A registered Catholic Charity in England and Wales 1097984 and Scotland SC040748
Directly under the Holy See, Aid to the Church in Need supports the faithful wherever they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. ACN is a Catholic charity - helping to bring Christ to the world through prayer, information and action. Founded in 1947 by Fr Werenfried van Straaten, whom Pope John Paul II named "An outstanding Apostle of Charity", the organisation is now at work in about 130 countries throughout the world. The charity - whose UK office is in Sutton, Surrey - undertakes thousands of projects every year including providing transport for clergy and lay Church workers, construction of church buildings, funding for priests and nuns and help to train seminarians. Since 1979, almost 50 million copies of Aid to the Church in Need Child`s Bibles have been printed in 172 languages and have been distributed worldwide.
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