THEIR FAITH IS OUR HOPE
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
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
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.”
SUPPORTED RELIGIOUS SISTERS
THE CHRISTIANS IN AFRICA NEED YOU
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.”
ACN – Aid to the Church in Need is a Papal Charity serving the pastoral needs of the suffering and persecuted Church.
Aid to the Church in Need
725 Leonard Street
P.O. Box 220384
Brooklyn, NY 11222-0384
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.
With $40 you can pay the living expenses of a seminarian for a month
With $60 you can help a poor priest to make ends meet every month
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.
With $10, support a missionary in Africa
With $25, you can supply 50 catechists with books to teach the Catholic faith
With a $50 donation you can provide a priest or a nun with a motor cycle to serve their communities
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 $20 you can fund a bag of cement to rebuild a church
With $60 you can help the victims of Boko Haram
ACN’s HELP TO AFRICA IN 2016
Africa - continent of faith, hardships and hope
Phone: 800-628-6333 or 718-609-0939 · Fax: 718-609-0938