Pope Benedict XVI: a supporter of ACN

Pope Benedict's first encyclical, ‘Deus Caritas Est’, on the subject of charity, has been very valuable to ACN in its mission to help the suffering Church.
Pope Benedict's first encyclical, ‘Deus Caritas Est’, on the subject of charity, has been very valuable to ACN in its mission to help the suffering Church.

Prayers and help for Ukraine

Ukraine is in a state of war. ACN has supported the Church in Ukraine during the past and it will not abandon her at this very critical and difficult time.
Ukraine is in a state of war. ACN has supported the Church in Ukraine during the past and it will not abandon her at this very critical and difficult time.

Activity Report 2021

ACN is the only international Catholic organisation focusing on the pastoral and spiritual support of persecuted and suffering Christians around the world.
ACN is the only international Catholic organisation focusing on the pastoral and spiritual support of persecuted and suffering Christians around the world.
Shocked and with their houses destroyed or damaged, many families are asking to churches, convents, or even hospitals for a place to stay until the crisis passes...
There are unconfirmed fatalities among Christian communities caused by the earthquake in Syria, such as the death of a priest in Aleppo...
Sister Beta Almendra, a Portuguese Comboni missionary in Wau, South Sudan, can hardly hide her excitement at the visit of Pope Francis...
On 18th October of children all over the world will pray the rosary for unity and peace. You can also join our yearly prayer campaign!
The Church must propose clearly and courageously to each new generation the vocational call, help people to discern the authenticity of their call from God and to respond to it generous
Thousands of Christians in Africa and the Middle East, persecuted and displaced because of their faith, depend on the Church’s social and pastoral work.

Our Mission is to support Christians in Need

Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organisation for war refugees and recognised as a Pontifical Foundation since 2011, Aid to the Church in Need is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted or oppressed or suffering material need.

ACN supports every year an average of 6.000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding.

A Pontifical Foundation with worldwide reach

With offices in 23 countries and close to 400.000 benefactors, ACN is able to support every year an average of 6.000 projects in close to 150 countries.

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