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ACN Feature: Aleppo – He was just 13 years old

Photo above: Msgr Arbach showing an icon destroyed by ISIS, February  2016  Syria A letter from Aleppo from Msgr Jean-Clément Jeanbart Aleppo is broken. The former economic capital of Syria, from one day to the next, this city is becoming nothing more than a field of ruins… The Greek-Catholic Melkite archbishop, the Metropolitan Jean-Clément Jeanbart sent Aid to […]

Journey with ACN – Canadian Archdioceses join ACN in aiding persecuted Christians in the Middle East

JOURNEY WITH ACN is  our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our blog and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and various projects we have helped to bring into being together with ACN benefactors. This week :  Canadian Archdioceses join ACN in aiding persecuted Christians in the Middle East   […]

A Seminarian’s Story – Meet Martin Baani

All projects underway adding up to a total amount of 5.77 million CAN – one of the largest efforts in ACN’s history – shows the scale of the drama experienced by our Iraqi brothers and sisters.  If our partners recognize us for our support, we still know that they are far from the end of […]

ACN helps kids go back to school

All projects underway adding up to a total amount of 5.77 million CAN – one of the largest efforts in ACN’s history – shows the scale of the drama experienced by our Iraqi brothers and sisters.  If our partners recognize us for our support, we still know that they are far from the end of […]

Aid to the Church in Need provides 2 million dollars in aid

to build 8 schools of prefabricated structures – 4 in Ankawa, Erbil and the rest in Dohuk – for 15,000 children  Read more about what ACN is doing to help refugee children go back to school in Iraq.

Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Christians of the Middle East

We truly believe that prayer can help our brothers and sisters in Iraq avoid a worsened massacre even though they may be suffering now because they fled their homes. Let us not lose sight that the situation is a horrible and that winter is quickly approaching.     “We have the Rosary as a weapon […]

PRESS RELEASE – Aid to the Church in Need nominated for the Sakharov Prize

Aid to the Church in Need nominated for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament Montreal/Königstein, 22 September 2014 –  The Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been nominated this year for the prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The Prize is awarded every year by the […]

What Future for Iraq? Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako

A speech delivered on September 9, 2014 by His Beatitude Patriarch Sako, Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, in Antwerp, during a conference organized by Sant’Egidio. For almost two millennia Christian communities have lived in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East. These groups have contributed economically, politically, and intellectually, and have helped shape […]