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Red Wednesday: “Unfortunately, one week is not enough!”

A Video to Remember Montreal, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – At the gates of Advent, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) now holds its annual Red Week, during which the international organization raises awareness of the phenomena of religious persecution against Christians and religious freedom around the world. On November 18th, the Canadian office […]

Bethlehem – ‘Coronavirus has destroyed our life’

The coronavirus pandemic has left Bethlehem’s tourism-reliant economy in tatters, according to a shop owner, who has appealed to pilgrims, saying he longs for the day when they can safely return.  Rony Tabash, owner of the Nativity Store in Bethlehem, told Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that COVID-19 is the biggest […]

ACN Project of the Week: Transportation Help in Western Africa

Success Story: Providing a  car to enable pastoral work by the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles The congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles (Soeurs de Notre Dame des Apôtres) was established in 1876 in Lyons,France. The religious offer their expertise and presence in many different fields including […]

Burkina Faso: First Holy Communion, Between Terrorism and COVID-19

Communicants talk to ACN about their faith in Jesus Their faces radiant with joy, children dressed in their white robes dance and sing, clap their hands and pray to God. In Kaya, a provincial capital in Burkina Faso, nothing can overshadow the joy of celebrating the First Holy Communion. For a brief moment, the children […]

Iraq: A Beacon of Light for Baghdeda (Qaraqosh)

Nearly a month ago, the Christians of the Nineveh Plain recalled a tragic event: the invasion by the Islamic State (IS) group six years earlier. Fortunately, there is hope with the reconstruction of a legendary church in the region. On August 6, 2014, IS fighters conquered and razed the Christian settlements of the Nineveh Plain, […]

Lebanon: What You Need to Know

Maronite Father Charbel Eid, from Lebanon, talks about the situation in his native country. In a letter sent to ACN International, Father Charbel Eid, a Maronite Catholic priest and project partner of the charity, pours out his heart about the catastrophic situation currently facing the people of his home country, Lebanon. “You need to know…” […]

Pakistan: 14-year-old Maira Shahbaz Runs Away from Abductor

Maira Shahbaz, the kidnapped Pakistani Christian girl at the recent center of international attention, has escaped from the home of Mohamad Nakash, the man who according to the Lahore High Court, is her legitimate husband. After her escape, she went to a police station to give her testimony, in which she also declared that she […]