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Advent Calendar: 24 Days of Waiting, 24 Stories of Faith A Catholic television production company has created an advent calendar that comes with free access to 24 documentaries that capture the reality of Christian life in different countries around the world. Because of the pandemic, Advent will be very different for many people this year. […]

Lebanon: “We have to rise again from the ruins,” says Sister Nicolas of Holy Rosary Hospital in Beirut

ACN is helping to rebuild the Sisters’ convent on the ninth floor of the hospital building.   “Oh my God!” – exclaims Sister Nicolas Akiki, the director of the hospital. This is the first time she has been into this part of the hospital since it was devastated by the explosion of August 4, in the […]

Beirut: Rebuilding Greek Melkite Catholic Church of the Saviour, built in 1890

“Our mission is to bring light into the darkness we are living” ACN supports the reconstruction of the Church of the Saviour in Beirut “Our Hiroshima.” This is how one survivor describes the tragic explosion of August 4 in which she lost her house and home. “It was worse than a war, because it happened […]

Armenia – War Exposes Hypocrisy of Governments

On November 9, an agreement was signed between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia with the aim of bringing to an end the military conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. However, many Armenians feel betrayed by the conditions of the armistice, under which Azerbaijan would retain control of the territories it has won during the war […]

Press Release: Aid to the Church in Need, Red Week 2020

A Time of Reflection in Solidarity with the Persecuted Church Montreal, Monday, November 23, 2020—Close to a hundred people signed up for the virtual Red Wednesday event in Canada, which took place on November 18. Along with the Archbishops of Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto—Msgrs. Christian Lépine, Michael J. Miller et le Cardinal Thomas Collins – […]

ACN Project of the Week – Georgia

Supporting the Family Commission of the Catholic Church For the Catholic Church in Georgia the current pastoral year is a special one. For it has been consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima, who appeared in 1917 to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, entrusting them with messages of great importance for the fate of the […]

Reminder: Red Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Persecution of Christians is Increasing So is anti-religious violence. On Wednesday, November 18, Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) will be marking Red Wednesday for the third consecutive year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the use of technology, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja, Nigeria, Sister Micheline Lattouf of Lebanon, the archbishops of […]

Mozambique: ACN announces $145,000 in emergency aid to alleviate the emergency in the country

New massacres by jihadists, with the number of refugees climbing daily. Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province of Mozambique, has been a theatre of violence and a living hell for its people since October 2017. In a series of over 600 brutal attacks across nine separate districts of this northern region by armed insurgents who claim […]

North-India: Christians in Peril due to Hate Campaign

Church leaders urge government to protect Christians against attacks triggered by anti-conversion campaign With major Hindu nationalist networks announcing plans to launch a campaign against religious conversions—especially in the tribal areas of India—Catholic Church leaders say such a campaign has been going on for a long time and that the move is aimed at dividing […]

ACN Project of the Week—Tanzania

Success Story: A much-needed vehicle for the diocese of Ifakara The diocese of Ifakara is still very young, having been established only recently in 2012. The Episcopal See is situated in the town of the same name, which lies roughly 400 km southwest of the capital Dar es Salaam. The diocese covers an area of 15,000 km² […]