Aid to the Church in Need gives $2.1 million for the Pope’s legacy

In Iraq, scholarships will allow the Catholic University in Erbil to enrol more than four times as many Christian students as it has already.   Less than one year after the historic visit of Pope Francis in Iraq, and despite difficulties posed by the pandemic, the first cohort of students have started to benefit from […]

Iraq: Ankawa, Home of the Christians, Comes of Age

The creation of “the biggest district of Christians in the Middle East” has been warmly welcomed by a bishop from the area who sees the development as critical for securing the future of the Church in the country. Syriac Catholic Archbishop Nathaniel Nizar Semaan of Adiabene told Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need […]

Iraq’s Extremists emboldened by Taliban takeover

The threat of Daesh (ISIS) and other extremists in Iraq has grown following the taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan – according to one of the Middle East’s most respected bishops. Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil told leading Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that the taliban’s rise to power […]

Iraq: Sister Clara’s Dream Comes True!

Sister Clara Nas, the prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, envisioned a new school for the children of Qaraqosh – now her dream has become a reality! On August 6, 2014, the city of Qaraqosh fell into the hands of the Islamic State (IS). The city, located on the Nineveh Plains […]

Iraq: “Now is the time to invest in young people.”

ACN Launches a New Major Project Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is backing the future of young people in Iraq. To mark the forthcoming papal visit to the country, the international Catholic pastoral and pontifical charity has announced this week, a new and ambitious program of 2.25 million dollars to support young Christian students […]

The Pope’s Visit to Iraq: “Respect for Christians will grow.”

Archbishop Bashar Warda, who will be hosting Pope Francis on his visit to Iraq, hopes for more awareness on the part of the Muslim majority for the country’s Christians. A few days before the arrival of Pope Francis in Iraq, the expectations of the local Church are high. “We hope that his visit to the […]

ACN Feature story— Mosul, Iraq

  ACN Feature Story—Iraq Mosul was liberated two years ago, but many Christians are still afraid to return On July 10, 2017, exactly 2 years ago, Iraqi government declared Daesh (ISIS), defeated. The liberation of Mosul took place three years after the city had been subjected to strict sharia law, including forced conversions, mass executions […]

ACN Feature: Sowing hope for more Christian families in Iraq

Iraq Sowing hope for more Christian families in Iraq by by Xavier Bisits & Iban de la Sota , for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the website July 3, 2019 As part of its reconstruction efforts in the Nineveh Plains, Iraq, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in […]


Rome/ Vatican A LAMBORGHINI TO SUPPORT THE CHRISTIANS IN NINEVEH A brand-new, special edition Lamborghini Huracan presented to Pope Francis will be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity.  Part of the funds raised from the Sotheby’s auction will go to the “Return to the Roots” project run by the charity Aid to the […]

Help for 12,000 refugee families in Mosul

Iraq 12,000 families still need help  Since the summer of 2014 when forces of the terrorist militia the so-called “Islamic State” declared an Islamic caliphate in north-west Iraq and eastern Syria, spreading fear and horror with their bestial cruelty, some 3.3 million people were forced to flee their homes in Iraq alone – many of […]