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Lebanon: Middle East’s Largest Christian Community in Deepening Crisis

As the historic summit with the Pope in Rome approaches, we look at the Middle East’s largest Christian community, which is in great peril. The economic and political crisis in Lebanon—home to the Middle East’s largest Christian community—has deepened ahead of an historic July 1 meeting between Pope Francis and Christian leaders from the country. […]

#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 […]

One Million Children Pray the Rosary – A Success!

An impressive and very contemplative, virtual first Montreal, October 20, 2020—Sunday, October 18, 1:01 p.m. —All across Canada, participants gathered together virtually to pray. In a very contemplative and joyful atmosphere, some thirty people—including families—participated in the One Million Children Praying the Rosary event organized by the international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). […]

On Sunday, February 10th, pray for Venezuela!

Venezuela Call to pray for the country on Sunday, February 10   United in their concern to “avoid still greater suffering and pain for the people” and in their hope for a change in the course of the political and democratic situation that Venezuela is currently going through, the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference has launched a […]

Feature story of the week: United in prayer for the Middle East

Iraq and Jordan Day of Prayer for the Middle East Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega: “It is not possible to imagine the Middle East without the Christians.”   On Wednesday, July 4, the papal Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan, Archbishop Alberto Ortega, visited the Spanish national office of the international Catholic pontifical […]

ACN-News – Pakistan – Archbishop appeals for prayers after attacks on Christians

Picture: In 2017, interreligious prayer in Lahore with the Mufti of Lahore and Archbishop Shaw.  Pakistan Archbishop appeals for prayers after attacks on Christians A leading Pakistani bishop has appealed for prayer after Christians in Quetta suffered their third attack in five months. Two Christian men – identified as Rashid Khalid and Azhar Iqbal – […]

Pray for Peace in Korea – Aid to the Church in Need

Historical meeting in Korea on April 27th. Please, Pray for peace in Korea!    Aid to the Church in Need has a National office in South Korea for three years. At several occasion, people who were visited were brought beyond the boundary line. Just below, one delegation visited in 2017.   The PDF File is […]

ACN Interview – “It is anything but easy to be a Christian in India today.”

“It is anything but easy to be a Christian in India today.” Dimensions of the community of faith: sources of friction and inspiration from India   Interview with Veronique Vogel, head of the Indian section of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), on the situation of Christians in India. The interview was conducted by […]

Central African Republic – The Church fears a massacre in Bangassou

Central African Republic – The Church fears a massacre in Bangassou   From his place in hiding, together with other priests, Father Yovane Cox, a Chilean missionary in the Central African Republic, has contacted the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) with an urgent plea for our prayers. “The cathedral […]

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. […]