ACN Interview: Key to Lebanon’s stability is neutrality, says former President Suleiman

Michael Suleiman is a Maronite Catholic politician who was President of Lebanon between 2008 and 2014, following a decade as commander of the country’s Armed Forces. Traditionally, the President of Lebanon hails from the Maronite Christian population, the prime minister is a Sunni Muslim, and the head of the National Assembly is a Shiite. During […]

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) announces a further $7.5 million in relief packages for Syria and Lebanon

A significant portion of an allocated $7.5 million will go to projects related to construction and restoration, or education and religious formation, with much support for lodging, along with basic food and medical assistance. Without programs such as these, there is a serious risk of Christians leaving the region for good. The pontifical charity Aid to […]

ACN Project of the Week: Ecumenical Joint Support Program for Disadvantaged Women in Russia

Support for a centre working with victims of domestic violence For almost 30 years now, in accordance with the heartfelt wish of Pope Saint John Paul II, ACN has been helping to promote fraternal dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church. The historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in […]

Aid to the Church in Need Launches “Hear Her Cries” – A Report on Women and Girls

New report shines light on extremist assaults on Christian girls  On Wednesday November 24, Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will be launching a fresh report looking at the kidnapping, forced conversion and sexual victimization of Christian women and girls.  The charity’s Hear Her Cries report will be the first of its kind to focus on the phenomenon of young women who are seized, because both their sex […]

Red Wednesday in Canada: The Dome of the Oratory goes Red

  The Dome of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal Lights Up  Montreal, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – It’s confirmed: tonight, and tomorrow (November 16 and 17), the dome of St. Joseph’s Oratory on Mount Royal in Montreal will be illuminated in red to mark Red Wednesday, an international event that brings together 15 of the 23 national offices of Aid to the […]

Ethiopia: A Missionary Pleads for Peace as “New Beginnings” Fail to Materialize

A Catholic missionary sends out a plea for peace from war-torn Ethiopia The missionary, who cannot be named for security reasons, spoke to pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need – International (ACN), about the situation in northern Ethiopia, where the conflict between government forces and those loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front […]

Burkina Faso: Resurgence of Terrorist Attacks, Christians in Danger of Dying

According to reports received by Aid to the Church in Need, security in northern Burkina Faso has drastically deteriorated in recent months. Armed groups are reigning terror over the whole population, demanding taxes, pillaging and robbing people in many parts of the country. However, the latest testimonies from the displaced peoples collected by ACN in […]

Increasing Danger for Pastoral Workers around the World

The pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is increasingly concerned about the danger to priests, religious and lay missionaries in many parts of the world. So far in 2021, the media have reported that at least 17 people have been murdered and 20 have been abducted. “Being a priest or religious does […]

Project of the Week: Transportation for a Parish in Tanzania

Success Story: Great rejoicing! Finally, Butundwe parish has a car! In the northwest of Nigeria, we hear great rejoicing in the parish of Butundwe! Why? Well, thanks to your generous help, Father John Bosco Lwenge now at long last, has a car! He has been waiting for this car to make his pastoral ministry easier. Everyone in the parish is […]

India: Anti-Conversion Law Fuels Violence

Pope Francis met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Saturday. The meeting took place on October 30 at the Vatican. The Prime Minister spoke of a “warm” meeting, while the Vatican said the meeting was intended to highlight “the friendly relations” between the two states. Narendra Modi has invited the Pope to visit India.  […]