Haiti: Head of the Clerics of Saint Viator describes kidnapping of priest as “outrageous”
News 27 Mar 2023
Haiti: Head of the Clerics of Saint Viator describes kidnapping of priest as “outrageous”

Two priests were abducted in recent weeks in Haiti, a country in the midst of a deep crisis. While one of them managed to escape after several days in the hands of his kidnappers, the other was released on 23 March.

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“You journeyed with our suffering people until death”
News 22 Mar 2023
“You journeyed with our suffering people until death”

A moving tribute to Father Imad Daher, who died in the 6 February earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, written by a childhood friend.

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Nigeria: If it wasn’t for the faith, many victims would have turned to revenge, says priest
News 16 Mar 2023
Nigeria: If it wasn’t for the faith, many victims would have turned to revenge, says priest

“We ask our leaders: Why do you allow your citizens to be killed?”

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Pope Francis, 10 years standing by persecuted Christians
News 14 Mar 2023
Pope Francis, 10 years standing by persecuted Christians

The Holy Father met this past Wednesday with two young Nigerian Christians victims of jihadist persecution.

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Green light to rebuild quake-hit houses
News 13 Mar 2023
Green light to rebuild quake-hit houses

Churches in Syria are pressing ahead with projects to repair homes hit by last month’s devastating earthquakes that affected southern Turkey and northern Syria, claiming the lives of more than 50,000 people.

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CHILE: Another church burned to the ground to the dismay of the local community
News 13 Mar 2023
CHILE: Another church burned to the ground to the dismay of the local community

At around midnight on Saturday, 4 March, eight masked and armed men arrived at the chapel of Our Lady of Rays, in the village of California, Araucanía, central Chile, and set it alight.

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Nicaragua’s Way of the Cross
News 08 Mar 2023
Nicaragua’s Way of the Cross

“As long as we can get on our knees and raise our hands in prayer to God, we shall not be paralysed by fear.”

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SYRIA: ACN begins project to help pay rent of victims who cannot return to their homes
News 07 Mar 2023
SYRIA: ACN begins project to help pay rent of victims who cannot return to their homes

Three weeks after the earthquake there are still dozens of people sheltering in churches and Church-run schools in Aleppo.

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Boko Haram victims to be greeted by Pope Francis
News 07 Mar 2023
Boko Haram victims to be greeted by Pope Francis

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on 8 March, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has invited two Nigerian Christians to visit Italy.

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Religious Freedom: Biden pressured to designate Nigeria a “country of particular concern”
News 07 Mar 2023
Religious Freedom: Biden pressured to designate Nigeria a “country of particular concern”

Fate of Nigeria’s Christians tops agenda of International Religious Freedom summit.

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Pakistani Catholic escapes forced conversion to Islam
News 02 Mar 2023
Pakistani Catholic escapes forced conversion to Islam

For years ACN has been highlighting the suffering of women, teenagers and young adults subjected to abduction and forced conversion. Many cases go unknown, but shocking testimonies like the story of Kinza Sindhu (14) show the urgency of this topic.

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Bishops call on Nigerians to vote “en masse” and “reject evil” in general elections
News 28 Feb 2023
Bishops call on Nigerians to vote “en masse” and “reject evil” in general elections

As Africa’s most populous country continues to face a number of challenges and threats, ACN will be dedicating its Lent campaign to Nigeria.

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Syria: Aleppo trembles again, as the Church doubles down on efforts to help the population
News 23 Feb 2023
Syria: Aleppo trembles again, as the Church doubles down on efforts to help the population

“We are well, thank God, all well. It was frightening, very strong. There is much fear, that is the general feeling, in some cases even panic. And there is good reason to be afraid.”

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Nicaragua: ACN deeply concerned with the situation of the Church and the sentencing of Bishop Rolando Álvarez to 26 years in prison
News 23 Feb 2023
Nicaragua: ACN deeply concerned with the situation of the Church and the sentencing of Bishop Rolando Álvarez to 26 years in prison

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) calls for prayers for the Church in Nicaragua and for the Nicaraguan bishop who was convicted of treason on 10 February.

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Lebanon: Demonstrators set fire to banks Church also affected by currency collapse
News 21 Feb 2023
Lebanon: Demonstrators set fire to banks Church also affected by currency collapse

Protestors firebombed several banks in the Christian quarter of Badaro, a suburb of Beirut, on Thursday 16 February. The unrest occurred after 10 days of strike during which the banks refused to open their doors.

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ACN has directly helped more than 15,000 Ukrainians since the full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022
News 21 Feb 2023
ACN has directly helped more than 15,000 Ukrainians since the full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022

Aid to the Church in Need benefactors contributed nearly 15 million AUD over 290 different projects all over Ukraine. A large part of this aid supports those who are dedicated to working with the most needy, thereby benefitting countless others.

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Cuba: Papal envoy Cardinal Stella highlights Church’s work with the sick, elderly and poor
News 21 Feb 2023
Cuba: Papal envoy Cardinal Stella highlights Church’s work with the sick, elderly and poor

Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Pope Francis’ envoy to the 25th anniversary celebration of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba, has asked the regime to free activists who were detained in anti-government protests in July 2021.

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Syria: Testimonies from Aleppo
News 16 Feb 2023
Syria: Testimonies from Aleppo

Following the devastating earthquakes on 6 February,  ACN has reached out to our project partners in Syria. Here's what they have to say.

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