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Burkina Faso: Bishop of Dori asks to stop the outside support for the Jihadists

“If the world continues to do nothing, the result will be the elimination of the Christian presence in this area and quite possibly in future from the entire country.” These were the warning words...

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Nicaragua: “The unity of the Church is the greatest strength that we bishops have”

Nicaragua is still shaken by the crisis that began 14 months ago. The country continues to make headlines – such as in mid-June with the pardoning of almost one hundred people who were still imp...

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Ukraine: The pope has not forgotten the “suffering brother”

Auxiliary bishop reports on the Ukraine summit at the Vatican Pope Francis invited the metropolitans and high-ranking clerics of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church to a meeting held a...

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Cardinal Porras: “Venezuela is suffering from a wartime economy”

The social, political and economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate gravely, with shortages of food, medicines and the basic necessities of daily life. The Church is suffering the c...

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Russia: Help to renovate the Catholic parish church of Magadan

The port town of Magadan in the Far East of Siberia was first established in 1929 as a concentration camp. During Soviet times it was the principal centre of the labour camp system of the Kolyma regio...

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Uruguay: Support for an extension to the Carmelite convent in the diocese of Florida

Around 20 years ago, a Carmelite convent was founded just outside the city of Florida, in the south of Uruguay. Today there are 12 Carmelite sisters here, living a life of perpetual prayer in accordan...

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Eine/n: Sachbearbeiter/in (Vollzeit) für das Referat Stipendien (Abteilung Projekte) gesucht

ACN International  (ACN) ist ein ausschließlich spendenfinanziertes Hilfswerk der katholischen Weltkirche, das vom Hl. Stuhl errichtet wurde und d...

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Tanzania: A car for the parish of Mlevela

The parish of Mlevela is still very young, having been established only in 2017. It is situated some 10 miles (15 km) west of Njombe, where the bishop resides, and has 11 outstations. These villages l...

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Report on the religious persecution of Christians urges to take measures to defend religious freedom

ACN was actively involved in the recent independent report A report commissioned by the British Foreign Secretary has been published showing the scale of persecution of Christians around...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Help to establish a branch of the St John Paul II Youth Pastoral Centre for the region of northern Bosnia

In 2015 the Pope John Paul II Youth Pastoral Centre was first established in Sarajevo, the capital of the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is open to all young people, without distinction as to faith o...

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