In the 1930s, a dozen or more Ukrainian girls traveled to Belgium in order to prepare for the foundation of the first Redemptorist convent in their home country of Ukraine. It was not until 80 years later that this dream was finally able to see its fulfillment. The outbreak of the Second World War and …
The Eastern part of the European continent, including – but not limited to – Russia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.
The port town of Magadan in eastern Siberia was first established in 1929 as a concentration camp. Under the Soviet regime, it was the principal center of a regional labor camp system and the port of entry for thousands of deported victims. Until 1991, the area was a strict military exclusion zone.
In 2015, the Pope John Paul II Youth Pastoral Center was first established in Sarajevo, the capital of the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is open to all young people, without distinction as to faith or ethnic origin. It was formally blessed by Pope Saint John Paul II, for whom young people were especially important and who introduced many lasting initiatives for the young, most notably the World Youth Days.
The Greek-Catholic Diocese of Oradea rejoices at the high number of new seminarians. Partly responsible for the increase they've seen is the diocese's active family apostolate. Families who participate in the Church are more likely to inspire a religious vocation.
Since 1993, ACN has supported the Catholic radio station Mazoji Studija, or Little Studio, based in Lithuania. Though the station is small, it is a precious and vital instrument of evangelization in the country. Its work is of great significance to the Church in Lithuania and dear to its bishops.