THEIR FAITH IS OUR HOPE
Since mid-2014, violent Islamist attacks have taken place in 17 African nations
In Nigeria, about 2.5 million people had to flee from Boko Haram violence
In January 2015, 80% of Niger's churches were attacked or burned
In Algeria, Christian evangelization can be punished with 5 years in jail
28,528 major seminarians (636 more than the previous year)
1 in 4 seminarians and 1 in 10 priests worldwide live in Africa
500,000 catechist (100.000 more than the year before)
More than 70,000 sisters (725 more than the year before)
70,000 schools with 50 million pupils run by the Catholic Church.
650 homes for disabled people, 170 leprosy centers.
More then 1’100 orphanages, 5.000 health dispensaries
In many areas the Church is the only institution that provides health care, clean water, food and education
FATHER AURELIO GAZZERA OCD, MISSIONARY IN THE
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
"As priest and missionary, what can I do in this situation? What can the Church do? We can do so much, really so much! It is more necessary than ever to rebuild the hearts and the conscience of the people."
BISHOP OLIVER DASHE
DOEME OF MAIDUGURI, NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA
“ACN has kept us alive and hopeful, we continue to remain grateful to all our benefactors. Rest assured of our prayers.”
RELIGIOUS SISTERS SUPPORTED
THE CHRISTIANS IN AFRICA NEED YOUR HELP
HOW ARE WE HELPING IN AFRICA WITH YOUR SUPPORT?
ACN IS A PONTIFICIAL FOUNDATION
“I INVITE YOU ALL, TOGETHER WITH ACN, TO DO EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, A WORK OF MERCY.”
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In certain parts of Africa, there is a growing presence of a form of Islam that is becoming more and more aggresive. Strengthen the Catholic Church to spread Jesus' message of love and peace, and give support to the victims of terror.
With $40 you can assist with building materials to rebuild a church
With $100 you can help Boko Haram victims survive
The future of the Church in Africa depends on the formation of its future priests and sisters. Help us support this growing Church which is rich in vocations but poor in resources.
$55 will assist with a seminarian's living expenses for a month
$85 will contribute to the ongoing formation of a priest
Missionaries are God's answer to the poverty and frustrations of African people: while sharing their hardships they bring hope and faith to their people. They often are the only source of health care and education.
$10 will support a missionary priest in Africa with a Mass offering
$35 will enable catechists to receive books to teach the Catholic faith
$70 will contribute towards the cost of a motorcyle for a priest to reach out to his community
ACN’s HELP TO AFRICA IN 2016
Africa - continent of faith, hardships and hope
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