Hundreds of ACN volunteers in Poland helping Ukrainian refugees
News, Ukraine News 15 Mar 2022
Hundreds of ACN volunteers in Poland helping Ukrainian refugees

The very day the invasion of Ukraine began, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) announced an emergency aid package of 1.5 million AUD for Ukraine which has now increased to 1.9 million AUD.

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ACN activates emergency plan for Catholic schools in Lebanon
News 14 Mar 2022
ACN activates emergency plan for Catholic schools in Lebanon

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has announced the launching of a large-scale campaign for Catholic schools in Lebanon, to help offset the great economic crisis that has been bleeding the country’s social institutions dry.

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Lviv: “The Holy Father is present in Ukraine. He is suffering with you”
News, Ukraine News 14 Mar 2022
Lviv: “The Holy Father is present in Ukraine. He is suffering with you”

Papal envoy visits refugees on the premises of the seminary.

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ACN increases emergency support to Ukraine to 1.9 million AUD
News, Ukraine News 11 Mar 2022
ACN increases emergency support to Ukraine to 1.9 million AUD

Bishops, priests and members of religious orders in the war-torn nation of Ukraine have written to ACN to thank the organisation and its benefactors for the financial, material and spiritual support during this conflict.

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Nuncio to Ukraine: “This war is not a purely human invention, there is something demonic about it; we can only defeat evil together, with prayer, humility, and love”
News, Ukraine News 10 Mar 2022
Nuncio to Ukraine: “This war is not a purely human invention, there is something demonic about it; we can only defeat evil together, with prayer, humility, and love”

Interview with Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, about the situation in Kiev, the humanitarian crisis, solidarity among the population and the drama of war.

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Mariupol: “It is hell there” – testimony of a Catholic priest
News, Ukraine News 09 Mar 2022
Mariupol: “It is hell there” – testimony of a Catholic priest

According to its own reports, the Russian army has on Tuesday 8 March put in place a new ceasefire in Ukraine and has opened “humanitarian corridors” for five cities.

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Bishop of Odessa, in Ukraine: “The war has united us. Thank you for your support!”
News, Ukraine News 08 Mar 2022
Bishop of Odessa, in Ukraine: “The war has united us. Thank you for your support!”

People are sleeping in basement shelters, to the sound of air raid sirens. This is life in Odessa, where prayer is what sustains the people.

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Nuns continue to provide spiritual care for the wounded and their families
News, Ukraine News 08 Mar 2022
Nuns continue to provide spiritual care for the wounded and their families

Despite the increasing risk of remaining in the war zones in Ukraine, religious communities have stayed behind to serve the people.

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Ukraine: Prayers in the air raid shelter
News, Ukraine News 03 Mar 2022
Ukraine: Prayers in the air raid shelter

Fr Mateusz is with his community day and night offering reassurance.

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Kharkiv: Bishop documents attacks on residential buildings, as the work of the Church continues
News, Ukraine News 04 Mar 2022
Kharkiv: Bishop documents attacks on residential buildings, as the work of the Church continues

Kharkiv is one of the Ukrainian cities currently most under fire.

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Ukraine: People in Lviv are also working non-stop
News, Ukraine News 03 Mar 2022
Ukraine: People in Lviv are also working non-stop

Father Grzegorz Draus: “To me, the days feel like months.”

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ACN calls on contemplative religious everywhere to join prayer day for peace in Ukraine
News, Ukraine News 02 Mar 2022
ACN calls on contemplative religious everywhere to join prayer day for peace in Ukraine

Many orders, representing hundreds of male and female religious, have already sent messages of support to ACN, assuring it of their prayers and unity with Pope Francis’ request. The most touching words come from those who have lived through the horrors of...

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Priest from Ukraine: “We don’t have time to be frightened”
News, Ukraine News 02 Mar 2022
Priest from Ukraine: “We don’t have time to be frightened”

One day after the beginning of the war, a mixture of uncertainty and fear reigns in Ukraine, reports Magda Kaczmarek, Project Manager for Ukraine with the Aid to the Church in Need(ACN).

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ACN launches Emergency Appeal for Ukraine
Media releases 28 Feb 2022
ACN launches Emergency Appeal for Ukraine

Aid to the Church in Need Australia (ACN) has launched an emergency appeal to support the Catholic Church in Ukraine.

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Ukraine: Church continues to help refugees and pray for peace
News, Ukraine News 24 Feb 2022
Ukraine: Church continues to help refugees and pray for peace

The Catholic Church in Ukraine continues to place its hopes in peace talks and diplomatic solutions for the current crisis.

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ACN helps perpetuate the Pope’s legacy in Iraq through higher education
News 17 Feb 2022
ACN helps perpetuate the Pope’s legacy in Iraq through higher education

The scholarships will allow the Catholic University in Erbil to enrol more than four times as many Christian students as it has already.

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