Distribution of Bibles, religious books and media

“Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to all creation,” Jesus said. Aid to the Church in Need takes this assignment literally. For instance, since 1979, our organisation has been a publisher and global supplier of the Child’s Bible, which has been translated into 191 languages and has already been distributed more than 51 million times. Often in poor countries, the Child’s Bible is the first book that children receive in their own language; frequently, it is the only picture book that the little ones can get hold of in their entire lives.

In 2020 alone, 590,000 religious books were produced and distributed with the help of ACN.

For some children the Bible is the only picture book that they can get hold of.

Fr. Martin Barta, Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Foundation 

In addition, Aid to the Church in Need promotes YOUCAT, the illustrated Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is now available in 58 languages. Since 2016, our foundation has also been the publisher of DOCAT, a modern translation of the social teachings and doctrine of the Catholic Church. 

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