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ACN PRESS: Red Wednesday – 2019 A Second Edition in Canada

Red Wednesday 2019 A Second Edition in CanadaWill you participate?   Montréal, October 23, 2019 – As the results of the latest Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International Report on the persecution of Christians 2017-19 are coming out around the world today, the Canadian announces that the 2nd edition of Red Wednesday, an event to […]

ACN Success Story in Nigeria: Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral!

Nigeria Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral a Success! By Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada In summer 2018 we at ACN Canada decided that it was important to talk to our Canadian benefactors, through a fundraiser, about Nigeria done later that year.  Why? Some background. In early June, we received the charismatic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, then archbishop […]

ACN News: Prayers for the repose of the soul of His Eminence Cardinal Jaime Ortega

  Cuba A Shepherd to My People With great sadness the international Catholic pontifical charity has received news of the passing of His Eminence Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega Alamino, who dedicated his life with such care and humble concern to the service of the People of God on the island of Cuba. ACN had the […]

ACN News – Electoral results in India, worrying

ACN News – Electoral results in India, worrying Elections in India The recent victory of Narendra Modi is worrying to religious minorities The parliamentary elections in India ended a few days ago. The nationalist ruling party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly won the world’s largest democratic election – with nearly […]

ACN News: The call of Chaldean Bishop Sako for the guarantee of minority rights in Iraq

Iraq  ‘Constant discrimination, uncertainty’ are pushing Christians out of Iraq   The leader of the Chaldean Church has called on the Iraqi government to put in place and enforce laws “that guarantee Christians and other religious minorities … full citizenship and freedom in practicing their faiths explicitly.   Montreal, Friday – May 24, 2019: “The […]

ACN News: Aid to the Church in Need to receive the 2019 Path to Peace Award

New York Aid to the Church in Need to receive the 2019 Path to Peace Award NEW YORK/KÖNIGSTEIN/Montreal —Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and president of the Path to Peace Foundation, has announced that Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will be the 2019 recipient of […]

ACN News : Nigeria  ‘Carnage’ in Kaduna State

Nigeria  ‘Carnage’ in Kaduna State Since February, 130 people have been killed in Kaduna state, leaving an additional 10,000 homeless as a result of the Fulani herdsmen attacks. Montreal, March 27, 2019 – “The violence of Boko Haram has now been added to by that of the Fulani herdsmen. While so-called Islamic State has been […]

ACN Interview – Sister Yvonne Gera in Algeria

Algeria “They died at their post” Between 1994 and 1996, Bishop Pierre Claverie and 18 others were killed during the Algerian civil war. The cause for their beatification opened in 2007 and at the beginning of this year, Pope Francis signed the decree confirming that they died in “odium fidei” (hatred of the faith) thus […]

ACN News: A First #RedWednesday in Canada

A First #RedWednesday in Canada Close to 1,500 participants across the land “This first edition of Red Wednesday – #RedWednesday – is a real success across the board,” says Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN), a little over a week after the event which, from one ocean to […]

ACN NEWS: ASIA BIBI CONCERNED FOR THE SAFETY OF HER DAUGHTERS

Pakistan ASIA BIBI IS CONCERNED FOR THE SAFETY OF HER DAUGHTERS “WE ARE AFRAID!” SAYS JOSEPH NADEEM, THE MAN WHO IS SHELTERING HER FAMILY TELLS ACN: “IN THE LAST FEW DAYS THE ISLAMISTS HAVE SHOT AT THE GATEWAY OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO FIND A PLACE OF SECURITY SOON, PERHAPS EVEN […]