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Christians are already thanking you: Shukran!

In Syria and Lebanon, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)’s 2022 Christmas Campaign Montreal, December 2, 2022—Christians in Syria and Lebanon are currently experiencing unprecedented hardship, which is why Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) wishes to support these communities as part of its annual Christmas campaign. “Our project partners sometimes feel discouraged […]

Pakistan: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) joins effort to help victims of worst floods in 30 years

With over 1,000 killed and many more in great need, the Church has mobilized to help victims of the recent devastating floods in Pakistan. Two bishops contacted Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to explain the situation, and the charity has committed to helping with projects in Hyderabad and Karachi, two of the dioceses […]

Feature Story – Lebanon – “The situation makes you want to cry, but we thank God nonetheless.”

Two years after the Port of Beirut explosion, poverty plagues Christians Sixty-year-old Georgette should be looking forward to a comfortable retirement. Instead, she is doing a job that does not even allow her to cover rent and is surviving on charity. Unfortunately, her situation is far from unique. Thanks to Church projects, funded by Aid […]

In Syria and Lebanon, “the sisters go to the dark places where others cannot.”

The difficulties in Syria and Lebanon have led to an increase in situations of abuse of children and women, but have also created opportunities for women to take the lead in their families and communities. Shortly after the end of Lebanon’s terrible civil war, a cardinal visited the country and asked for a meeting with […]

Ukraine – “Only God can answer the question of why we are suffering in this way.”

The Ukrainian Church is concerned that international humanitarian aid is dwindling just as the savings of many refugees are running dry. Bishop Radoslaw Zmitrowicz calls on the international community to keep supporting Ukraine and says that prayer is the most important help of all. The Church in Ukraine has been struggling over the past three […]

Haïti – Kidnapping of Father Whatner Aupont Highlights Haitian Crisis

According to Msgr. Launay Saturné, Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien, a wave of riots and kidnappings is causing a breakdown of national life in Haiti. On Thursday, April 28, a group of heavily armed bandits kidnapped several people, including Father Whatner Aupont, priest of St. Joseph the Worker’s church at Grande Ravine in the Diocese of Anse-à-Veau […]

South Sudan – “We must get back on our feet and give hope to the people.”

On March 25, in the Cathedral of Rumbek, South Sudan, Italian missionary Christian Carlassare was ordained bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek—a position that had been vacant for 10 years. In an interview with international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) prior to this momentous occasion, the bishop described the attack he […]

Pakistan: Young and Christian; Discrimination, Social Exclusion and Poverty

An ACN program providing new hope to young Pakistani women and equipping them to fight for a better future Life for Christians in Pakistan is not easy. As members of a religious minority, they are frequently victims of discrimination and social exclusion. The majority of Christians belong to the poorest classes of society and include […]

Sanctions – Syria’s New Calvary

A leading archbishop has hit out at international sanctions on Syria which are crippling the country and plunging those who survived the civil war into dire poverty. In a message seen by Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus said that the economic crisis in Syria had […]