Ukraine – Missile attacks strike close to the house of the Albertine Brothers in Zaporizhzhia

The superior general of the Congregation of the Albertine Brothers, Brother Franciszek Grzelka of Poland, recently visited his fellow brothers and brought them a delivery of relief supplies. The brothers run a soup kitchen and bakery as well as a shelter for homeless men in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia. During his stay, a […]

Ukraine – Priests should not be afraid

With the war entering its eighth month, Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) spoke to Vasyl Volodymyr Tuchapets, archiepiscopal exarch of Kharkiv, during his visit to the charity’s head office in Germany, about the importance of remaining with the people, how the war has affected pastoral work, and the needs in Eastern […]

Pakistan – Church leaders warn of famine and epidemies

Pakistanis are grateful for Church help as the worst flooding in 30 years leaves many citizens with nothing.  Amid disastrous flooding in Pakistan, many people are approaching parishes in search of help. “People value the Church as a reliable place to go for emergency assistance,” said three Pakistani bishops at a press conference last Thursday, […]

Pakistan: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) joins effort to help victims of worst floods in 30 years

With over 1,000 killed and many more in great need, the Church has mobilized to help victims of the recent devastating floods in Pakistan. Two bishops contacted Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to explain the situation, and the charity has committed to helping with projects in Hyderabad and Karachi, two of the dioceses […]

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 […]

Ukraine: from contemplative silence to hosting and helping refugees

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has just approved an emergency relief package for Latin Rite female congregations involved in charity work in the Archdiocese of Lviv, such as the Benedictines of Solonka, who opened the doors of their contemplative monastery to refugees. The contemplative Benedictines of Solonka, near Lviv in Ukraine, are used […]

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Initiates a Second Phase of Ukraine Aid

As the military invasion of Ukraine enters its 50th day on this Good Friday, Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) launched the second phase of its emergency aid package to the country last Monday. Immediately after the start of the war, ACN announced a first package of 1.95 million dollars for the […]

Ukraine – Our convents have become refugee centres

Sisters of Saint Joseph in Lviv Millions of people have had to flee their homes to save themselves and their children, abandoning the regions of the east and south of Ukraine and heading west. According to recent figures by The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost four million people have crossed the borders […]

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 […]