Keeping the Faith Alive

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Lenten Reflections
from Ukraine

Read the stories of the courageous everyday people in Ukraine, trying to raise their families and trying to merely survive in war-torn Ukraine, while holding steady to their Faith.

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Please light a candle for our faithful who are innocent victims of war and persecution, and light a candle for your own intentions this holy season for the special people in your life.

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News of the Suffering and persecuted


Thirty Christians die in the Gaza Strip

When the northern hospitals stopped functioning, he moved south, searching for treatment. But because of an increase in attacks, the hospitals in southern Gaza were also unable to provide treatment, and Hani died alone, far from his wife and children.

Patagonia, Argentina is mission country

Perhaps the greatest challenge is the distance between communities. The new diocese covers about 40,000 square miles, an area larger than Austria or Portugal. The reality the bishop describes can require extreme sacrifice.

Families in Ukraine suffer “constant torture”

“In 2023, we had 170,000 new families, but there were 120,000 divorces. These are the highest divorce numbers in the history of independent Ukraine. Helping these people is a big challenge for our Church."

Syria: ‘The situation is intolerable’

“In order to protect Christian values, Christians must remain here in the Middle East, where these values are more deeply appreciated,” he said. “In the Western world, with its secularism and globalization, the current is sweeping everything away.”
Creation of two emergency spaces for the pastoral care of displaced Christians.
Creation of two emergency spaces for the pastoral care of displaced Christians from the parishes of Rollo to Kongoussi and Séguenega.

Sahel: ACN helps Christians displaced by terror

Given the destruction and enforced closure of ecclesiastical facilities, like parishes, schools, and hospitals, , the Church in the region is struggling to care for its people. But in many places, it is the only local institution coming to anyone’s aid.

Venezuela celebrates first Lourdes pilgrimage in the Americas

Tony has been going on this pilgrimage since he was three months old. “There are pictures of me being carried along,” he says, his voice tinged with emotion. “I am encouraged by my love for Mary, with the title of Our Lady of Lourdes, and I thank God for allowing me to accompany Our Heavenly Mother on this pilgrimage every year.”

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Projects of the month

A Vehicle for Religious Sisters in Pakistan 

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux first came to Pakistan almost 50 years ago. Today, this congregation, founded in ...

Rebuilding a Parish House in Venezuela  

Venezuela is regularly affected by tropical storms and other natural disasters, and the country was particularly hard hit by the ...

Support for the Prison Apostolate in Ecuador 

Violence is on the rise in Latin America. In Ecuador, the number of killings increased by more than 80 percent ...

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