Persecution of Christians on the rise

London-Königstein-Montreal, Wednesday, November 22, 2022 – According to a report unveiled on November 16 in Britain, of which an abridged version will be made available in Canada in both official languages next week, Jihadists and nationalists are at the root of increased persecution of Christians around the world. Catholic charity Aid to the Church in […]

Save the Date – Red Wednesday 2020

Mark your calendars!Wednesday, November 18, 2020 is #RedWednesday The national office of Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) announces that it will be recognizing Red Wednesday for the third consecutive year. November 18th has been chosen. This day, intended as a reminder that in 2020, Christians are still suffering persecution and religious discrimination, […]

Iraq: There are forces interested in destabilizing the situation and expelling the Christians

IRAQ: There are forces interested in destabilizing the situation and expelling the Christians   SYRIAC-ORTHODOX Archbishop Mar Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf heads the Archeparchy of Mosul, Kirkuk and the Syriac Orthodox Church. In this interview, conducted by Ragheb Elias Karash for the foundation Aid to the Church in Need (USA), he addresses the plight of Christians […]

Night of Witnesses – The testimony of Mother Mary Catherine KINGBO of Niger

Night of Witnesses – Paris, France The testimony of Mother Mary Catherine of Niger It is early January 2015. There is a media flurry of the Mohammed cartoons in the satirical French Paris based magazine Charlie Hebdo, and tension is mounting in Niger. On January 16 and 17, incensed crowds of Muslim demonstrators begin attacking […]

ACN Press Release – Pope Francis prays for all persecuted Christians

March Prayer Intentions Pope Francis prays for all persecuted Christians The March edition of The Pope Video*, produced by The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network and supported by ACN (Aid to the Church in Need), concerns the situation of Christians persecuted and discriminated because of their faith around the world without distinction of rites or confession. […]

ACN Feature – Iraq: ”I wonder when the birds will come back.”

Telskuf, Iraq ISIS left, there destruction remains   It is the silence that you notice first. Not just a lack of noise but an absence of sounds. Even the birds have left.   I am in Telskuf, Iraq, about 32 kilometers north of the Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold of Mosul and two kilometers from the […]

ACN Press – Mass for persecuted Christians in Montreal

      Montreal, Canada A profound celebration for Middle Eastern Christians Nearly 150 people came together last Friday, January 22, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, in order to pray for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.  Presided over by the Archbishop of Montreal, Christian Lépine, the Mass – which was […]

ACN PRESS – ACN speaks to Archbishop Warda of Iraq

    Iraq “No one has to live in a tent anymore” Montreal/Königstein, October 23, 2015 – More than a year after having fled and been driven out by the terrorist militia “Islamic State (ISIS),” Christians in Iraq no longer harbour the hope that they will be able to return to their homes anytime soon. […]


Archdiocese of  M o n t r e a l October 24,2014 Dear Priests, Deacons, Those in Consecrated Life and Lay Faithful, The persecution of Christians in the world is quite real. We are seeing numbers as high as 200 million persecuted Christians in our time. There is undoubtedly a call for us to pray […]

Syria – Children as Peacemakers

By Eva-Maria Kollman, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada “Dear God, please make the war end so that we can go home at last!” –This is the prayer said by the children who have fled from other parts of Syria to the Wadi al Nasara, the “Valley of Christians”, in the west […]