Please Help Iraqi Christians Return Home

On June 10, 2014, ISIS forces killed and looted their way through Mosul. Christians were told to convert to Islam or leave, abandoning their homes and possessions. On Aug. 6, 2014, ISIS swept across the Nineveh plains, forcing 120,000 Christians to flee overnight to Erbil, Kurdistan. Your support has helped care for them ever since.

Today, ISIS is on the run and the Nineveh plains have already seen the return of hundreds of Christian families. Please join in supporting the rebuilding of the nine Christian towns and villages on the Nineveh plains. The faithful of Iraq need your prayers and sacrifice.

Thank you and God bless you.

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Support the Formation of 16 Young Novices in Ukraine

The Sisters of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Lord and the Holy Virgin of Matará, who are based in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk in Western Ukraine, provide catechetical and religious instruction, organize retreat days and help young people to discern their vocation in life. They also care for orphans and for the sick and elderly, who often suffer great need in Ukraine.

Currently there are 16 young women in the novitiate, preparing to one day commit themselves permanently to the service of God and their fellow men.  Can you help?


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Christians Under Siege

In Aleppo, the dead await final resting place
"Doors and gravestones were also pillaged and several graves were opened."

Prelate reclaims his Archdiocese of Mosul
"People will return from time to time to check on their houses, but at the moment one cannot permanently stay in Mosul."

Rowing against the current in Damascus
Such an old Apostolic Church, rooted in tradition and customs--can she take steps towards a new type of Christian testimony?

ACN funds slate of new projects to help Christians in Syria
With aid funneled through local Churches, vulnerable members of the Muslim population are also among the beneficiaries.

Projects in Need

Support the Formation of 16 Young Novices in Ukraine
Currently there are 16 young women in the novitiate, preparing to one day commit themselves permanently to the service of God and their fellow men. Will you give to support the formation of these young women?

Help Holy Spirit Fathers with their Pastoral Work in an Underdeveloped Region of Ethiopia
Will you give to help these Holy Spirit Fathers better serve and develop this poor region of Ethiopia? We are sure they will gratefully remember you in their prayers.

Pastoral care for Poor Christian Couples and Families in Pakistan
It is the bishop's deepest wish to be able to help these families hold together in difficult circumstances and live their Christian faith in such a way that peace, harmony and love can prevail within them. Can you help?

Support 38 Religious Sisters Serving the Poorest of the Poor in Argentina
These Sisters visit families in the villages, care for the sick and elderly, pray with the people and manage to introduce a little light and laughter into their poverty stricken homes. Will you help support them?

Church Around the World

Another priest is murdered in Mexico
In 2016 Mexico was the most dangerous country in the world for priests. The nation earned the sad distinction for the ninth time in a row.

'We have lost an advocate on earth, but gained one in Heaven'
"The great work of ACN belongs among the spiritual movements that emerged in the Church after the disaster of the Second World War."

Mali: 'To secure peace we must start with our own family.'
"In two or three places on the border to Burkina Faso Christian communities have already been prevented from gathering for Mass."

Aid to the Church in Need gives thanks for record year of donations
The funds helped finance 5,303 projects in 148 countries.

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