ACN sends prayers and funds to suffering communities
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) gathers communities in worldwide prayer, it raises money to add concrete aid to messages and prayers for solidarity and kinship. All around the world people are suffering the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Resources are scarce and the poor are more in need than ever.
This week alone, 50 monasteries have responded to the call for prayer launched by the Pontifical Foundation and have also sent messages of solidarity to the areas most affected by the coronavirus.
On top of this huge demonstration of kinship and solidarity, ACN has established a fund that aims to raise 5 million euros in order to help the priests and religious men and women who are faced with huge difficulties in some of the most desperate communities at this particular time. People can also take part in helping. Donations can be made through the portal: https://www.aed-france.org/projets/covid-19/.
Benoit de Blanpré is the Director of ACN. He says that although this initiative might seem like a small drop of water in an ocean of both present and future needs, it is essential for ACN to do what it can.
Daily support is offered to the lives of needy Christian communities. This initiative will support various projects in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The Executive President of ACN, Thomas Heine-Geldern, has said that “the demand for social and spiritual care is huge”, as the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe.
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