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Red Wednesday in Canada: The Dome of the Oratory goes Red

  The Dome of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal Lights Up  Montreal, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – It’s confirmed: tonight, and tomorrow (November 16 and 17), the dome of St. Joseph’s Oratory on Mount Royal in Montreal will be illuminated in red to mark Red Wednesday, an international event that brings together 15 of the 23 national offices of Aid to the […]

Burkina Faso: Resurgence of Terrorist Attacks, Christians in Danger of Dying

According to reports received by Aid to the Church in Need, security in northern Burkina Faso has drastically deteriorated in recent months. Armed groups are reigning terror over the whole population, demanding taxes, pillaging and robbing people in many parts of the country. However, the latest testimonies from the displaced peoples collected by ACN in […]

Increasing Danger for Pastoral Workers around the World

The pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is increasingly concerned about the danger to priests, religious and lay missionaries in many parts of the world. So far in 2021, the media have reported that at least 17 people have been murdered and 20 have been abducted. “Being a priest or religious does […]

Red Wednesday, November 17: Be there!

Press Release—for Immediate Release Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN)  Montreal, November 4, 2021—After it’s One Million Children Praying the Rosary campaign in October, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is preparing for the launch of its second magazine of this year called Faith, Hope and Charity, which will present the work […]

Red Wednesday 2021 in Canada – Sharp Rise in Anti-Christian Persecution in Africa

Montréal, October 21, 2021 – Burkina Faso has been under attack since 2015 and is seeing its welcoming and tolerant way of life challenged by outside fundamentalist forces. In Nigeria, Catholic bishops are no longer reluctant to speak of a ‘slow genocide’ of Christians, massacred or driven off their land by Fulani herdsmen, who in […]

Red Wednesday: “Unfortunately, one week is not enough!”

A Video to Remember Montreal, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – At the gates of Advent, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) now holds its annual Red Week, during which the international organization raises awareness of the phenomena of religious persecution against Christians and religious freedom around the world. On November 18th, the Canadian office […]

Press Release: Aid to the Church in Need, Red Week 2020

A Time of Reflection in Solidarity with the Persecuted Church Montreal, Monday, November 23, 2020—Close to a hundred people signed up for the virtual Red Wednesday event in Canada, which took place on November 18. Along with the Archbishops of Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto—Msgrs. Christian Lépine, Michael J. Miller et le Cardinal Thomas Collins – […]

Reminder: Red Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Persecution of Christians is Increasing So is anti-religious violence. 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 Kaigama of Abuja, Nigeria, Sister Micheline Lattouf of Lebanon, the archbishops of […]

#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 […]

ACN PRESS – Red Wednesday in Canada

Red Wednesday in Canada A large draw in attendance Montreal, December 12, 2019—Over one hundred events took place in Canada, mainly in the Montreal, Toronto and Calgary archdioceses, on Wednesday, November 20, to highlight the international Red Wednesday movement. The archdiocese of Calgary saw large numbers of Catholic school children involved in, participating in, and […]