Vehicles for God: Aid to the Church in Need has been getting things rolling for 70 years
Seventy years ago, the organisation founded by “Bacon Priest” Werenfried van Straaten (1913-2003), Aid to the Eastern Priests (today Aid to the Church in Need or ACN, initiated the campaign “A vehicle for God”. So-called “rucksack priests” were given vehicles so that they could dispense pastoral care to the displaced Catholics of the German diaspora after World War II.
"Vehicles for God": The rucksack priest, Father Joseph Schneider from Freisenteinau, with his motorcycle. Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need.