Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) – Statements for August 22.

Königstein-Montréal, August 19, 2022 – Statements from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International Executive President, Thomas Heine-Geldern, and National Director of ACN Canada Marie-Claude Lalonde, on the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (August 22). “You don’t have to be murdered to be a victim; […]

ACN International: Severe Violations of Religious Freedom in One in Every Three Countries

In its 15th Report on Religious Freedom in the World, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) warns of severe threats to this fundamental right worldwide. Rome/Königstein, April 20, 2021 — The Religious Freedom in the World Report (RFR) 2021, produced by international Catholic pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), notes that […]

Myanmar: “We Have Shed Enough Blood”

Bishop’s Conference calls for dialogue following military coup Following the military coup in Myanmar, the Bishop’s Conference of the country has addressed an appeal for peace to the conflicting parties and the international community. “We are journeying through most challenging times of our history,” the bishops wrote in a joint statement from February 4, which […]


PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release Aid to the Church in Need – 2019 Report Praying, informing and giving, more essential than ever before! by ACN  International Adapted by ACN Canada Published online June 17, 2020 Königstein-im-Taunus-Montreal, Wednesday June 17, 2020 – Close to 160 million dollars raised by Aid to the Church in Need […]

ACN Press – For Immediate Release – 7.5 million for COVID-19

  ACN International response COVID-19 Aid group commits 7.5 Million to support priests and religious serving communities most vulnerable to COVID-19 To help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the international pontifical charity serving the persecuted and suffering Church around the world, is providing 7.5 million in […]

ACN Interview: Christians in the Middle East

Photo: Iraq 30 November 2019 Candlelight vigil around the cross in Baghdeda Christians in the Middle East Fresh risk of genocide to Middle East Christians by Fionn Shiner, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web December 19, 2019   Middle East Christians are at direct risk of a second […]

ACN Feature Story: The Bethlehem Mission, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil The Bethlehem Mission: Being family for those who have none. by Rodrigo Arantes, ACN Brazil Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web December 17, 2019   In the city of São Paulo there are over 25,000 homeless people. To borrow from a phrase used by the missionaries at the Bethlehem […]

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 […]

Ghana, a Success Story: A church for the people of Nkontrodo

Ghana A Success Story: A church for the people of Nkontrodo   The town of Nkontrodo is one of eight smaller communities belonging to the parish of Saint Francis in Elmina. The town, located in the south of Ghana, has around 200 actively practicing Catholics who regularly attend Holy Mass and play an active part […]