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Lebanon – Help for the formation of 11 Melkite Greek Catholic seminarians in Harissa

For the past three years, Lebanon has been going through an unparalleled economic collapse that has not only plunged a large part of the population into poverty but has also presented an enormous challenge for priestly formation. Above all, the soaring energy and food prices are making it difficult for the seminaries to cover the […]

Tuesday, October 18 – One Million Children Praying the Rosary.

Sign up today! Montreal, October 5, 2022 – On Tuesday, October 18, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is inviting families, as well as pastoral and children’s catechetical groups to pray the Rosary as part of the international event One Million Children Praying the Rosary. In Canada, whether it be by registering for the […]

Iraq – Restored church gives Christians hope and a reason to stay

With a long history of persecution, the Christians of Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) know that the bad times might return, but  believe that “a Church that is not persecuted is a Church that does not carry Christ.” It is a beautiful day in Baghdeda, and families are streaming into the church of St. Behnam and Sarah. The […]

Pakistan – “There is a blessing for those who touch the Word of God.”

On September 30, the Church celebrates the memory of Saint Jerome, a doctor of the Church who translated the Bible into Latin. September is the month of the Bible, and the Church recalls Saint Jerome’s profound conviction that “he who does not know Holy Scripture does not know Christ.” Aid to the Church in Need […]

Zimbabwe – A vehicle for a remote mission station in the Diocese of Chinhoyi

Chitsungo Mission, the poorest parish in the Diocese of Chinhoyi in Northern Zimbabwe, serves some 60 villages. At Easter this year, Bishop Raymond Mupandasekwa visited the remote village of Kanyemba in this parish. He spent five days amongst the poorest of the poor, sleeping in a tent at night to be close to them. Many […]

Terrorism in Mozambique – Church wants to be part of the solution, says bishop

In the wake of the murder of an Italian nun, the bishop of Pemba, where the Islamist insurgency began, says that poverty and corruption are at the root of the problem. (Cover photo: Internally Displaced People in the north of Mozambique). In an interview with Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), which […]

Cameroon: “What happened here is an abomination. They are trying the patience of God.”

The bishop of Mamfe asks for prayers for the release of nine kidnapped religious and laypeople. The whereabouts of the nine people who were kidnapped on the afternoon of Friday, September 16, in Nchang, in the Diocese of Mamfe, located in Southwestern Cameroon, remains unknown. Five priests, one nun and three lay people were taken […]

Peru – Subsistence aid for 26 religious sisters in the in the Andes

Working in the Archdiocese of Huancayo, high in the Peruvian Andes, are 26 sisters from eight different congregations. This vast region covering around 15,145 km²—as large as some small countries—is home to only about 743,000 people, 71.5% of whom are Catholics. Consequently, each priest must minister to more than 8,000 faithful on average who are […]

Pakistan – Church leaders warn of famine and epidemies

Pakistanis are grateful for Church help as the worst flooding in 30 years leaves many citizens with nothing.  Amid disastrous flooding in Pakistan, many people are approaching parishes in search of help. “People value the Church as a reliable place to go for emergency assistance,” said three Pakistani bishops at a press conference last Thursday, […]

Lebanon – Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will help 200 schools open their doors in the new academic year

The “Back to School” program of US$2.28 million will help ensure the continuity of the Christian presence in Lebanon and the coexistence between the different religions. Königstein/Montréal, September 16, 2022 – International Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has just launched its “Back to School” aid program in Lebanon, which will benefit […]