Democratic Republic of Congo

Fourth Station: JESUS MEETS HIS AFFLICTED MOTHER

21 Mar , 2017  

HYMN: We carry the saving cross through the roads of the world. Through the alleys of poverty and misery. Marching to a dawning day to freedom and victory, To God’s life and endless glory.   PRAYER BEFORE EACH STATION: We adore You, O Christ, and bless You. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed […]

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Chad

Third Station: JESUS FALLS FOR THE FIRST TIME

21 Mar , 2017  

HYMN: We carry the saving cross through the roads of the world. Through the alleys of poverty and misery. Marching to a dawning day to freedom and victory, To God’s life and endless glory.   PRAYER BEFORE EACH STATION: We adore You, O Christ, and bless You. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed […]

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Zimbabwe

Second Station: JESUS CARRIES HIS CROSS

20 Mar , 2017  

HYMN: We carry the saving cross through the roads of the world. Through the alleys of poverty and misery. Marching to a dawning day to freedom and victory, To God’s life and endless glory.   PRAYER BEFORE EACH STATION: We adore You, O Christ, and bless You. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed […]

News, Videos

Pope Francis asks for URGENT PRAYERS for persecuted Christians

2 Mar , 2017  

Pope Francis asks for URGENT PRAYERS for persecuted ChristiansJoin Pope Francis as he prays for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted and discriminated against because of their faith. Watch this video produced by The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, supported by Aid to the Church in Need, and let us pray together with the Holy […]

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Sierra Leone

First Station: JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH

2 Mar , 2017  

SIERRA LEONE / MAKENI 15/00039 Vehicle for pastoral work in favour of St. Joseph the Worker parish, Masoila - Lungi

HYMN: We carry the saving cross through the roads of the world. Through the alleys of poverty and misery. Marching to a dawning day to freedom and victory, To God’s life and endless glory.   PRAYER BEFORE EACH STATION: We adore You, O Christ, and bless You. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed […]

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Africa, Campaigns

WAY OF THE CROSS (Africa: Faith and Hope – Lent 2017)

2 Mar , 2017  

South Sudan, 2014 Via Cruzis (Way of the Cross) through the camp during the Palm Sunday procession in Juba.

Photo: Palm Sunday procession in a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan   This way of the cross wishes to help us contemplate the suffering of our Lord Jesus in union with the African Continent. Keeping in mind that where the cross is present, the resurrection will follow, our persecuted brothers and sisters are shining […]

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News, South Sudan

The Catholic Bishops of South Sudan send a message of hope and courage to the suffering population

24 Feb , 2017  

After their meeting in Juba from 21st to 23rd February 2017, along with the Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan and Kenya, Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, the South Sudanese bishops respond to the disturbing reports from all seven of their dioceses spanning the whole country.

Africa, Campaigns, News

Aid to the Church in Need focuses on Africa for the Lent campaign “Their Faith Is Our Hope”.

1 Feb , 2017  

Strengthening Catholics to put an end to religiously motivated fundamentalism and to support pastoral care on the continent with the largest growing number of believers.   Königstein, 1 Feb. 2017. The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is concentrating on Africa with this year’s Lent and Easter campaign. Under the […]

Feature Stories

Pope Francis: Christmas Message Urbi et Orbi 2016

16 Jan , 2017  

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Today the Church once again experiences the wonder of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and the shepherds of Bethlehem, as they contemplate the newborn Child laid in a manger: Jesus, the Saviour.

Feature Stories

A Mother and Son Share What Life Is Like For Christians Under ISIS Rule

14 Jan , 2017  

Two months ago Ismail fled the Iraqi city of Mosul with his mother Jandark Behnam Mansour Nassi (55), after they had to survive under the terror of IS for over two years. Ismail and Jandark now live in Erbil, in the Iraqi Kurdish Autonomous Region.

Written by Jaco Klamer for Aid to the Church in Need   “My mother and I were at home in Bartella, one of the Christian villages in the Nineveh Plane” says Ismail. “When we woke up one August morning, the city had been taken by IS.