Repair a Boat for a Diocese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


The Diocese of Lisala is one of the oldest and largest Democratic Republic of the Congo, with an area of over 24,000 square miles. Situated …

In Sri Lanka where faithful are afraid, ‘there is no way to peace—peace is the way’


Father Malaka Leonard Fernando is the Minister Provincial of the Vice Province of our Lady of Lanka, Sri Lanka, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans. …

Survey measures US Catholics’ perceptions of the global persecution of Christians


ACCORDING to a new poll, 46 percent of US Catholics say the global persecution of Christians is “very severe”—an increase of more than 16 percent …

In Nigeria, a widow cries out: ‘watching him butchered will haunt me forever’


Catherine Ibrahim lives in a camp for displaced persons run by the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. Here, she describes the murder of …

Battling Al-Shabaab, Kenyan Catholic soldiers find courage in their faith


THE NAME AL-SHABAAB sends chills down any Kenyan’s spine. It is synonymous with death, violence, and destruction. The Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group has singled out …

We are embarking on reconstruction program in Syria


AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (ACN) is embarking on a program of reconstruction and restoration in Syria, including inAleppo, one of the cities that …

In Pakistan, a Muslim confronts great risks in becoming Christian


THIS IS THE STORY of Kainut, a brave 20-year-old girl who grew up a Muslim, with a Christian mother and a Muslim father, but she …

Nigerian bishop sees pitfalls of ‘clerical Church’


BISHOP MATTHEW HASSAN KUKAH heads the Diocese of Sokoto, in northwestern Nigeria. He is the founder of the Kukah Center, a policy-research institute that engages …

Poll measures US Catholic perception of global Christian persecution


FORTY PERCENT of US Catholics believe that Christian persecution around the world is “severe.” Four-in-ten Catholics say that half or more of religiously-based attacks around …

ACN supports the suffering Church around the world, helps the Church stand up for the human rights and dignity of believers, including in Kenya

A short film you helped fund is vying for an Oscar!


A FILM NOMINATED in the “Short film (live action) category” at the 2018 Academy Awards received financial support from our organization. Watu Wote (All of …

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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.”