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 […]

Beirut: Christians Defy Land-Grabbers

Christians in Beirut have responded with defiance amid reports that groups seeking to profit from last week’s explosion are trying to persuade them to sell up and leave. An estimated 300,000 families were displaced by the August 4th explosion and Monsignor Toufic Bou-Hadir described how people – including the elderly – are choosing to keep […]

“Christians in Lebanon can count on help from ACN”

Beirut, Lebanon The charity is funding food parcels for survivors of the explosion in Beirut The international Catholic pastoral and pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) has been working for decades with numerous different project partners within Lebanon – above all in the areas of pastoral care and help for refugees. […]

Sri Lanka: Mass Offerings for 30 Rosarian Fathers

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK: Sri Lanka The Rosarians, an Institute of Consecrated Life, are the first contemplative male religious congregation to be founded in Asia. Established in 1928 the congregation also grew a female branch to their order beginning its seeding in 1950. The founding memberof the institute was  Father Bastiampillai Anthonipillai Thomas, who […]