By Murcadha O Flaherty

Following a series of attacks against the Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a senior Catholic leader has spoken about “a resurgence of fear, anger and indeed insecurity” in the country.

Guinea is an overwhelmingly Islamic country in which roughly 85% of the population of 11.6 million people are Muslims. Christians make up only around 8%, while the remainder of the population are adherents of traditional African religions. 

By Eva-Maria Kolmann

Orthodox and Catholics in Russia are developing joint initiatives for the protection of life. In doing so, they are transforming shared beliefs into concrete programmes and responding to the appeal made by their church leaders. The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is promoting this cooperation.  

By Murcadha O Flaherty

A CONTEMPLATIVE community of religious Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who pray for persecuted Christians will have their future ensured by a new well – after a chronic shortage of water threatened their survival. “We didn’t know how we were going to survive after the collapse of our old well a year ago,” Sr Mahele Mwamini, the Prioress of the Discalced Carmelites at the Glorious Saint Joseph Convent, Kinshasa, told Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.    

This year, the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), is celebrating its 70th anniversary as well as the 100th anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady of Fatima, to whom the charity has been consecrated.  

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