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the Church in Need
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is a pontifical foundation and an international Catholic charity which supports pastoral aid projects for the poor and persecuted Church throughout the world.
Our work focuses on assisting the Church wherever it is persecuted or oppressed by terror and violence. Through regular reports in the media, we give the suffering Church a voice that stands out in the flood of daily information, and also calls on people to pray for persecuted Christians. Our response to individual requests for assistance that reach ACN from around the world is determined by the pastoral nature of the project.
There are 300,000,000 Christians persecuted because of the faith.
On November 27, WE REMEMBER.
What is Red Wednesday?
Freedom to believe is a fundamental human right.
Today, however, Christians around the world face
threats, torture, violence, and death for their faith.
Christian communities in China, Syria, Pakistan,
Nigeria, North Korea, the Philippines, and many
other countries in the world continue to live in fear.
On November 27, we remember their stories.