WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA 2019: ACN EMPOWERS YOUNG PEOPLE
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WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA 2019: ACN EMPOWERS YOUNG PEOPLE

WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA 2019: ACN EMPOWERS YOUNG PEOPLE The largest gathering of young people in the whole world is happening again, this time in Panama City. It is the 34th World Youth Day with Pope Francis who has a special place for the youth in his heart and has kept up with this tradition...

2019 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR ECUMENICAL UNITY
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2019 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR ECUMENICAL UNITY

2019 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR ECUMENICAL UNITY The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which takes place annually from 18-25 January is here again. This year’s celebration will be held in Malta on Friday, 25th January, in the Parish Church of St. Paul’s Shipwreck, Valletta at 6.30pm.  An Ecumenical Service will be led by H.E. Archbishop Charles...

A GLOBAL BESTSELLER TURNS 40!
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A GLOBAL BESTSELLER TURNS 40!

A GLOBAL BESTSELLER TURNS 40! The command of Jesus to “Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to all creation” is a priority for us at Aid to the Church in Need. We take this assignment seriously. This is why since this project was launched in 1979, 51 million copies of the...

THE LARGEST GATHERING OF YOUNG PEOPLE UNDERWAY!
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THE LARGEST GATHERING OF YOUNG PEOPLE UNDERWAY!

THE LARGEST GATHERING OF YOUNG PEOPLE UNDERWAY! The largest gathering of young people in the whole world is happening again, this time in Panama City. It is the 34thWorld Youth Day with Pope Francis who has a special place for the youth in his heart and has kept up with this tradition initiated by his...

BEATIFIED NUN: ARCHBISHOP PRAYS FOR MORE VOCATIONS
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BEATIFIED NUN: ARCHBISHOP PRAYS FOR MORE VOCATIONS

BEATIFIED NUN: ARCHBISHOP PRAYS FOR MORE VOCATIONS On Sunday, 13th January, His Grace, the Archbishop Charles Scicluna officiated at the Church of St Bartholomew in Ghargurfor a Thanksgiving Mass to celebrate the beatification of Blessed Angèle-Marie Littlejohn who was beatified on 8th December 2018 together with 18 other missionaries who were martyred in Algeria during...

2019: THE YEAR OF DIALOGUE & TOLERANCE
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2019: THE YEAR OF DIALOGUE & TOLERANCE

2019: THE YEAR OF DIALOGUE&TOLERANCE At a time when we see people losing peace and harmony, the dialogue is useful and urgent to improve human relations”. These were the words of the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Lahore following the solemn declaration by the Archbishop of Lahore, Mr Sebastian Francis Shaw that 2019 will...

VENEZUELAN BISHOPS CALL FOR HELP!
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VENEZUELAN BISHOPS CALL FOR HELP!

The Catholic Bishops of Venezuela  have released a strong statement on the State of the Nation, describing it as “a critical and extremely grave situation on account of the deterioration of rights and quality of life, added to a growing poverty and the lack of anyone to whom they can turn”. The statement was read...

POPE FRANCIS’ KEEN ATTENTION TO INTER-FAITH RELATIONS
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POPE FRANCIS’ KEEN ATTENTION TO INTER-FAITH RELATIONS

POPE FRANCIS’ KEEN ATTENTION TO INTER-FAITH RELATIONS In a recent interview with the Italian broadcast network TV2000, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Christian/Muslim relations has been a priority for Francis since the beginning of his papacy and it will continue to be a priority in 2019, seen mostly through trips the Pope...

“You never failed us with your support”- Syrian students
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“You never failed us with your support”- Syrian students

  Thank you ACN Benefactors! Over 300 young university students have been able to continue their studies thanks to the support channelled through their local Church, via a project sponsored by the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need. Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the foundation...

SYRIA: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF WAR
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SYRIA: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF WAR

The war in Syria is beginning to die down but the wounds are deep.  In as much as we provide emergency supplies; food, water, housing, an equal challenge is to help the people rebuild their lives. Horrific experiences can be overwhelming, especially for children. Many are spiritually/psychologically distressed and emotionally scarred by all possible abuses...