Democratic Republic of the Congo: The violence continues to escalate
News 06 Nov 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo: The violence continues to escalate

"I am here as a witness of the torment of a people, my people, who are asking only for the right to live in dignity." - The Archbishop of Kinshasa.

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Pakistan: Abducted Christian girl safe
News 05 Nov 2020
Pakistan: Abducted Christian girl safe

“We hope that justice will prevail at the next court hearings."

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India: Church Leaders urge government to protect Christians against attacks triggered by anti-conversion campaign
News 05 Nov 2020
India: Church Leaders urge government to protect Christians against attacks triggered by anti-conversion campaign

With major Hindu nationalist networks announcing plans to launch a campaign against religious conversions—especially in the tribal areas of India—Catholic Church leaders say such a campaign has been going on for a long time and that the move is aimed at d...

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STATEMENT ACN INTERNATIONAL – NICE, FRANCE
News 03 Nov 2020
STATEMENT ACN INTERNATIONAL – NICE, FRANCE

Statement by Thomas Heine-Geldern, Executive President of the foundation: 

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Coronavirus has destroyed our life
News 03 Nov 2020
Coronavirus has destroyed our life

The coronavirus pandemic has left Bethlehem’s tourism-reliant economy in tatters, according to a shop owner, who has appealed to pilgrims, saying he longs for the day when they can safely return.

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Syria – “We are living through the worst period in our history”
News 30 Oct 2020
Syria – “We are living through the worst period in our history”

Desolation and discouragement are spreading in Syria, so we must therefore sow hope for the people.

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Pakistani Catholic still lives in hiding after blasphemy acquittal two decades ago
News 28 Oct 2020
Pakistani Catholic still lives in hiding after blasphemy acquittal two decades ago

In Pakistan, Shafique Masih has been living in hiding for nearly two decades despite his acquittal in a blasphemy case in 2001.

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Free our 13-year-old girl
News 28 Oct 2020
Free our 13-year-old girl

ACN teams up with parents in fight to release Arzoo.

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Arson and vandalism: the continuing tragedy of two iconic churches in Santiago
News 27 Oct 2020
Arson and vandalism: the continuing tragedy of two iconic churches in Santiago

The irrationality and hatred we are witnessing is an attack on a fundamental human right to religious liberty!

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A million children praying the Rosary – record numbers respond
News 27 Oct 2020
A million children praying the Rosary – record numbers respond

Responding to the appeal by Pope Francis, inviting all children to join in this initiative, young people from no fewer than 136 different countries and on every continent took part in the most recent annual event of “A million children praying the Rosary....

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Priest killed in Venezuela
News 22 Oct 2020
Priest killed in Venezuela

ACN has received the sad news of the murder of the Venezuelan priest José Manuel de Jesús Ferreira, parish priest of the Eucharistic Shrine of San Juan Bautista in the diocese of San Carlos de Cojedes and project partner of ACN.

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Two churches set in fire in Santiago de Chile
News 20 Oct 2020
Two churches set in fire in Santiago de Chile

The International Pontifical Foundation ACN condemns the violent attacks on churches in Santiago de Chile yesterday, 18 October. Two churches were attacked by protesters at a time when several hours of peaceful demonstrations were taking place to celebrat...

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Fundraising for Lebanon blast victims
News 17 Oct 2020
Fundraising for Lebanon blast victims

Two brave children, Trey and Erin, ages 13 and 11, and their parents recently organised a fundraiser for the victims in Beruit and donated the money to Aid to the Church in Need's National Emergency Appeal for Lebanon.

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ACN will support the reconstruction of Beirut with five million Euros
News 16 Oct 2020
ACN will support the reconstruction of Beirut with five million Euros

The charity announces new aid initiatives, ten weeks on from the catastrophic explosion in the city.

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Syria: The two Franciscan Friars giving hope to Christians living under Sharia in Idlib province
News 15 Oct 2020
Syria: The two Franciscan Friars giving hope to Christians living under Sharia in Idlib province

In spite of the difficulties, Father Luai and Father Hanna have stayed on there because they believe that this region should not be abandoned.

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Iraqi rescuer of centuries-old books from ISIS's destruction nominated for the EU award
News 14 Oct 2020
Iraqi rescuer of centuries-old books from ISIS's destruction nominated for the EU award

Mgr. Najeeb Michaeel, Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, has been listed as one of the three finalists to obtain the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament. The decision will be announced on 22 October.

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Pope Francis supports ACN's Prayer Campaign 'One Million Children Praying the Rosary'
News 13 Oct 2020
Pope Francis supports ACN's Prayer Campaign 'One Million Children Praying the Rosary'

During the Angelus in St Peter's Square on Sunday 11 October 2020, Pope Francis publicly announced and encouraged people to participate in Aid to the Church in Need's prayer campaign 'One Million Children Praying the Rosary.'

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Pakistan: Seven wasted years
News 13 Oct 2020
Pakistan: Seven wasted years

The head of a Catholic human rights’ organisation in Pakistan has hit out at the country’s justice system for taking so long to free the man wrongly accused of sparking one of the worst outbreaks of anti-Christian violence.

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Father Pier Luigi Maccalli finally set free after two years in the hands of jihadists
News 12 Oct 2020
Father Pier Luigi Maccalli finally set free after two years in the hands of jihadists

The Italian SMA missionary Father Pier Luigi Maccalli has finally been set free, on Tuesday 6 October 2020, more than two years after he was originally abducted in the diocese of Niamey in Niger, on 17 February 2018.

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