ACN PRESS – Message from Chaldean Patriarch of Iraq, Msgr Louis Sako I

                Iraq Message to the Media from the Chaldean Patriarch With a few days to go before Christmas, Aid to the Church in Need received a message from the Chaldean Patriarch of Iraq.  This message reflects directly what Patriarch Msgr Louis Sako, ascertains as to the situation of […]

A day of prayer to bring Pope Francis safely to Africa

Central African Republic “The visit by Pope Francis will be for us a witness of peace” Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is appealing to its benefactors to pray this Sunday for the papal visit, despite the most recent violence in the country  On 29 and 30 November Pope Francis is due to visit the […]


Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Invitation to the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq   Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin   The international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” is inviting people from the whole world to take part in a Day of Prayer […]

Palestine – “Christians are suffering under the occupation, not under Islam”

Bethlehem’s Mayor Vera Baboun is hoping that the Pope’s visit to the town of Christ’s birth next Sunday will give fresh impetus to the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need,” this […]

Press Release – Ukraine

Your ‘solidarity is very dear to us’ Archbishop’s message of hope and faith at time of huge change by John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by ACN Canada Montreal, February 25, 2014. An urgent appeal for prayer has come from one of Ukraine’s most senior Catholic bishops as momentous political change sweeps the country. Archbishop […]

PRESS RELEASE : Pakistan – “We need harmony”

New Archbishop of Lahore sets out his vision in a country wracked by violence   John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Montreal, Wednesday February 12th, 2014 – The man appointed to be archbishop of Pakistan’s largest diocese has said he wishes to dedicate his ministry to the cause of justice and peace – which he says […]


ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada Given the dramatic situation known to Central-Africa for more than a year now, and by way of solidarity with its populace, beginning today we will be offering you a series of articles which will enable you to accompany the inhabitants of this country, currently at the heart […]

24th DECEMBER – Eighth day: NOVENA for Central Africa

Mary Queen of Peace, pray for us! “Loving Mother of the Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea, assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again. To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator, yet remained a virgin after as before. You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting, have pity on […]

20th December – FOURTH DAY: NOVENA for Central Africa

FOR AN END TO THE VIOLENCE AND THE LAYING DOWN OF ARMS “O key of David and scepter of Israel, what you open no one else can close again; what you close no one can open. O come to lead the captive from prison; free those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of […]

December 19th – THIRD DAY: NOVENA for Central Africa

For the women and children, for the widows and the orphans, for the helpless and the sick. “O stock of Jesse, you stand as a signal for the nations; kings fall silent before you whom the peoples acclaim. O come to deliver us, and do not delay.” COME QUICKLY, LORD. COME,O SAVIOUR! GRANT US PEACE […]