Kherson: A story of resistance against fear and despair
News 06 Jul 2023
Kherson: A story of resistance against fear and despair

Russian troops occupied the city of Kherson, in southern Ukraine, at the beginning of March 2022. Nine months later a Ukrainian counteroffensive forced the Russians to retreat from the region of Kherson in early November.

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Looking for leaders to help rebuild the Church in Iraq
News 04 Jul 2023
Looking for leaders to help rebuild the Church in Iraq

A gathering of almost two thousand young Christians in Iraq provides hope for the future and encourages the new generations to stay and invest in their country and in their community. ACN helped make this project a reality.

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Cameroon: A new cathedral for the diocese of Maroua-Mokolo
News 03 Jul 2023
Cameroon: A new cathedral for the diocese of Maroua-Mokolo

8 July will see the consecration of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, in the city of Maroua, northern Cameroon. This step will conclude the nine-year construction project in the heart of the Maroua-Mokolo Diocese.

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Myanmar: ACN calls for prayers for new bishop in Kayah state
News 28 Jun 2023
Myanmar: ACN calls for prayers for new bishop in Kayah state

International foundation ACN calls for prayers on the occasion of the episcopal ordination, on 29 June, Feast of Sts Peter and Paul, of Mgr. Celso Ba Shwe as bishop of Loikaw, capital of the state of Kayah, in Myanmar.

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DRC: The Church at the bottom of a mine
News 27 Jun 2023
DRC: The Church at the bottom of a mine

Despite the extreme poverty of its population, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the main suppliers of rare minerals in the world. The Church is committed to ensuring that miners are treated more fairly.

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India: Government sponsored Hindu nationalism at root of interreligious clashes in Manipur
News 22 Jun 2023
India: Government sponsored Hindu nationalism at root of interreligious clashes in Manipur

Local Church sources have little doubt that the clashes that have pitched Hindus against Christians in the state of Manipur are part of a wider agenda to encourage the Hindu base to vote for the ruling BJP party in upcoming elections.

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221.5 million AUD in donations for suffering Christians around the world
Media releases 20 Jun 2023
221.5 million AUD in donations for suffering Christians around the world

ACN presents its 2022 annual accounts which reflect a year of record support. Ukraine was the largest individual recipient of help in 2022, receiving almost 10% of aid, and Africa was the region that received most support.

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DRC: May the government take on its responsibilities!
News 16 Jun 2023
DRC: May the government take on its responsibilities!

In an uncompromising statement, the bishops of the ecclesiastical province of Bukavu, in the far east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), denounce the failure of the government to face up to the challenges with which it is confronted.

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Nigerian Catholics shocked by public admission of religious discrimination in Kaduna
News 15 Jun 2023
Nigerian Catholics shocked by public admission of religious discrimination in Kaduna

In a video, the former governor of Kaduna state admits that his party benefits Muslim communities and does not need the Christian vote. Angered by this stance, Catholic priests have demanded that the current governor distance himself from his predecessor.

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Changes in the leadership of ACN International
News, Media releases 05 Jun 2023
Changes in the leadership of ACN International

Media Release 02.6.2023

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Nigerian priest calls for beatification of Pentecost Sunday attack victims
News 02 Jun 2023
Nigerian priest calls for beatification of Pentecost Sunday attack victims

One year after the attack on St. Francis Xavier church in Ondo, Nigeria, none of the culprits have been brought to justice. Victims wear their scars as “badges of honour” and their faith is as strong as ever.

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Ethiopia: Give peace a chance
News 26 May 2023
Ethiopia: Give peace a chance

An Indian bishop has issued an impassioned plea for the resumption of talks between the government and rebel forces aimed at ending a conflict that has cost hundreds of lives and displaced tens of thousands of people.

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Brazil: “I had bishops in tears, thanking me for the support they get from ACN”
News 25 May 2023
Brazil: “I had bishops in tears, thanking me for the support they get from ACN”

ACN had a stand at the latest meeting of the Bishops’ Conference of Brazil, the largest Catholic country in the world.

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Pakistani bishop calls for better security after policeman kills two girls at Catholic school
News 24 May 2023
Pakistani bishop calls for better security after policeman kills two girls at Catholic school

The attack, which left five other children and one adult wounded, took place on 16 May in a Catholic school in Sangota, in the Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, in north-eastern Pakistan.

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Nigeria: “Religion should unite, not divide”
News 22 May 2023
Nigeria: “Religion should unite, not divide”

A Catholic Archbishop who needs guard dogs in the house, and an armed escort when he travels, speaks of the difficulties of carrying out his mission in his diocese.

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“Everyone has family in Khartoum:” South-Sudanese prepare to host refugees from Sudan
News 18 May 2023
“Everyone has family in Khartoum:” South-Sudanese prepare to host refugees from Sudan

At least 500 people have died and thousands have fled, seeking safety in other countries, including Ethiopia, Egypt, Chad, and South Sudan.

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Egyptian martyrs become a symbol of ecumenism and friendship between Orthodox and Catholics
News 17 May 2023
Egyptian martyrs become a symbol of ecumenism and friendship between Orthodox and Catholics

Egyptian martyrs remembered by both Orthodox and Catholics.

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India: In West Bengal the flock thrives due to the attention of its shepherds
News 16 May 2023
India: In West Bengal the flock thrives due to the attention of its shepherds

“I came back happy”, says Barbara Rettig, ACN's head of projects for part of India, as she returned from a trip to West Bengal. “I saw a joyful and hopeful Church... Over there, I felt that faith is joy. People go to Mass. Churches are full.”

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