ACN support for war-torn Ukraine has surpassed 7.5 million dollars

Königstein/Montreal, August 2, 2022 – Five months after the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has taken stock of the support sent to the country. A total of over 7.5 million dollars has been provided in emergency aid and other initiatives to assist the Catholic Church in its […]

Bishop of Odesa: “In this war both nations are victims”

For the Roman Catholic Bishop of Odesa, Stanislav Schyrokoradiuk, one of the main reasons for the invasion of Ukraine is the way the Russian population has been misinformed: “We Ukrainians are the victims of the war; the Russian people are the victims of propaganda.” Last Tuesday, the bishop took part in an online conference at […]

Ukraine—“There is no fear anymore, only the desire to be useful.”

From the very beginning of the war, the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, in West Ukraine, has been involved in welcoming fleeing women and children, most of whom are coming from major cities such as Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro and Odesa. Sofia, just 14 years old, is one of these refugees. Together with her mother, she has […]

Hear Her Cries Report – Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Being a Woman and a Christian –  A Double Sentence!    Montréal, Friday, December 10, 2021 — Following its launch in the UK on November 24th, the report Hear Her Cries is now available in Canada, in both English and French. This latest Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) report reveals the tragic extent of a phenomenon that is still not generally known: the double persecution of Christian women in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, […]

Mali: Hunger — The New Jihadist Weapon of Subjugation

The security situation in Mali has continued to deteriorate over the last few months. An increase in violence is affecting the entire population, given the prevention by jihadists of harvesting rice fields—burning the fields and attacking farmers as they attempt to harvest them. According to information given to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), […]

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) announces a further $7.5 million in relief packages for Syria and Lebanon

A significant portion of an allocated $7.5 million will go to projects related to construction and restoration, or education and religious formation, with much support for lodging, along with basic food and medical assistance. Without programs such as these, there is a serious risk of Christians leaving the region for good. The pontifical charity Aid to […]

Russia: How ACN Helped Make World History 30 Years Ago

 August 19 marked the 30th anniversary of the coup carried out by the Soviet military and Communist elites. Aid to the Church in Need was pivotal in its success through the smuggling of a radio transmitter into the country. The images went around the world: tanks rolling through Moscow’s inner city and taking up position […]

Lebanon: What You Need to Know

Maronite Father Charbel Eid, from Lebanon, talks about the situation in his native country. In a letter sent to ACN International, Father Charbel Eid, a Maronite Catholic priest and project partner of the charity, pours out his heart about the catastrophic situation currently facing the people of his home country, Lebanon. “You need to know…” […]

August 22: International Day Commemorating the Victims of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

“We cannot close our eyes to this reality,” states ACN International Executive President Thomas Heine-Geldern Following an unprecedented increase of violence against religious communities and people belonging to religious minorities, the UN General Assembly proclaimed August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Violence Based on Religion or Belief in 2019. But according […]