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God's Initiative

God’s Initiative

This book includes 13 stories of exceptional Sisters of whom we rarely or never hear. They work all over the world, from Lebanon to Honduras, Egypt to China and Central Africa to Ukraine. These stories, which shed light on the work of these Sisters, will surely inspire all those who believe that peace and love can give life back to the most wounded souls. The Year of Consecrated Life surely calls for such a book!

Heroic Priests

This is book tells the stories of 12 inspiring priests of our time who were men of courage, determination and joy.  As we learn the stories of these men who despite all obstacles and even the looming threat of death, continued to carry Christ’s message.  A must-read!

Persecuted and Forgotten?

This report describes the situation in 33 countries and shows how in some places Christians are denied their most basic human rights. This includes places in the Middle East where the Pope said Churches were “threatened in their very existence.”

I Believe – A Little Catholic Catechism

A simple and easy to read, richly illustrated summary of the official Catholic Catechism, illustrated with the unique works of Bradi Barth.

The Rosary (Booklet)

This is a 60 page booklet which leads us through the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries with accompanying prayers and mediations for each one and each one beautifully illustrated by the unique works of Bradi Barth.

Children Praying the Rosary

A simple and beautifully illustrated booklet which explores the Mysteries of Joy, Light, Sorrow and Glory and written specifically for children. “May the prayers of the children help renew the face of the earth.”

God Speaks to His Children

Over the last 30 years, over 50 million copies of the popular Child’s Bible written  and beautifully illustrated by Sister Miren Sorne, have been  translated into more than 172 dialects and languages and published for distribution to children around the world.

Journey with ACN

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All our press releases may be reproduced in their entirety or in part, so long as the organization’s name appears: Aid to the Church in Need.

You may also obtain high definition files of the photos accompanying the texts, so long as the organization’s name appears: Aid to the Church in Need.

Contact us for all requests related to our publications.

“It is proper to God to exercise Mercy,” said Saint Thomas Aquinas

In 2015, more than ever before, Mercy has come through your great generosity, filled with God’s goodness. Over the last year, more than 134 million dollars1 was given and put at the service of 6,209 projects. Once again, this record breaking amount in donations resulted mainly from the needs brought on by the crises in both Iraq and in Syria. However, this did not stop ACN from doing its work elsewhere in the world. Overall, 29.3% of funds received went to projects in Africa, 21.6% to the Middle East, 16.6% to Eastern and Central Europe, 15.2% to Asia, 1.5 to Latin America, 3.1% in the Western world and 0.8% for international projects spanning several regions and continents.

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Please click on the image to learn more about the ways we were able to help the poor and persecuted Church around the world in 2015, in partnership with our benefactors.

1 Exchange rate: 1.45%


Over 166.5 million dollars was the total raised in donations for the suffering, oppressed and persecuted Church throughout the world in 2018, by ACN International via its 23 national offices around the world and its international headquarters in Germany.

“Every year, I rejoice at the generosity of our benefactors who keep supporting the projects entrusted to us. At the same time, we must meet the challenge of introducing the situation of the poor and persecuted Church to younger generations,” – Marie-Claude Lalonde,  National Director of ACN Canada.

The resources raised, thanks to the generous donations of its more than 330,000 benefactors around the world, have enabled the charity to fund no fewer than 5,019 pastoral projects in some 139 different countries.

Last year alone, the Canadian office received close to 2.6 million dollars to support a multitude of projects.   Read more about it in this article or go directly to the report.

Stay informed with ACN’s  Publication – The Mirror

Sign-up for our periodical publication called ‘The Mirror’ and receive it at home 6 times a year! This publication is intended to keep you informed about the Catholic Church around the world, and updated on our many projects and project partners working to keep the Church alive in situations of persecution and poverty in over 140 countries worldwide.

Included, are also many hopeful and life-giving stories about communities and individuals whose stories will undoubtedly inspire you, stories you may not have the opportunity read anywhere else. You may even feel moved to share them with others around you!

Thanks to people like you, we are succeeding in our mission which is to help the Church wherever she is in need of us.

Find ACN on the Radio: VUES D’AILLEURSradiovm

To stay informed on the difficult situation of Christians abroad, and to hear poignant testimonials that you will not hear anywhere else, do not miss our weekly program VUES D’AILLEURS, a program broadcast in French and animated by Mario Bard : Wednesdays at 7 pm – and rebroadcasted at 11:30pm on Fridays – on Radio Ville-Marie, listen live on the web here.


Other Places to find ACN programming

Where God Weeps

wheregodweepsCatholic Radio and Television Network, with the support of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, is producing a television and radio series titled, “Where God Weeps” – broadcasting via Catholic broadcasters to English speaking viewers world-wide – the reality of the suffering and persecuted Church. This weekly magazine program format concentrates on the areas of the world where Catholics are unable to live their faith fully due to social and financial constraints. The intent of this weekly magazine program is to evangelize; to show solidarity with the suffering Church and to raise awareness among English speaking Catholic viewers internationally about the situation of the suffering Church.


Salt + Light

On this popular Catholic Television Network, you will find programming from Aid to the Church in Need at various times during their weekly programming schedule. Programs such as Where God Weeps and Aid to the Church in Need report on the situation of the Catholic Church around the world, sharing with you thought provoking documentaries and exclusive interviews.



This Catholic network regularly broadcasts Aid to the Church in Need programming as well as programs such as ‘The Suffering Church’ where ACN Journalist, John Pontifex is a regular guest. EWTN’s New Series, ‘The Suffering Church, and ‘Reveals the Truth about Catholic/Christian Persecution around the World – And What You Can Do about It.

Article 18 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

More than ever before, freedom of religion and of conscience is under a constant state of attack in the world with 327 million people at risk of persecution or discrimination, simply because of their faith.  Read the report:

ACN Religious Freedom Report 2018 – Executive Summary Version

Thank you for availing yourself of this important information,  and for sharing it within your circles.

ACN Religious Freedom Report 2016 Executive Summary .

You will find the complete only version of the report at: www.acn-canada.org/religious-freedom-report