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Uganda – Success Story: Ongoing formation for the members of a local religious congregation

The congregation of the Brothers of St. Martin de Porres was originally established in 1953 in what is now South Sudan. Here in Uganda, the members of this male religious congregation work in the parishes, teach in the schools, and help the poor and needy through a variety of charitable activities. As a home-grown African […]

Ukraine – Priests lose house to bombing in the Rudky shrine

ACN is supporting the reconstruction of the priests’ residence, destroyed during the war Although most of the fighting is taking place in Eastern Ukraine, Russian forces have continued to attack the west of the country. Many people, including the priests who oversee the Shrine of our Lady of Rudky, some 50 kilometres outside of Lviv, […]

In 2021, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) raised a record amount for persecuted and suffering Christians

Press Release – For Immediate Release One in three dioceses and one in eight priests in the world have benefitted from ACN assistance During the 2021 fiscal year, the international Catholic charity and Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) received over 197.4 million dollars in donations (187.7 in 2020) to support persecuted […]

ACN Annual Report – Over 187 Million in Donations

ACN International presents its Annual Report: almost 187 million dollars for Christians in need Rise of 15.4% at the international level and 40% in Canada, a first. In the financial year 2020 the international Catholic pastoral and pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) succeeded in raising 187.7 million dollars in donations for suffering and […]

Syria: “We gather to pray as one family”

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This was the biblical theme for the Mass of thanksgiving for the intentions of the benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), which the Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Monsignor Antoine Chahda, celebrated yesterday, Sunday December 20, in the Syrian […]

ACN Press – The launch of ACN Canada’s A Drop of Milk Campaign

A Drop of Milk ACN CANADA ADOPTS PROJECT IN HOMS, SYRIA Objective: 378,000 dollars from now to September 30th for children 0 to 10 in the city of Homs.   Montreal, July 18, 2019 — “Regardless of the almost complete halt to violence in Syria, everything is still left to do,” exclaims Marie-Claude Lalonde, national director of Aid […]

Journey with ACN – Papua New Guinea

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which will be regularly posted to our blog.   Our weekly newsletter was designed to provide us with an opportunity to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and with some of the projects we have been able to realize together with […]