Project of the Week in Bozoum!

Joy in Central African Republic! Celebrating the consecration of the newly enlarged and renovated parish church of St Michael October 23, 2016 was a wonderful day of celebration, when the newly extended and renovated parish church of St Michael, in Bozoum in the northwest of the Central African Republic, was consecrated and blessed. The Church […]

ACN Interview – Father Halemba on Syria

Syria “We are never safe” Father Andrzej Halemba, Head of the Middle East Projects Department of the international Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need recently returned from a trip to war-torn Syria. In this interview with journalists from within the organization, he speaks about the current situation.   What does the situation look […]


  If the lines that you are reading are often stained with suffering, you will also see that they contain love stories which allow for transcendence. You will encounter men and women capable of acts of such beauty and of such solicitude, that you will recognize in them, propagators of hope which help us believe […]


JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which will be regularly posted to our blog.   Our weekly newsletter was designed to provide us with an opportunity to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and with some of the projects we have been able to realize together with […]

Turkey – Santa Sofia to become a mosque

“The elections are approaching, and the idea of converting the church of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a topic of great interest to a particular section of the population. Yet it is unimaginable that it could be turned into a mosque – despite the fact there have been changes to other secular aspects of […]


While parents here run to buy Christmas presents for their children, parents over there, in far too many countries, run under threat to protect their children from danger. The arrival of Christmas is good news! – So the hymns tell us – news which bears the promise of peace and of love.  However, Christmas has […]

Statement of the Catholic Church in Egypt

  Cairo, 18 August 2013  Statement of the Catholic Church in Egypt             With pain, but also with hope, the Catholic Church in Egypt is following what our country is experiencing: terrorist attacks, killings and the burning of churches, schools and state institutions. Therefore, out of love for our country and in solidarity with all […]

Egypt – Stop the terrorists

Bishop hits out at West amid reports of nearly 80 church buildings attacked By John Pontifex – ACN United-Kingdom Adaptation – Marie-Claude Lalonde – ACN Canada GOVERNMENTS in the West have come under fire from a leading Egyptian bishop who has called on them to work with the country’s new regime in defeating extremists responsible […]

Murder by the Cathedral

Bishop prays for “no more bloodshed” as mass protests start By John Newton The UK director of Aid to the Church in Need has given a first-hand account of last weekend’s mass protest in Egypt – in which at least three people died in a drive-by shooting near Assiut’s Coptic Catholic Cathedral. Passing on appeals […]


PRESS RELEASE For immediate release A record year for ACN – Over 117 million dollars raised for 5,600 projects in 140 countries Montreal, Thursday June 20, 2013 – For the first time since it was founded, the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has recorded donations in excess of $117 […]