Senegal: 40 years of conflict in the Casamance region
News 23 Dec 2022
Senegal: 40 years of conflict in the Casamance region

On 1 January, World Day of Prayer for Peace, the bishop brings together leaders to call for an end to the conflict.

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Lebanon: With Catholic schools in “survival mode”, ACN helps keep the mission alive
News 22 Dec 2022
Lebanon: With Catholic schools in “survival mode”, ACN helps keep the mission alive

Teachers in Lebanon recognise that education is not a job, but a mission. But this mission is getting more and more difficult to achieve as the country continues in its downward spiral of economic crisis.

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Syria: “May the Lord forgive them, that is all I can say”
News 21 Dec 2022
Syria: “May the Lord forgive them, that is all I can say”

Mary, Mother of Reconciliation, is a model for Syrian Christians.

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Deep in crisis, Sri Lankans will focus on helping the poor this Christmas
News 21 Dec 2022
Deep in crisis, Sri Lankans will focus on helping the poor this Christmas

The bishops of Sri Lanka have asked the faithful to avoid lavish celebrations this Christmas, as the country faces an uphill struggle after mismanagement led to economic disaster.

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In Pakistan, healing for victims of abduction and forced marriage
News 19 Dec 2022
In Pakistan, healing for victims of abduction and forced marriage

More than 30 organizations, including the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, supported by ACN, have urged the government to assess data on incidents of forced conversion and present it to Parliament.

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Solidarity with the Christians of Lebanon and Syria
News 15 Dec 2022
Solidarity with the Christians of Lebanon and Syria

Faced with the dramatic situation in Lebanon and Syria, the international foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has launched a Christmas campaign for emergency assistance to support Christian communities in these two countries.

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In spite of everything, “it is a privilege to live in the Holy Land”
News 15 Dec 2022
In spite of everything, “it is a privilege to live in the Holy Land”

The Christians of the Holy Land are preparing to celebrate Christmas, more than 2000 years after the birth of Christ.

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More than 600 buildings lit up in solidarity with persecuted Christians
Media releases 08 Dec 2022
More than 600 buildings lit up in solidarity with persecuted Christians

Making a stand for persecuted Christians.

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SYRIA: “We place it in God’s hands”
News 08 Dec 2022
SYRIA: “We place it in God’s hands”

Christians fear imminent Turkish ground incursion.

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Lebanon: “People in Tyre were always poor, but now they are below zero”
News 07 Dec 2022
Lebanon: “People in Tyre were always poor, but now they are below zero”

One of the many projects ACN funds in Lebanon.

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary and the suffering people of Lebanon
News 06 Dec 2022
The Immaculate Heart of Mary and the suffering people of Lebanon

Meditation by Sr Noha from the Borj-Hammoud Nabaa clinic in Lebanon.

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Greek Catholic Church in Donetsk concerned about possible torture of imprisoned priests
Ukraine News 02 Dec 2022
Greek Catholic Church in Donetsk concerned about possible torture of imprisoned priests

“Accusing priests of sabotage and espionage brings back memories of the worst times of totalitarian regimes”, says ACN executive president Heine-Geldern.

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Ukraine: “People are afraid of the winter”  Russian attacks and winter set to cause a massive energy crisis
Ukraine News 02 Dec 2022
Ukraine: “People are afraid of the winter” Russian attacks and winter set to cause a massive energy crisis

The people will find it very difficult to survive during the winter with no energy to heat themselves in -20º temperatures. ACN has approved aid packages to counter the energy crisis.

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Lebanon: “Catholic Schools are the right hand of the Church, but we desperately need your help”
News 30 Nov 2022
Lebanon: “Catholic Schools are the right hand of the Church, but we desperately need your help”

Father Youssef Nasr (President of the Secretariat for Catholic schools in Lebanon) recently spoke with ACN about the challenges facing the schools as the country’s severe economic crisis persists.

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Two catholic priests arrested by Russian militia in Donetsk
Media releases, Ukraine News 29 Nov 2022
Two catholic priests arrested by Russian militia in Donetsk

With deep dismay, the pontifical foundation ACN has learned of the detention of two priests who were carrying out their ministry since February 2022 in the Russian-occupied port city of Berdiansk, in south-eastern Ukraine.

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Archbishop Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, supports Red Wednesday
News 25 Nov 2022
Archbishop Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, supports Red Wednesday

The Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Charles Balvo, has sent a message of support for the Red Wednesday initiative, organised by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to call attention to victims of religious persecution.

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Christian students in Lebanon under pressure to leave: “We feel our country doesn’t want us”
News 25 Nov 2022
Christian students in Lebanon under pressure to leave: “We feel our country doesn’t want us”

For many Lebanese Christian students, the University Pastoral service is a lifeline that keeps them in the country, when everything around them seems to give them reasons to give up.

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Night of the Witnesses honours Christianity’s modern-day martyrs
News 25 Nov 2022
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Night of the Witnesses honours Christianity’s modern-day martyrs

Australia’s capital has joined a select list of cities that have hosted Night of the Witnesses, an Aid to the Church in Need initiative that honours Christianity’s modern-day martyrs and those persecuted because of their faith.

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