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ACN Press Release: Red Wednesday 2019 – On November 20th, all across Canada Show your solidarity!

Red Wednesday 2019 On November 20th, all across Canada Show your solidarity!   Montréal, November 12, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) is organizing and coordinating Red Wednesday – #RedWednesday – a day of action to raise awareness of the plight of more than […]

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 – 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 […]

ACN News: Religious Freedom in India

Religious Freedom in India “We are not going to give up the fight for equality, justice and fraternity” by Matthias Böhnke, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin for ACN Canada   “The circumstances are difficult for the Christians in our diocese – we often come up against restrictions in the practice of our faith,” Dr […]

ACN Press – ACN supports UK report on persecution of Christians

Persecution of Christians Aid to the Church in Need Supports the Publication of a Government Report in the United Kingdom Published on the web July 16, 2019 Montreal-London-Konigstein, Monday, July 15, 2019—An independent report commissioned by the British Foreign Secretary has been published showing the scale of persecution of Christians around the world and the […]

ACN Press: “Brutal” Closures of Church Administered Health Centres in Eritrea

  Eritrea “Brutal” Closures of Church Administered Health Centres by Tobias Lehner, for ACN International Adapted by Mario Bard Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the website July 11, 2019 Beginning in mid-June, the Eritrean military forcibly and “brutally” occupied and closed 21 hospitals and medical facilities run by the Catholic Church in Eritrea. […]

ACN Feature: Sowing hope for more Christian families in Iraq

Iraq Sowing hope for more Christian families in Iraq by by Xavier Bisits & Iban de la Sota , for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the website July 3, 2019 As part of its reconstruction efforts in the Nineveh Plains, Iraq, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in […]

ACN News – Christians still in a state of shock in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Christians still in a state of shock by Matthias Böhnke, for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Published on the web June 27, 2019 “The attacks have reminded many people of the time when a state of emergency was declared during the civil war. The general public and especially […]