Christians in India




Christians in India: discriminated, poor, excluded. They are tested in faith. We are tested in love:


ACN supports the Catholic Church in India, which offers those who suffer a life of rejection a rare opportunity for respite and recognition. The experience of God, who gave His life for mankind, allows a powerful understanding of a human dignity that is common to everyone.

Our help focuses on the needs of the local Church through construction projects, subsistence aid for religious, catechetical training, assistance with transportation, and Mass stipends.

The witness of the priest, the sister, and the catechist is a beacon of hope for those who depend on the social and spiritual support of the Church. Let us help them in their mission!


The Church in India is of the poor and for the poor. Thanks to their Catholic faith, the Dalits understand their dignity as sons and daughters of God. The experience of a merciful God who gave His life for them reveals to them a new dimension of life. However, for them, embracing Christianity often leads to further exclusion and harassment.

Their faith is all that poor Indian Christians have – it strengthens them, despite all the suffering and discrimination.

Let their faith inspire yours and let your prayers strengthen theirs. Thanks to your prayers, our Christian brothers and sisters in India can feel as part of the universal Church!


Christians in India: discriminated, poor, excluded.

They are tested in faith. We are tested in love.

Share their witness of faith and let it inspire your family and friends!

ACN, during 70 years helping Christians in need


Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organization for war refugees and recognized as a papal foundation since 2011, ACN 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 6000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding. ACN – Aid to the Church in Need gGmbH, HRB 8446 is non-profit organization officially registered in Germany and audited internationally by KPMG.