ACN UK Statement (First posted on 11th Feb 2021)

regarding ‘Christ und Welt’ article – 10th February 2021


“Aid to the Church in Need UK was alerted to a serious allegation regarding ACN founder, Fr Werenfried van Straaten (1913 – 2003), when notification of the possible publication of a leaked letter in “Christ und Welt” became known after an ACN International Zoom call on 29th January 2021.

“ACN UK would like to place on record its deep distress regarding this alleged incident and the terrible hurt of the woman concerned. We are very glad that ACN International has reached out to her.

“The work of this charity for suffering and needy Christians is of paramount importance in today’s world. We are a UK charity, registered with the Charity Commission, with an independent board and independently regulated, having our own governance – including full safeguarding procedures – and with the oversight of our own funds supporting particular projects.”

Neville Kyrke-Smith,
National Director of Aid to the Church in Need UK

For ACN International’s full Statement Click here