Interview with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka: The Unanswered Questions
News 19 Apr 2022
Interview with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka: The Unanswered Questions

After three years and at a cost of 2.5 million dollars, the government of Sri Lanka published an 88-volume report on the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings.

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ACN starts second phase of Ukraine aid
News 12 Apr 2022
ACN starts second phase of Ukraine aid

As the military invasion of Ukraine has reached its 46th day, the Pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has begun the second phase of its emergency aid package to the country.

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The Carmelite missionary sisters in Burundi – “mothers” of reconciliation
News 11 Apr 2022
The Carmelite missionary sisters in Burundi – “mothers” of reconciliation

Burundi, one of the smallest countries in Africa, has been going through a social and political crisis that erupted in 2015.

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“What ACN is doing for the Lebanese is truly great" says Patriarch
News 07 Apr 2022
“What ACN is doing for the Lebanese is truly great" says Patriarch

The Patriarch of the largest Christian Church in Lebanon expresses his most heartfelt gratitude to all the benefactors who make the work of ACN in this country possible. 

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Ukraine: Sisters of Saint Joseph: Our convents have become refugee centres
News, Ukraine News 06 Apr 2022
Ukraine: Sisters of Saint Joseph: Our convents have become refugee centres

Millions of people have had to flee their homes to save themselves and their children, abandoning the regions of the east and south of Ukraine, and heading west.

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New bishop in South Sudan: “We must get back on our feet and give hope to the people”
News 05 Apr 2022
New bishop in South Sudan: “We must get back on our feet and give hope to the people”

On 25 March, in the Cathedral of Rumbek, South Sudan, Italian missionary Christian Carlassare was ordained bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, a position that had been vacant for 10 years.

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Bishop of Odessa: “In this war both peoples are victims”
News, Ukraine News 01 Apr 2022
Bishop of Odessa: “In this war both peoples are victims”

The bishop took part in an online conference at the international headquarters of ACN.

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Cameroon: Boko Haram raiders devastate villages
News 31 Mar 2022
Cameroon: Boko Haram raiders devastate villages

Towards the end of 2021, the Nigerian government announced that members of the terrorist organisation Boko Haram were being disarmed and reintegrated into society.

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Syria: “Many Christians are short of hope, but any they do find comes from the Church”
News 31 Mar 2022
Syria: “Many Christians are short of hope, but any they do find comes from the Church”

Regina Lynch recently returned from Damascus, where she represented ACN at a conference of the Catholic Church together with aid agencies serving the people of Syria.

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“My parents stayed in Donbass to help; we are safe now”
News, Ukraine News 31 Mar 2022
“My parents stayed in Donbass to help; we are safe now”

Since the beginning of the war, the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, in Western Ukraine, has been welcoming women and children refugees. ACN supports the archdiocese in this effort. Some of those who left everything behind spoke to ACN about their experie...

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Missionary priest in Ukraine: “Their life is my life, their fate is my fate”
News, Ukraine News 29 Mar 2022
Missionary priest in Ukraine: “Their life is my life, their fate is my fate”

Enduring a war in the capital of Ukraine, Fr Lucas couldn’t feel much further from Brazil, where he was born and raised. Yet he refuses to leave the country and is moved by the many examples of hope that he has witnessed during this conflict.

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Ukraine: “Thanks to your help my children can sleep in beds, far from the sounds of war”
News, Ukraine News 29 Mar 2022
Ukraine: “Thanks to your help my children can sleep in beds, far from the sounds of war”

A displaced mother talks about the aid she has received from the local Church.

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Ukraine: “We believe in the help of Mary, the Mother of God”
News, Ukraine News 25 Mar 2022
Ukraine: “We believe in the help of Mary, the Mother of God”

Bishops in contested areas are setting their hope on the international consecration of Pope Francis.

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Consoling the suffering and providing shelter for the homeless
News, Ukraine News 24 Mar 2022
Consoling the suffering and providing shelter for the homeless

The Greek Catholic Basilian monks host the displaced who have lost everything.

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Ukraine:“There is no fear anymore, only the desire to be useful”
News, Ukraine News 24 Mar 2022
Ukraine:“There is no fear anymore, only the desire to be useful”

From the very beginning of the war, the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, in west Ukraine, has been involved in welcoming fleeing women and children, most of whom are coming from major cities such as Kyiv, Kharkhiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro and Odessa.

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Amid the chaos of war, priests and sisters refuse to leave. “We cannot be anywhere else”
News, Ukraine News 22 Mar 2022
Amid the chaos of war, priests and sisters refuse to leave. “We cannot be anywhere else”

With millions trying to escape Ukraine, some insist on staying behind to help those who cannot flee. Among them are the diocesan workers, volunteers, priests and religious of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr diocese.

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Sri Lanka: Cardinal asks for clarity on suspicion of political collusion in Easter Sunday bombings
News 18 Mar 2022
Sri Lanka: Cardinal asks for clarity on suspicion of political collusion in Easter Sunday bombings

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the Church waits for answers as the victims continue to carry the scars of the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 269 people in Sri Lanka and injured more than 400 in 2019.

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Albania: mission and challenges of the Church in the XXI century
News 18 Mar 2022
Albania: mission and challenges of the Church in the XXI century

Albania’s Communist regime tried to stamp out religion completely. Decades later, the country continues to suffer from the mass emigration of its younger citizens, due to a lack of opportunities.

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