ACN focuses its worldwide Christmas campaign on the plight of Syrian Christians

27 Nov , 2018  

With a symbolic campaign entitled “CANDLES FOR PEACE IN SYRIA” the charity is hoping to highlight the existential drama facing Christians in Syria In its current Christmas campaign, the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) will intensify its efforts on behalf of the various Christian communities […]

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A message from Pope Francis for the event “Venice in Red”

22 Nov , 2018   Video

He expresses the hope that this “Timely Initiative” to raise awareness about the critical situation of persecuted Christians may “attract well-deserved attention on the part of everyone”. The Holy Father has expressed the hope that the “timely initiative” launched under the title of “VENICE IN RED” and organised for this evening by the patriarchate of […]


“Whatever may happen, the Church in Cuba will not give up in the face of the difficulties”

14 Nov , 2018  

Both the Cuban people and the Catholic Church in the country are living through a time of change, and yet the lack of true reforms and the lack of resources together constitute one of the greatest challenges facing society. Such is the situation, as explained to the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation ACN […]

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Jos/Nigeria: The Nightmare of Fulani herdsmen attacks

9 Nov , 2018  

The city of Jos in Northern Nigeria has suffered severely from many long years of inter-religious violence at the hands of the terrorist group Boko Haram and just now when it seems to be recovering like the phoenix from the ashes, the incessant Fulani herdsmen attacks that have already affected many other areas in the […]

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26 Oct , 2018  

Hundreds of Filipino children prayed for peace in the midst of the conflict and violence that they are experiencing in their country and are witnessing in other parts of the world. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation, organized the One Million Children Praying the Rosary campaign last […]


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Young Syrians: “We need the company of the Church to help us feel close to God.”

25 Oct , 2018  

“When we hear Pope Francis we realise that there is still hope of peace in Syria” In Rome the universality of the Church is again evident: until 28 October the  Synod of Bishops will continue there. Participants from five continents are dealing with various topics related to young people, their needs and their problems. Against […]

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Message from our Ecclesiastical Assistant

22 Oct , 2018  

The ACN Campaign for One Million Children Praying the Rosary for Peace and Unity is an invitation to God who is Love to come and dwell in the hearts of all, thereby uniting all people to live together and work for peace which in turn will bring happiness. Why One Million? It could be more; […]



Asia Bibi: acquittal could be close, says family

10 Oct , 2018  

  The family of a Christian woman fighting a death sentence in Pakistan believe the country’s Supreme Court may be on the verge of announcing her acquittal. The court yesterday (Monday, 8th October) referred judgement in the final hearing in the case of Asia Bibi, whose conviction for blasphemy is on appeal. Speaking on behalf […]


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The new “Nazarenes” of the Valley of the Christians

9 Oct , 2018  

Working through the Saint Peter’s Aid Centre in Marmarita, the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is helping thousands of displaced Syrians each month   Nasra is one of the 20 or more villages belonging to the region known as the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara, […]


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Syria – ACN embarks on reconstruction programme in Aleppo

5 Oct , 2018  

The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is sponsoring 32 new projects in Syria, at a total cost of 1.8 million Euros, for the restoration of the material and spiritual life of the Christian population there. Children, women and the sick will be among the first to […]

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