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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 […]

Holy Week — ACN International Reflection by Father Martin Barta, International Ecclesiastical Assistant

Holy Week — ACN International Reflection by Father Martin Barta, International Ecclesiastical Assistant   The project partners of the 23 Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) national offices are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As these words are written, over one million people around the world have contracted the virus around the world, and […]

Covid-19 pandemic – Letter from the international president of ACN

Königstein, Germany, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International Headquarters  Le 18 mars 2020   Dear Friends, On Ash Wednesday this year, as we were all preparing to begin the Lenten season, none of us could have imagined that this time of penance would become such a challenging one for us. In a very […]

ACN Project of the Week – Success Story in Mexico

Success Story in Mexico Help to rebuild part of a convent in Puebla   The Order of the Most Holy Saviour was founded in Sweden in the 14th century by Saint Bridget of Sweden; it is also known as the Order of Saint Bridget, or the Bridgettine Order. These nuns live a life of strict […]

ACN News – “2019 was a year of martyrs”

ACN International Initial assessment of the last year: “2019 was a year of martyrs” by Maria Lozano & Jürgen Liminski, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Published on the web, January 10, 2019 Thomas Heine-Geldern, president of the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), gives an initial assessment […]