roman run 2020
Running for the Faith

Seminarians, deacons, and priests studying in Rome want to help those in Sub-Saharan Africa. Please support them with donations as they run the distance of Italy, coast to coast, in their native USA.

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Today, you can make a difference by feeding hungry families, including refugees, who have no support or resources. Thank you for doing what you can.

While Church services are

please continue to worship and stay spiritually connected to us and to our Faith.

at a time when aid is urgently needed
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Support our suffering faithful and those who serve them with a monthly gift. God bless you for your kindness.

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A Catholic charity serving our suffering and persecuted brothers and sisters around the world since 1947

“We no longer have outside support to feed the children.”

Sister Laurence Traoré is a nurse and religious Sister working in Burkina Faso.

Before Coronavirus hit, Sister Laurence and her fellow Sisters helped displaced persons and cared for malnourished children. Now, with the pandemic fiercely attacking the world, they aid those who come to them, helping them practice good hygiene, social distancing, while distributing safety items.

However, our dedicated Sisters are immensely worried. While they remain committed to care for the Coronavirus patients, they cannot ignore the hard realities of their mission:

Children still need to be fed, displaced persons still need to be sheltered, and they, themselves, still need aid for their basic needs – basic needs so that they can continue to care for God’s most vulnerable. Please help.

God bless you for taking part in this vital mission during this Month of Mary.
Senegal, April 2020 The work of the Dominican sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Diassap during COVID-19 times: Sister with sick people ACN supports the sisters with the following project - which is NOT RELATED TO COVID-19: SENEGAL / THIES 19/00110 ID: 1906248 Construction of a convent for the Dominican sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Diassap, parish of Saint Peter of Lalane Only small file quality available

As we continue to pray for the victims of Covid-19, will you assist these  devoted women to continue with their valuable work? The love in our Christian hearts is limitless and can help alleviate so many of the hurts afflicting the world right now.

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Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako said the country’s medical services, still shattered after the 2003 collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime, are already in crisis, with coronavirus cases topping 5,000.

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CRUX: ACNUSA director of outreach on the suffering of the Church in Ethiopia and Eritrea

“In Eritrea, the totalitarian government has gone after Christian institutions and lately those of the Roman Catholic Church to lessen the impact that the Church has on Eritrean society.”

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The new church to be dedicated to St. John Paul II

The first church built on state-owned land in Havana—and dedicated to St. John Paul II—is almost a reality

“The work has been delayed by various cyclones and a hurricane, to say nothing of the tremendous difficulty in trying to get hold of the building materials. But now we can see our dream already almost fulfilled.”

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Msgr. Castoma

In northern Iraq, hope that the pandemic will boost spirit of love

“[Christ] managed to resurrect the dead and heal all kinds of disease. Our belief in him is great. He can end our crisis. And perhaps these difficult circumstances will reconcile us with God.”

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Khushpur is an almost entirely Christian village in the Diocese of Faisalabad, Pakistan

For Christians in Pakistan, pandemic lockdown spells hunger, hardship

The emergency program will provide food parcels to more than 5000 of the poorest families, families that were already living below the poverty threshold before the pandemic.

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Fighting the pandemic in Homs, Syria

With eye on pandemic, ACN launches new emergency aid program for Syrian Christians

Many people in Syria have already reached the end of their strength, as a result of the war and the ongoing economic sanctions. But now they have to face a new enemy, the coronavirus.

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Message of Hope from Sister Annie in Syria
Words of Gratitude and Faith

"Aid to the Church in Need has distinguished itself by transmitting the loving charity of so many Catholics to those places where the Body of Christ – which is his Church – is suffering hunger, humiliation, persecution and martyrdom."

Bishop Raul Biord Castillo - Diocese of La Guaira, Venezuela
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Words of Comfort and Hope

“This brief note is to let you know that we, the monks in Sri Lanka, are praying for the whole world every day from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm before the Blessed Sacrament. And as we pray for the whole world, we have not forgotten you at ACN; you and your loved ones are also remembered in a special way. We pray that the Good Lord may protect you, your loved ones from this pandemic as we believe in a God who is good.”