“How many of you pray for Christians who are persecuted? Ask yourselves, do I pray for that brother or sister who’s in difficulty for confessing their faith?” — Pope Francis
Under the guidance of the Holy Father, Aid to the Church in Need provides pastoral and humanitarian assistance to the persecuted Church around the world. For more than 67 years, our donors have reached out to the suffering, the distressed and the poorest of the poor in over 145 countries.
Each year, we fulfill more than 5,000 projects through our spiritual and material aid programs. Our shared goal: To help strengthen the Church and keep the Faith alive.
Can we count on you? Will you stand united in Faith?
Where there is darkness and despair, we provide light, hope, and a constant sign that the Church is a dynamic, single, universal body in Christ.
About Our Founder
It all began on Christmas Day, 1947, with an article, “No Room at the Inn,” written by Father Werenfried van Stratten for his abbey’s newsletter. In this article, Father Werenfried passionately called upon faithful to have the courage and compassion to open their hearts and reach out to suffering World War II refugees.
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Our mission is to help suffering and persecuted faithful worldwide.
Father Werenfried passionately called upon faithful to have the courage and compassion.
Aid to the Church in Need came into being in 1947.
Read about your donations and how they've been used.
Get in touch with us.
Aid to the Church in Need has 23 offices around the world.