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August 22 – Aid to the Church in Need remembers victims of religiously motivated violence

Königstein/Montréal, August 18, 2022 – On International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, designated by the UN General Assembly, international Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a Catholic organisation that supports persecuted and suffering Christians in over 140 countries, wishes to highlight a number of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lessons from COVID-19: Can you offer help from a distance?

How the pandemic influences the working practice of a Charity Many organizations around the world have suffered a significant impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on their daily activities and in their relationships with project partners. The Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), an international charity that supports more than 5,000 projects per […]

Gratitude for 28 years serving the Church in Africa

Christine du Coudray retires after 28 years at ACN International as head of the project department for Africa The pontifical Charity ACN International bids farewell to Christine du Coudray as she retires after serving as coordinator of projects for Africa for many years. Dr. Thomas Heine-Geldern, executive president of ACN International, thanked the departing member of […]

ACN International: Severe Violations of Religious Freedom in One in Every Three Countries

In its 15th Report on Religious Freedom in the World, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) warns of severe threats to this fundamental right worldwide. Rome/Königstein, April 20, 2021 — The Religious Freedom in the World Report (RFR) 2021, produced by international Catholic pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), notes that […]

April 20: Launch of the next Religious Freedom in the World Report

On April 20, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will present the 15th edition of the “Religious Freedom in the World Report” (RFR). It is the only study conducted by a Catholic institution which analyzes the observance and respect of this human right in all countries of the world (196) and covers all religions. It is also the only one available in six languages.

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 Interview – Mozambique: The hidden war

Mozambique: The hidden war “It is important to know what is happening – 52 young people were massacred on April 7 for refusing to join the insurgents.” An interview with Mgr. Luiz Fernando Lisboa, Mozambique 27.04.2020 by Maria Lozano Published on the web April 28, 2020 Pope Francis has been one of the few international […]