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Reconstruction of 4 rooms and a community hall in favour of the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Tamanrasset, Algeria. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Why Congregation of Sisters in Algeria Needs to Survive amid Shortage of Vocations

Jul 9, 2020

Sometime last year, when members of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Algeria wrote to the Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, appealing for funds, the Congregation was in a deep state of need.

Carmelite Nuns providing aid to victims of violence in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International)

Carmelite Nun Recounts Brutal Attack that Left Countless Maimed in Mozambique

Jun 22, 2020

On Thursday, June 4, a Carmelite nun working in Macomia, a small town in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, stealthily walked in the company of other Sisters of Religious Order to their residence that had been abandoned for a month as terrorists wreaked havoc in the southern African country.

Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Diocese in Nigeria.

Help Us Fight Militant Groups, Nigerian Prelate Appeals to International Community

Jun 17, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria says that the government in the West African nation is overwhelmed in the fight against insurgency that has wreaked havoc in the country, and is now calling on the international community to step in and help restore law and order.

Nuns of the Fraternity of the Servants of Christ bring aid to children in Niger amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / ACN

How COVID-19 Restrictions Have Affected the Apostolate of Niger-Based Order of Nuns

May 23, 2020

Amid a variety of COVID-19 related restrictions in the West African nation of Niger, the head of Fraternity of the Servants of Christ, a local congregation of nuns, has shared about the impact of the pandemic on the activities of the religious community.

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of the diocese of Pemba, which is in the region of Cabo Delgado. / ACN

Why Persecution in Mozambique is “an injustice that is crying out to heaven”

May 2, 2020

A Bishop in Mozambique has decried the reigning oppression of people who speak against the increased attacks that mainly target the Church in the southern African country, terming the attacks as “an injustice that is crying out to heaven”.

Bishop Joseph Alessandro, of Garissa Diocese, Kenya. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Five Years after Terrorist Attack at Kenya’s Garissa University, Bishop Shares Progress

Apr 9, 2020

On the 5th anniversary of the  deadly attack on Kenya’s Garissa University College, situated in the north eastern part of the East African country, the Catholic Bishop of the area has recalled the unfortunate event and recounted initiatives that have undertaken by religious leaders to promote peaceful co-existence.

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of Pemba Diocese, Mozambique / ACN

“What is happening in Mozambique is a disgrace,” Bishop Reacts to Recent Jihadist Attack

Apr 3, 2020

A Bishop in Mozambique has condemned the recent  jihadist attack and the actions of the attackers  that occurred in the territory within his diocese, describing the episode as a tragedy, a real shame, and a disgrace to the citizens of the Southern African nation.

Late CAN Chair Rev. Lawan Andimi, a Protestant Pastor in Nigeria’s Brethren Church of Christ, known as Eklisayar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN) in Hausa language,  abducted and Murdered by members of Boko Haram following their January 2 raid on Michika in Adamawa, northeast of Nigeria.

In Nigeria, “fasting, prayer” Declared in Honor of Murdered “simple, devout Pastor”

Jan 25, 2020

Following the January 20 killing of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of the State of Adamawa, the Catholic Bishop of Yola that covers Adamawa State has declared three days of fasting and prayer in honor of the murdered church leader, described by a Catholic priest who knew him personally as “a simple and devout Pastor.”

Sr.Pauline, the General Superior of the congregation with Sr. Marie-Bernadetter, the Former General Superior / Aid to the Church in Need.

Nuns in Burkina Faso Providing Safe Haven for Victims of Ongoing Violence

Jan 22, 2020

Days after reports cited West African-based official of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) calling upon stakeholders in the African Sahel region to go beyond military intervention and address the root causes of the region’s conflict including “extreme poverty, high youth unemployment, a lack of education,” leaders of a religious congregation of nuns have shared about their initiative in providing a safe haven for victims of the conflict.