Religious Freedom Report 2021

Religious Freedom is severely violated in one out of three countries worldwide. This fundamental right was not respected in 62 countries between 2018 and 2020.
Religious Freedom is severely violated in one out of three countries worldwide. This fundamental right was not respected in 62 countries between 2018 and 2020.
The life of Christians on Iraq’s Nineveh Plains remains precarious, even though much progress has been made in the wake...
Co-author of ACN case study describes an increase in the number of attacks The international pontifical foundation Aid to the...
The Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross is a Catholic non-profit facility in Beirut that the economic crisis has brought to...
Thousands of Christians in Africa and the Middle East, persecuted and displaced because of their faith, depend on the Church’s social and pastoral work.
#RedWeek
Several hundred buildings around the world light up in red to illuminate consciences and remember persecuted Christians.
Millions of kids all over the world prayed the Rosary on 18th October 2021 for unity and peace. Learn more about our yearly prayer campaign!

Our Mission is to support Christians in Need

Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organisation for war refugees and recognised as a Pontifical Foundation since 2011, Aid to the Church in Need is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted or oppressed or suffering material need.

ACN supports every year an average of 6.000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding.

A Pontifical Foundation with worldwide reach

With offices in 23 countries and close to 400.000 benefactors, ACN is able to support every year an average of 6.000 projects in close to 150 countries.

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