Mother and Child in South Sudan

Please Help the Faithful of South Sudan

Can you help us build a culture of love in South Sudan? 

In the last three years, more than 50,000 have died and nearly 2.5 million people have been forced from their homes in this, the world’s youngest country.  The faithful have suffered through decades of a brutal civil war and today continue to live the horrors of bloodshed, abduction and assaults on women and girls.

With your support, Aid to the Church in Need is helping, in particular, the youngest victims of violence by funding Church programs that provide for  basic needs, shelter, and a healing environment where children can be children -- like the House of Hope, started by The Missionaries of the Divine Word in the Parish of Lainya, where youth can play, learn to work as a team and do their homework.

Any amount will aid God’s most vulnerable in their daily struggle to survive. Thank you.


Sister Annie - People are living in Fear

This ordinary woman, Sister Annie Demerjian, is doing extraordinary things in Syria, but the circumstances are difficult and the terror continues each day for every man, woman and child.

They are living in fear most of the time and also with hope that one day there will be peace.  Parents, when they send their children to school, say goodbye like they will not see each other again, because they know that at any time rockets or shells might fall on top of us.

The situation is a dire one.  But you can bring a measure of hope to our brothers and sisters today.  Your donation will provide clothes and shoes to orphans; enable the building of schools so that children can return to their education; provide food, shelter and medicine, and so much more.  May God bless you for whatever you can give.



Sister Annie with Children in Need - Aleppo, Syria

Christians Under Siege

Iraqi archbishop remains firm and hopeful: 'there will always be Christians in Iraq!'
"Islam needs reform and, unlike Christian violence that was committed based on a misinterpretation of Scripture, there is a call to violence in the Koran--and that needs addressing."

Iraqi Christians rejoice over liberation of Qaraqosh
"We are very happy, and we are praying to be able to return to our homes one day. "

Syria: 'our world needs a revolution against violence'
"The only way of stopping the extremists is to enter into a dialogue with Islam. "

Syria: Church leaders bring children's call for peace to European leaders
"The more we Christians are united in our defense of children in need, the stronger our voice and the more effective our efforts."

Projects in Need

Fund the Building of Two Village Chapels in Bolivia
The Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul in Coroico includes not only the area of the town itself but also the surrounding villages 145 of them. Now there is a plan to build additional chapels. This will strengthen the presence of the Church and enable more children to have access to the sacraments.

Solar panels for a Catholic Home for Poor and Elderly in Sri Lanka
The bishop has turned to ACN for help to purchase solar panels to provide the house with a less expensive electricity supply. We have promised $7,900 for this. Will you help us fulfill this promise?

Support the Renovation of a Convent for Poor Clares in Brazil
The house in which the Sisters live was built almost 40 years ago and since then there has been no maintenance or modernization work on it. The most pressing problem is obsolete electrical wiring which is potentially dangerous and could cause a fire. Will you help?

A Car for Pastoral Work in a Remote Parish Region in India
ACN has promised $11,000 for a new vehicle. Will you help Father Felix Anthony buy a car so that he can better perform pastoral work in this remote parish region?

Church Around the World

Albanian Church honors its martyrs: stories of gruesome deaths
"Long live Christ the King, long live Albania. We forgive those who kill us."

With just one place to worship, Somalia is a dangerous place for Christians
"The church is a silent witness in a country where there are more and more mosques, thanks to financial aid from Saudi Arabia."

In Brazil, the Word of God prevented bloodshed
The efforts of missionaries led to the decision by the indigenous peoples to give up alcohol.

The mystery of faith in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
"To search for God in simplicity and love, at any time."

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