Nigeria: ‘Light shines in darkness – and darkness cannot overcome it.’

During the first months of 2020 villages were attacked, churches burnt and Christians abducted as they observed a COVID-19 lockdown. ACN has responded in love with projects so that the light of Christ can shine ever more brightly in the darkness of their lives.


During this uncertain time, we know many people will struggle to get to Mass. Keeping ourselves safe and healthy is a priority, but of course, so are prayer and the Eucharist! We have put together a resource where you can find links to online Masses around the world"

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Latest News

  • PAKISTAN: Kidnapped Christian girl now pregnant from rape

    A kidnapped Christian girl in Pakistan has phoned her parents to say she is pregnant after being raped by her abductor, who has imprisoned her in one room of his house. Tabassum Yousaf, the lawyer fighting for the freedom of 15-year-old Catholic girl Huma Younus who was kidnapped in October 2019 and forced to convert […]

    Huma Younus, the girl at the centre of a forced marriage case (Credit: Aid to the Church in Need)
  • INTERNATIONAL: Farewell to the fearless Good Samaritan

    A priest, who is retiring from a leading Catholic charity after 14 years risking his life to bring aid to the Church in need, has been named a modern-day Good Samaritan by Iraq’s most senior Christian leader. Monsignor Andrzej Halemba served as Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) projects coordinator for Asia-Africa, covering hot […]

    Image: Father Andrzej Halemba (Credit: Aid to the Church in Need)

Upcoming Events

  • Coronavirus and the Suffering Church Today – an interview with Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Angaelos of London

    We invite you to attend this digital event looking at whether the persecution of Christians has worsened during the COVID19 pandemic, what spiritual response we can draw from the pandemic and what ACN is doing in response to the pandemic. ACN UK’s National Director, Neville Kyrke-Smith, and Head of Press and Information, John Pontifex, discuss […]

  • Annual Westminster Event

    Due to restrictions from the covid19 lockdown, the Annual Westminster Event will be digital this year. All being well, the Mass for persecuted Christians will still take place in Westminster Cathedral so you are able to attend this part of the usual day, but the rest will be digital and available to stream from this […]

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