Aid to the Church in Need

  • Mount Druitt local appointed new leader of Aid to the Church in Need

    Bernard Toutounji, who grew up in the Diocese of Parramatta, has recently been appointed as National Director of the Australian office of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). This came after the retirement of the highly respected longtime director, Philip Collignon. “To me, the most unique and beautiful...
  • German community still welcoming the stranger

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, December 2016 Visit St Raphael’s Chaplaincy at Blacktown, and leave Western Sydney behind, as you step into a slice of Germany. St Hedwig Village is an important part of the community, founded for retirees and the elderly. European carved statues adorn the chapels and...
  • New Secretary General energises Aid to the Church in Need

    Source: Catholic Outlook, October 2016 By Elizabeth McFarlane and Jordan Grantham A number of decades ago, a South American priest on a study tour in Germany visited the international headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need. This priest went on to become a bishop, whose diocese received support...
  • People in Aleppo denied water and electricity

    Posted on 17 March 2016 By John Newton Jihadists may be to blame for cutting off essential water and electricity supplies in Aleppo, according to a bishop who fears for the lives of those affected. Bishop Georges Abou Khazen, the Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, told...
  • Entire Syrian communities starved into submission

    Source: John Pontifex, Aid to the Church in Need Posted 15 January 2016 Food has become “the most deadly weapon of war” in Syria, according to a leading Catholic charity’s Middle East projects coordinator, who says both government and rebel forces are blocking humanitarian aid to force entire communities...
Menu