Sri Lanka: Cardinal Calls for Clarity on Suspicion of Political Collusion in Easter Sunday Bombings

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says that the Church is waiting for answers as the victims continue to carry the scars of the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 269 people and injured more than 400 in Sri Lanka in 2019. Speaking at a press conference organized by Aid to the Church in Need International (ACN), Cardinal Malcolm […]

Pakistan – COVID-19: ACN Benefactors Save Families from Starvation

Christians are viewed as second-class citizens in Pakistan. Insulted, discriminated against, oppressed, they are rarely given the opportunity to advance socially. Most Christians have to eke out a living in the most poorly paid jobs, often working as day labourers, in the brickworks, as road sweepers, garbage collectors, rickshaw drivers or domestic staff and generally […]

Albania: A Book on the Saints, for Youth Ministry

To see the saints as our friends and personal companions on our path to God – this is the idea behind the book Online with the Saints. Young readers are introduced to over 100 saints of every age and every nation – men and women, young and old, from many different backgrounds and various vocations […]

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 – Success Story in Brazil

Success Story in Brazil A boat for pastoral work in the Amazon region   In the north of Brazil, a Catholic community with the name “Mar a Dentro” (Out Into The Deep) runs a pastoral centre in the city of Belem. Prayer meetings and Eucharistic adoration are held here and young people are prepared for confirmation […]

Journey with ACN – Ukraine

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our website and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world and introducing you to various projects we have helped to bring into being together with our partners and ACN benefactors. This week:  Ukraine Help for the renovation of the chapel of the Brothers […]