Help Us Provide Emergency Aid For Ukraine

100% of all donations will be used to provide humanitarian relief to refugees and our brothers and sisters suffering in Ukraine right now.
Those in need will be supplied with food, water, clothing, shelter, medicine, etc. Thank you for caring and for showing immense generosity. God bless you.

If you are able, please make a donation to help the faithful of Ukraine.

The contemplative Benedictines of Solonka, in Ukraine, near Lviv, are used to silence and solitude. But because of the crisis, they have opened their doors. Since the end of February 2022, they have assisted hundreds of needy families,  helping to feed them and shelter them. May God bless them.

 

Prayer for Ukraine: Lord, we ask You to give peace, we pray for the defenders of Ukraine, we pray for the people, for the refugees, we pray for the conversion of Vladimir Putin, we pray that we begin Lent and we go through it to your Resurrection. We realize that every crucifixion lived in you, every cross gives in life. May the Mother of God cover Ukraine and the world under her mantle. Amen 
Archbishop Metropolitan Borys Gudziak

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the faithful of Ukraine.
As Bishop Pavlo Honcharuk of Kharkiv told us, “The situation is getting worse every day.  We live now from hour to hour.”

 ACN has supported the Church in Ukraine for more than 70 years. With the help of our donors, we will not abandon her now.

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Anti-Christian violence follows killing of Christian girl in Sokoto, Nigeria

IBishop Kukah appealed “to Christians to remain law abiding and pray for the return of normalcy and congratulates the local authorities and police for their work in dispersing the crowd before they could do further damage.”

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Nigeria: Christian student is stoned and burned to death

“”The religious extremism we have become so familiar with under Boko Haram, and that has caused so many innocent victims, seems to have spread and polarized an increasingly large part of society. There is a serious religious liberty crisis, and it is not only caused by terrorists.”

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Father Joseph Aketeh Bako. Fr Joseph had been kidnapped from his home on 8 March 2022, and although there had been rumours that he had died in the hands of his abductors weeks ago, Church authorities were only able to verify this now.

ACN deplores murder of priest in Kaduna, Nigeria

“The increase in kidnappings, murders and general violence against civilians, including members of the Catholic clergy in many parts of Nigeria, is a scourge that is yet to be properly addressed by the local authorities,”

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Christians look with hope and concern at Lebanon’s parliamentary elections

“The Church wants Lebanon to be truly independent and the Lebanese government to have full authority over all of Lebanon. We want equality and prosperity for all Lebanese regardless of their religion.

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4-year scholarship program for students studying at Catholic University in Erbil (CUE), 2021-25. First day of classes at the start of the semester on 15 December 2021.

ACN calls on international community to help Iraq attain stability and economic development

The past few decades have been very hard on Christians in Iraq. Economic and political uncertainty, coupled with large-scale persecution that culminated in the rise of the Islamic State, led to a massive exodus which reduced the Christian population from over 1 million to between 150,000 and 250,000 today.

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SOUTH SUDAN: “The Pope’s visit will be very important for peace”, says Portuguese Combonian Sister living in Wau

The countdown to Pope Francis' visit to South Sudan, scheduled for July 5-7, has already begun. For Sister Beta Almendra, a Portuguese Comboni nun living in Wau, the presence of the Holy Father could be historic for the peace process in the youngest country in the world. Sister Beta Almendra (in the middle).

Missionary in South Sudan: ‘Pope’s visit will be very important for peace’

“Many of the people in South Sudan have never known anything else. There are generations that were born into war. And the last war was terrible, so much was destroyed. Schools, infrastructure, hospitals, churches, lives, many women and children, and there was also an attempt to eliminate people with a certain education, people who could become future leaders.”

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"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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