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#RedWednesday, November 18, 2020

Press Release – For immediate release The Persecution of Christians is Increasing So is anti-religious violence. Montreal, Thursday, November 5, 2020 – On Wednesday, November 18, Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) will be marking Red Wednesday for the third consecutive year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the use of technology, Archbishop Ignatius […]

Press Release  – #RedWednesday, November 20, 2019 – Stones and Prayers

Press Release  – For Immediate Release   #RedWednesday, November 20, 2019 Stones and Prayers A show of solidarity with persecuted Christians!   The face of at least five monuments will be illuminated in red this year across Canada.  Of them: Mary-Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal and Saint Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto.   Montréal, […]

ACN Press – ACN supports UK report on persecution of Christians

Persecution of Christians Aid to the Church in Need Supports the Publication of a Government Report in the United Kingdom Published on the web July 16, 2019 Montreal-London-Konigstein, Monday, July 15, 2019—An independent report commissioned by the British Foreign Secretary has been published showing the scale of persecution of Christians around the world and the […]

ACN News – Electoral results in India, worrying

ACN News – Electoral results in India, worrying Elections in India The recent victory of Narendra Modi is worrying to religious minorities The parliamentary elections in India ended a few days ago. The nationalist ruling party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly won the world’s largest democratic election – with nearly […]

Pakistan: Promoters of peace after violence

Photos above: Msgr Shah visits the wounded (Catholic TV Pakistan) Pakistan and the Lahore Bombings A great need for prayers, spiritual and moral support Following the attacks of last Sunday which left 74 dead and 340 wounded in Lahore, Pakistan, Father James Channan, OP and director of the Peace Centre located in the city (and a […]

ACN Press Release: Syria Extremists IS – seize Christian towns

By John Newton, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada ACN, Montreal – Tuesday, February 14, 2015 – According to recent reports, one hundred Assyrian Christians in the north-eastern region of Khabour in Syria’s Hassake governate, have been captured and are being held by the extremist Islamist organization IS following attacks on […]

Journey with ACN – Iraq

JOURNEY WITH ACN is  our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our blog and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and various projects we have helped to bring into being together with ACN benefactors. This week :  Iraq   Teaching the Faith, even in time of war No matter how […]

China – Chinese government intensifies persecution

  By Marta Petrosillo, ACN Italy Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Rome/Montreal, November 24, 2014 – “We shouldn’t get our hopes up. I don’t see any sign of an immediate improvement in China-Holy See relations,” cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, former Bishop of Hong Kong, told Aid to the Church in Need after speaking at the AsiaNews […]

A Seminarian’s Story – Meet Martin Baani

All projects underway adding up to a total amount of 5.77 million CAN – one of the largest efforts in ACN’s history – shows the scale of the drama experienced by our Iraqi brothers and sisters.  If our partners recognize us for our support, we still know that they are far from the end of […]

Press Release: Iraq – “Hope for Christians in Iraq – but only if we act now”

Montreal/Erbil, Monday August 18, 2014 –“If we do not want to be silent witnesses to the last chapter of the history of Christendom in Iraq, the international community must respond decisively now,” said Johannes Freiherr Heereman, President of the international aid organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), after returning from the Iraqi city […]