I was recently contacted by Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity, and I'm happy to pass their informationon, as they do vital work:
* From their Mission Statement:
"You assure a fundamental service to the human person when he or she is deprived of an inalienable right to religious liberty."
— John Paul II
As an international Catholic charity under the guidance of the Holy Father, Aid to the Church in Need’s mission is to help suffering and persecuted faithful worldwide.
As the voice of the suffering Church, with the help of our ACN family of faithful — hundreds of thousands of concerned and committed Catholics worldwide — we reach out to assist people in need in over 145 countries. Each year, we fulfill more than 5,000 projects through our spiritual and material aid programs. Our shared goal: To help strengthen the Church and keep the Faith alive.
Where there is darkness and despair, we provide light, hope, and a constant sign that the Church is a dynamic, single, universal body in Christ.
You can also support the organization just by following them on the web and by spreading the word about their mission and the work they do:
- Follow Aid to the Church in Need on Twitter.
- Become a Fan of the charity on Facebook.
- Read their blog at churchinneed.wordpress.com.
- View photos of projects and people on Flickr.