Mexico: shooting of two Jesuits Priests
News 27 Jun 2022
Mexico: shooting of two Jesuits Priests

Their death raises the number of murdered priests in the past three years to seven.

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Aid to families: Supporting the Church from the base up
News 24 Jun 2022
Aid to families: Supporting the Church from the base up

As thousands gather in Rome for the World Meeting of Families, ACN takes stock of some of the work it has been doing in the field of promoting and safeguarding family life, in different parts of the world.

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Terrorists strike again in northern Mozambique as ACN increases aid
News 24 Jun 2022
Terrorists strike again in northern Mozambique as ACN increases aid

With the newly installed bishop of Pemba asking the world not to forget about the situation which has left over four thousand dead and 800 thousand people displaced, ACN has committed to a new emergency support package for IDPs.

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A gift that comes from sacrifice, and recycled love
News 23 Jun 2022
A gift that comes from sacrifice, and recycled love

On 24 June ACN celebrated Benefactors’ Day.

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Congolese saddened by cancellation, but sympathetic to Pope’s pain
News 22 Jun 2022
Congolese saddened by cancellation, but sympathetic to Pope’s pain

“Postponed, not cancelled, that’s the key word,” says Maxime François-Marsal, head of projects for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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ACN celebrates Benefactors Day
Media releases 21 Jun 2022
ACN celebrates Benefactors Day

Thank you for your support!

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ACN raised record amount for persecuted and suffering Christians in 2021
Media releases 20 Jun 2022
ACN raised record amount for persecuted and suffering Christians in 2021

A breakdown of our support in 2021.

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ACN steps up its support for beleaguered Christians in Syria
News 16 Jun 2022
ACN steps up its support for beleaguered Christians in Syria

22 new projects have been approved for funding in Syria, a country that remains very close to the heart of the Catholic Church, as has been repeatedly expressed by Pope Francis, but where Christians are finding it increasingly difficult to survive.

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Attack turns Pentecost Mass into bloodbath: “I shielded them as a hen shields her chicks”, Nigerian priest recalls
News 16 Jun 2022
Attack turns Pentecost Mass into bloodbath: “I shielded them as a hen shields her chicks”, Nigerian priest recalls

Father Andrew Adeniyi Abayomi is the associate pastor at St Francis Xavier church in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria, which was hit by a terror attack during Mass on Pentecost Sunday, June 5.

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In wake of the Pentecost massacre, Nigerian priest calls “on anybody who can, to assist us with the investigation on the ground” to discover the truth
News 09 Jun 2022
In wake of the Pentecost massacre, Nigerian priest calls “on anybody who can, to assist us with the investigation on the ground” to discover the truth

There is still no information on the culprits for the killing of dozens of people who were attending Mass on Pentecost Sunday in Owo, in the Diocese of Ondo in Nigeria.

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ACN statement about the Pentecost massacre in St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Nigeria
News 08 Jun 2022
ACN statement about the Pentecost massacre in St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Nigeria

ACN is deeply shocked by the horrific attack which took place at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in southwest Nigeria during Pentecost Sunday celebrations which caused the death of many people, including children.

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The Government has failed us in Nigeria, and the West is complicit
News 03 Jun 2022
The Government has failed us in Nigeria, and the West is complicit

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, of the Diocese of Kaduna, complains that there is no religious freedom in the north of the country, but dismisses the idea that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers is a religious issue.

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In Syria and Lebanon, “the sisters go to the dark places where others cannot”
News 03 Jun 2022
In Syria and Lebanon, “the sisters go to the dark places where others cannot”

The difficulties in Syria and Lebanon have led to an increase in situations of abuse of children and women, but are also opening up opportunities for women to take the lead in their families and communities.

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Ukraine: “Only God can answer the question of why we are suffering in this way”
News, Ukraine News 03 Jun 2022
Ukraine: “Only God can answer the question of why we are suffering in this way”

Bishop Radoslaw Zmitrowicz calls on the international community to keep supporting Ukraine and says that prayer is the most important help of all.

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Nicaragua bishop on hunger strike to protest police harassment
News 03 Jun 2022
Nicaragua bishop on hunger strike to protest police harassment

Many members of the clergy in Nicaragua have suffered for their opposition to the Government and its policies. In March, President Daniel Ortega expelled the ambassador of the Holy See.

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Church in Latin America faces aggressive secularism and polarisation
News 03 Jun 2022
Church in Latin America faces aggressive secularism and polarisation

An analysis by ACN International, 15 years after the Aparecida Document.

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ACN calls on Christians to join World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, May 24
News 20 May 2022
ACN calls on Christians to join World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, May 24

It has been fifteen years since Pope Benedict XVI instituted the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, which is celebrated on May 24, the feast of Mary Help of Christians, patron saint of the country.

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