The mission of Aid to the Church in Need
As well as re-building Churches and providing emergency relief for persecuted Christians, ACN supports over 5,000 pastoral projects annually in 145 countries.
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For Christians around the world it is becoming increasingly difficult to practice and live out their faith. In many places our brothers and sisters suffer for their love to Christ
The mission of Aid to the Church in Need is to build a bridge of love that enables the suffering and persecuted Church to witness their faith and inspire those who help them
Today Aid to the Church in Need or ACN is supporting more than 5000 project requests annually in over 145 countries. Nowadays a huge amount of this help is needed in the Middle East where the Christian presence is facing an existential threat there and in the whole world
ACN helps the construction and reconstruction of church buildings and where Catholic communities gather to worship pray and be strengthened in faith
ACN supports more than 12,000 religious sisters each year helping them fulfill their vocation.
ACN also contributes to those priests who keep the faith alive in their communities every year.
ACN also supports the formation of approximately 13,000 of priests worldwide.
ACN supports the translation printing and distribution of more than 51 million copies of the child’s Bible in 190 different languages
Aid requests come not only for books but for Catholic radio and television stations
The cross the sign of God’s promise has guided the pastoral work of Aid to the Church in Need, it is the cross that has also inspired ACN benefactors to help those who are unable to carry their crosses alone
They are being tested in faith we are being tested in love