecost Sunday attack on St Francis Xavier’s Church in Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese that left 41 Christians dead, and more than 80 injured are the recipients of the first ever “Courage to be a Christian” award.

The painting of Our Lady before and after the bombing. Credit: ACN

Salesian Sisters in Sudan Counting Losses as Bomb Hits Residence

Nov 9, 2023

Members of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), also called Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco in Sudan, have been left counting losses after a bomb exploded at their residence on November 3.

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How Togolese Catholic Diocese is Seeking to Prevent Abortions among Young People

Jul 29, 2023

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Aného in Togo has written to the Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, expressing the need to teach young people in the Togolese Diocese the importance of preserving their dignity, and avoiding sexual relations until they are married.

Fr. Joseph Bature Fidelis the Director of the Human Resource and Skills Acquisition for Trauma Healing Center of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri. Credit: Fr. Joseph Bature Fidelis

Priest Providing Trauma Therapy in Nigeria Recounts Near-death Experiences with Militants

May 18, 2023

Outside St. Hillary Nursery and Primary School of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, a middle-aged Priest gathered teachers and older learners and gave them general absolution. Everyone in the school thought they were going to die. 

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Catholic Charity Foundation Boosts Catechists’ Pastoral Work in Zambian Diocese

Mar 22, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Mpika in Zambia, with the support of the Pontifical and Charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has purchased bicycles and motorcycles to support Catechists in their pastoral duties. 

Maryamu Joseph (16), who escaped from Boko Haram after being held for nine years. Credit: ACN

Nigerian Teen Abducted by Islamists Aged 7 Recovering at Catholic Trauma Centre

Oct 28, 2022

For close to a decade, Maryamu Joseph who was abducted by Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, at the age of seven was forced to live as a Muslim.

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Struggling Brothers’ Congregation in Uganda Grateful after Boost from Catholic Charity

Sep 15, 2022

Members of the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Martin de Porres in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese have expressed their gratitude following a financial donation from the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, to boost the “ongoing formation”.

Bishop Martin Albert Happe of Nouakchott Diocese in Mauritania, Credit: ACN

Count on Our Support, Pontifical Foundation to Mauritania’s Small Catholic Population

Sep 2, 2022

The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced an upcoming engagement with a Bishop in Mauritania, and assured the leadership of the Church in the Northwestern African country of its help to sustain Christianity in the hugely Islamic population.

Désiré Cardinal Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina in Madagascar. Credit: ACN

Cardinal in Madagascar Blames Country’s Deteriorating Social Structures on Corruption

Jul 24, 2022

Désiré Cardinal Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina in Madagascar has decried what he terms as rampant corruption in the country, and blamed the country’s deteriorating social structures on graft.

A Religious Sister poses with an elderly woman at Palma Soriano in Cuba's Archdiocese of Santiago/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Kenyan, Ugandan Catholic Nuns Lauded for Efforts to Re-Evangelize Cuba

Apr 21, 2021

The efforts of two Religious Sisters of Kenyan and Ugandan descent to re-evangelize Catholics in Cuba have been widely recognized, with Catholic Pontifical Organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International pledging support of the activities of the two Nuns working in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago.

Families fleeing violence in the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International).

Catholic Aid Agency Reaches out to Mozambique’s Displaced, Bereaved amid Protracted Crisis

Nov 16, 2020

The leadership of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) is reaching out to the people of God in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese who have been caught up in the protracted crisis of Cabo Delgado Province.

Archbishop-elect Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou (left), Archbishop Anatole Milandou (Center) and Archbishop Francisco Escalante Molina (right) shortly after the official announcement at the headquarters of the Episcopal Conference of Congo Brazzaville (CEC). / Episcopal Conference of Congo Brazzaville (CEC).

Congolese Bishop Known for Marketplace Preaching Elevated as Brazzaville Coadjutor

Apr 18, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo Brazzaville (Congo).