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ACN News: Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria

Aid to the Church in Need Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria   The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has approved a new package of aid measures involving over 40 pastoral and emergency aid projects for Syrian Christians of the various different […]

ACN Project of the Week : Success Story in the Philippines

A Success Story in the Philippines A vehicle for pastoral work among the indigenous peoples of the diocese of San Jose   For the past seven years, Sister Anita has been working among the indigenous peoples of the diocese of San Jose, supporting them with wise counsel and ministering to their needs. She looks after […]

Feature story of the week: United in prayer for the Middle East

Iraq and Jordan Day of Prayer for the Middle East Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega: “It is not possible to imagine the Middle East without the Christians.”   On Wednesday, July 4, the papal Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega, visited the Spanish national office of the international Catholic pontifical […]

ACN Press Release: Aid to the Church in Need collects 181 million

World Aid to the Church in Need collects 181 million International Annual Report Over the past year, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need was again able to maintain a high level of donations which has been documented in the organization’s 2017 Annual Report released following attestation by the auditing firm KPMG.   […]

ACN Project of the Week: Mass Offerings in Uruguay

Uruguay Special Mass Offerings for 18 elderly priests in need Few people have summarized the importance of the priesthood more trenchantly than Saint Jean Marie Vianney, the famous Curé of Ars: “Without the sacrament of ordination, we would not have the Lord. Who placed him in the Tabernacle? The priest! Who welcomed your soul at […]

ACN Feature Story – Helplessness at the Venezuelan border

Aid to the Church in Need recently visited the town of San Antonio de Tachira, in Colombia, in order to offer support and show solidarity with the dioceses on the frontier between Venezuela and Colombia in the present difficult situation and to study the possibility of providing support in the future for the planned migrant […]

ACN Feature Story: Good Samaritans of the Valley of the Christians in Syria

Syria Good Samaritans of the Valley of the Christians in Syria Mzeina Hospital is situated in the small town of the same name, one of several that make up the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara in Arabic), a rural region of Syria, close to the frontier with Lebanon and roughly halfway between the city […]

ACN Project of the Week – Angola

Angola Subsistence aid for Dominican Sisters   Thirty-four Dominican Sisters in Benguela pray the canonical hours 7 hours a day. Their prayers rise up for the Church and for all of humanity. These contemplative nuns live secluded from the world and in poverty, but say, “We are aware of the greatness of our calling. In […]