Year of St. Joseph: ACN Supports Initiative of Pope Francis

The pastoral charity helps institutions dedicated to St. Joseph all over the world In honour of the Year of St. Joseph, the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is highlighting the many projects it supports in Latin America, Africa, the Near East, Eastern Europe and Asia which have been dedicated […]

ACN Project of the Week : Mass Offerings in Madagascar

Madagascar Mass Offerings for the 70 priests in the diocese of Morondava   Having a Holy Mass celebrated for a particular intention is a long and venerable tradition. The offering, or “stipend”, given to the priest by the person concerned is in no sense a payment, but rather a gesture of love and gratitude as […]

ACN Project in Madagascar – A home for the Oblates of Toamasina

Successful ACN Project in Madagascar A home for the Oblates of Toamasina   On the island of Madagascar, the Oblate Missionaries are delighted with their new mission house built thanks to the generosity of our benefactors.  Now they have a roof, a safe space and a gathering place for parishioners making this another success story […]

ACN Project of the week: The forming of 40 young Carmelite Brothers

Madagascar   The forming of 40 young Carmelite Brothers   The Carmelite Sisters can be found in more than 20 African countries, with over 400 Sisters in 36 convents. Sixty-five male Carmelite houses also exist with over 400 Brothers taking up residence. Additionally, there are numerous young vocations, still in training.   Not only was […]

Journey with ACN – Special on the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which is regularly posted to our blog.   Our weekly newsletter was designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and with various projects we have been able to realize together with ACN benefactors. Exceptionally this week, we are offering you 2 stories (Lebanon […]


 Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Translated by Amanda Bridget Griffin Last Saturday May 11th, the students of the Institut de formation humaine intégrale de Montréal (IFHIM), organized, for a second time in 5 weeks,[1] an evening of performances dedicated to peace. IFHIM is an international center of formation which seeks to put everything to bring forth love […]