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A boy carrying the cross in Sudan

A boy carrying the cross in Sudan

Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.

Each year we fund around 5,000 projects in more than 130 countries around world, helping to support the Church in its mission, and bringing hope and solidarity to millions of people.

On these pages you can find out more about our mission to help suffering Christians. 

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Carrying the Cross: Aid to the Church in Need

Our mission

Learn more about the objectives, vision and values of Aid to the Church in Need.

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Contact us

Get in touch and find out more about our work helping persecuted and suffering Christians.

Father Werenfried van Straaten, founder of Aid to the Church in Need, in the Holy Land

History

For more than 65 years Aid to the Church in Need has offered hope and help to suffering Christians.

An Aid to the Church in Need press conference with Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq. Photo copyright Weenson Oo

Press office and media resources

We have key Church contacts in more than 130 countries where we support projects.

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