Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) – Statements for August 22.

Königstein-Montréal, August 19, 2022 – Statements from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International Executive President, Thomas Heine-Geldern, and National Director of ACN Canada Marie-Claude Lalonde, on the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (August 22). “You don’t have to be murdered to be a victim; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Red Wednesday 2021 in Canada – Sharp Rise in Anti-Christian Persecution in Africa

Montréal, October 21, 2021 – Burkina Faso has been under attack since 2015 and is seeing its welcoming and tolerant way of life challenged by outside fundamentalist forces. In Nigeria, Catholic bishops are no longer reluctant to speak of a ‘slow genocide’ of Christians, massacred or driven off their land by Fulani herdsmen, who in […]

ACN Press Release — A New Website for Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN)

Montreal, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 — “We are pleased to announce the new website for Aid to the Church in Need Canada is now operational,” proclaimed Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of the pontifical charity. “It is simple, efficient, and beautiful.”  Readers will find ACN news, stories and interviews, as well as the projects of the […]

ACN NEWS: Pakistan Discouragement and hope in cases of kidnapping

Pakistan Discouragement and hope in cases of kidnapping A 15-year-old young Christian girl, kidnapped and victim of sexual slavery, becomes pregnant By John Pontifex and Massimiliano Tubani for ACN International Translation and adaptation by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Information   The lawyer of the young girl’s family declared to Aid to the Church in […]

ACN Project of the Week – 500 Bibles in Peru

ACN Project of the Week – Peru 500 Bibles for a prison apostolate By ACN Projects Department, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada Published to the web March 18, 2020   As in many other parts of the world, in Latin America the prisons are hopelessly overcrowded and conditions are extremely hard. For example, the […]

ACN Press: A Papal Blessing of an Icon for Syria

A Papal Blessing of an Icon for Syria Marie-Claude Lalonde among ACN delegates to Vatican By Mario Bard, ACN Canada Translated by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Monday, September 16, 2019 — The national director of Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN), Marie-Claude Lalonde, attended this past Sunday, September 15, the blessing of […]

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 […]