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ACN Project of the Week – India

India Success Story: A car to reach marginalized tribal peoples For many years now, Sister Christine of the Merciful Sisters of the Cross has been serving the poor and oppressed in the East Indian province where her congregation is also located.  Members of the indigenous tribal peoples are the main group of people she tends […]

ACN PRESS: Red Wednesday – 2019 A Second Edition in Canada

Red Wednesday 2019 A Second Edition in CanadaWill you participate?   Montréal, October 23, 2019 – As the results of the latest Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International Report on the persecution of Christians 2017-19 are coming out around the world today, the Canadian announces that the 2nd edition of Red Wednesday, an event to […]

ACN Project of the Week – India

ACN Project of the Week – India Help for the formation of 23 seminarians The Congregation of the Holy Cross was officially founded in Mans, France, in 1837. Born of a fusion between the Brothers of Saint Joseph—founded in 1820 by Father Jacques Dujarie and auxiliary priests of Mans, founded by the canon Basile Moreau […]

ACN Project of the Week – Post flooding, Malawi receives help from ACN

Malawi   Mission accomplished! Emergency aid following severe flooding   In March 2019 many areas of southern Malawi– a country located on the border between southern Africa and East Africa— were struck by torrential rainfall which continued for days on end resulting in devastating floods  which affected close to 1 million inhabitants in 16 of […]

ACN Success Story in Nigeria: Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral!

Nigeria Completion of St Patrick’s Cathedral a Success! By Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada In summer 2018 we at ACN Canada decided that it was important to talk to our Canadian benefactors, through a fundraiser, about Nigeria done later that year.  Why? Some background. In early June, we received the charismatic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, then archbishop […]

Release of Asia Bibi : “A Triumph of Human Rights”

 Press Release – Release of Asia Bibi Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is relieved by the definitive release of Asia Bibi. Montréal, Tuesday, January 30, 2019 – “This is a great day for the respect of human rights, for religious freedom and for justice. The Pakistani government didn’t allow the extremists who took […]

ACN News: Aid to the Church in Need Religious Freedom Report 2018

Aggressive nationalism is fueling religious hatred – and the West is failing to act Report says West is not doing enough to confront new crisis of oppressive nationalism A surge in aggressive nationalism in key parts of the world is to blame for a rise in violence and other intimidation against religious minorities – and […]

ACN Press Release: #RedWednesday A first in Canada

  Press Release #RedWednesday A first in Canada Montreal, Friday November 16 – Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Rimouski, Hearst, and Quebec and more: Wednesday November 21st, close to 50 activities planned, each one connected to Red Wednesday (#RedWednesday) will take place in dioceses across Canada.  Initiated a few years ago by the international charity Aid to […]

Ivory Coast : “Religion can bring about reconciliation”

Ivory Coast “Religion can bring about reconciliation” Ivory Coast, officially Republic of Côte d´Ivoire, is a country in transition: after years of civil war, the people that make up this multicultural society are trying to lead lives embodying unity and reconciliation. This is true in both politics and religion. The first successes have been achieved […]

ACN News: Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria

Aid to the Church in Need Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria   The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has approved a new package of aid measures involving over 40 pastoral and emergency aid projects for Syrian Christians of the various different […]