From Nigeria and Pakistan, two voices cry out for justice and religious freedom
News 07 Jul 2022
From Nigeria and Pakistan, two voices cry out for justice and religious freedom

A Nigerian Bishop in mourning travelled to the United States crying out for justice for his country’s persecuted Christians.

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Burkina Faso: Murdered in front of their church
News 06 Jul 2022
Burkina Faso: Murdered in front of their church

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) denounces yet another terrorist attack in Burkina Faso. During the night of 3 to 4 July, more than 20 Burkinabè were killed during an attack in Bourasso, in the Diocese of Nouna (north-west).

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ACN Message of condolences on the death of Cardinal Cláudio Hummes
News 06 Jul 2022
ACN Message of condolences on the death of Cardinal Cláudio Hummes

Aid to the Church in Need farewells a dear friend.

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“We have a treasure and a mission in the Middle East”, says young bishop
News 06 Jul 2022
“We have a treasure and a mission in the Middle East”, says young bishop

When young people tell him that they want to leave Lebanon, bishop Jules Boutros tries to remind them that money, safety and education may be important, but only Jesus Christ is indispensable, and that they are needed back home.

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Three more priests kidnapped in Nigeria
News 05 Jul 2022
Three more priests kidnapped in Nigeria

The most recent kidnappings come a week after the murder of two priests in this African country that has been rocked by criminality.

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Nicaragua leads in cases of religious persecution in Latin America
News 04 Jul 2022
Nicaragua leads in cases of religious persecution in Latin America

The Catholic Church in Nicaragua has suffered over 190 attacks and desecrations in less than four years, as well as persecution of clergy by the regime of president Daniel Ortega, according to a research paper that was sent to ACN.

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Ukraine: Priests lose house to bombing in the Rudky shrine
News, Ukraine News 01 Jul 2022
Ukraine: Priests lose house to bombing in the Rudky shrine

ACN is supporting the reconstruction of the priests’ residence, destroyed during the war.

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Bishop shocked with murder of priests in Nigeria: “Nobody is safe anymore”
News 01 Jul 2022
Bishop shocked with murder of priests in Nigeria: “Nobody is safe anymore”

Fr Vitus Borogo and Fr Christopher Odia were murdered in apparent botched kidnapping attempts. Nigeria continues to be beset by criminality, and many priests have been targeted by bandits.

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Bangladesh: building churches is a big challenge due to lack of means
News 29 Jun 2022
Bangladesh: building churches is a big challenge due to lack of means

Solomon Hasdak was shocked to see hundreds of people trying to cram inside the small chapel of the village where he grew up.

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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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