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327 million Christians in the world today are faced with the difficult and imprisoning realities of discrimination, and/or persecution. That is, the largest faith group suffering in this way on the planet.

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Our Mission is to support Christians in Need

Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organisation for war refugees and recognised as a Pontifical Charity since 2011, Aid to the Church in Need is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted or oppressed or suffering material need.

ACN supports every year an average of 6.000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding.



Faith, Hope and Charity Dear readers, We are pleased to present our fall magazine in which we will travel, through images and stories, through various regions in the Americas. From the Caribbean, and through mountain ranges, we will travel south to meet up with our project partners, exceptional people, bearers of the values of the […]

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Gifts of Faith

Gifts The Impact The Christmas appeal About us Pope FR Donate Your compassionate gift will allow us to finance meaningful projects around the world and make a difference in the lives of a great many people. Because of your generosity we can provide spiritual and material support to those who are suffering. Your gift can also […]

Responding to COVID-19

COVID-19: The Church Still Needs You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5_TdSfbM6whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8stzOCDE_gAn Urgent Request for Prayers from INDIASister Christin, a Sister of the Holy Cross congregation is an important project partner of ACN’s, and has been for many years. She coordinates the Small Christians Communities (SCC) programs that ACN support on different ways. She has sent us a plea for […]

A Pontifical Charity with Worldwide Reach

We ‍consider ‍it ‍our ‍task and responsibility ‍to ‍support ‍the ‍Church, ‍particularly ‍in ‍areas ‍where ‍Christians ‍are suffering due to the consequences of ‍war, ‍oppression, ‍religious persecution ‍and ‍other forms of violence.