ACN’s ‘deep sorrow’ at the passing of Pope Benedict

We invite you to join with friends and benefactors of ACN throughout the world in praying for the soul of Pope Benedict XVI (1927-2022). The former Pope cared deeply about the work of Aid to the Church in Need and in 2011 raised the charity to the status of a Pontifical Foundation.

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The Adoration of the Three Kings

As we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, read how your prayers and action are your gift to the suffering Church.

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  • DR CONGO: Turn the ‘river of blood’ into an ‘ocean of reconciliation’

    POPE Francis’s visit this week to DR Congo is aimed at transforming a “river of hatred and violence into an ocean of justice and reconciliation” – according to the country’s Vatican ambassador. Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Archbishop Ettore Balestrero highlighted the Pontiff’s meeting on Wednesday (1st February) with […]

    A displacement camp in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province in the conflict-stricken east of DR Congo (© ACN)
  • SPAIN: Appeal for prayer following attack on churches in Spain

    A CATHOLIC charity with links to the churches in Spain where a man was killed on Wednesday (25th January) has condemned the attacks and called for prayers for the victims. The suspected Islamist terrorist incidents occurred in the churches of San Isidro and Our Lady of Palma in the southern city of Algeciras on Wednesday […]

    Javier Menéndez Ros, national director of ACN (Spain) (© ACN)

Upcoming Events

  • Sharing The Church’s Story

    One-Day Conference with Bishop Robert Barron Catholic Voices and the Word on Fire Institute and the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom are hosting a one-day conference called SHARING THE CHURCH’S STORY. The vision of the conference is to bring people together in person for an experience of profound personal renewal and to be equipped […]

    Image of Bishop Robert Barron Keynote Speaker who has been invited to speak about religion at the headquarters of Facebook, Google, and Amazon. He has spoken at many conferences and events all over the world, including the 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków and the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. ©
  • Lenten Service 2023

    Lenten Service Wednesday 29th March 2023St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Soho Square, W1D 4NR Book 1 of just 100 places for a wonderful Lenten service of devotion sung by The Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory, directed by Charles Cole. St Patrick’s Church, is a beautiful house of prayer in central London and the perfect setting to […]

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#Redwednesday Petition 2022

We ask you to Sign our PETITION to support Christians in Nigeria, request our latest FREE Report and pledge your prayer and action. Thank you for your prayers and action and for joining with ACN to call for justice and in helping to change the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Catholic Diary 2023

A pocket Catholic appointments diary, which marks all feast days and lists liturgical readings. Includes the order of the Mass. Cover colour may vary.