Our Mission - ACN supports the Christian faithful wherever they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. ACN is a Catholic charity helping to bring Christ to the world through Prayer, Information and Action.
Our Vision - ACN has a vision of a world in which Christians will be free to preach the Gospel and practise their faith free from persecution and discrimination.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is an international Catholic charity under papal jurisdiction, which yearly offers financial support to more than 5,000 projects worldwide. ACN supports the poor and persecuted Church with prayer, pastoral relief and material assistance. Help is given to refugees of all denominations.
In 2018 ACN raised $AUD 175,518,611 dollars, which it distributed to the Church in Need in 139 different countries around the world.
In 2018 Aid to the Church in Need has more than 330,000 benefactors around the world and they are kept informed about our work through our Mirror Newsletter and associated Catholic news. (Statistics come from the 2018 Annual Report).
The money we distribute comes entirely from private donations. We receive no public or official Church monies whatsoever.