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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 […]

ACN Press – ACN supports UK report on persecution of Christians

Persecution of Christians Aid to the Church in Need Supports the Publication of a Government Report in the United Kingdom Published on the web July 16, 2019 Montreal-London-Konigstein, Monday, July 15, 2019—An independent report commissioned by the British Foreign Secretary has been published showing the scale of persecution of Christians around the world and the […]

Nigeria: Pray for peaceful elections! – Interview with Mgrs. Kaigama – ACN-Interview

Nigeria  Pray for peaceful elections!   “If the elections are marred by violence many innocent Nigerians will pay the price. Aid to the Church in Need can mobilize their world network of friends, benefactors and supporters to commit Nigeria to special prayers at this critical time of elections.” *** *This article was published before the decision of […]

Pakistan – Interview – “The blasphemy law destroys lives”

Pakistan “The blasphemy law destroys lives” Dominican Father James Channan has been working to establish a dialogue between Christians and Muslims for years – in a country in which acts of violence against the infinitesimally small minority of Christians are a regular occurrence and any perceived criticism of Islam is subject to draconian punishments under […]

Release of Asia Bibi : “A Triumph of Human Rights”

 Press Release – Release of Asia Bibi Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is relieved by the definitive release of Asia Bibi. Montréal, Tuesday, January 30, 2019 – “This is a great day for the respect of human rights, for religious freedom and for justice. The Pakistani government didn’t allow the extremists who took […]

ACN Project of the Week – Help for seminarians in Congo

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) Help for the training of 83 seminarians The statistics reflecting the numbers of the Catholic Church in Africa represent something of a record holder. For one in every nine priests, one in every four seminarians and one in every six lay Catholics in the world hail from this continent!   Many […]

ACN Project of the Week – A library for a Catholic centre in Egypt

Egypt Equipping the library in the Diakonia Development Center  Sheraton-Heliopolis is the name of one of the newer suburbs of Cairo that did not even exist a few decades ago. Named after the original Sheraton hotel, close to the international airport, which was at first the only existing building there at the time, it is […]