Aid to the church in need
Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church supporting Catholics and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.
To find out more please visit the Aid to the Church in Need website.
The House of Commons voted on 21st April 2016 to recognize the persecution of Christians and Yazigis and other minorities by ISIS as genocide. The following motion was resolved by voting 278-0 :
"That this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls on the Government to make an immediate referral to the UN Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court so that perpetrators can be brought to justice."
Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley in Lent 2015, in response to Christians who were being persecuted, asked parishes to raise funds for Aid to the Church in Need to help refugees in Syria and Iraq saying "[it is] a practical way in which we can assist those who are caught up in the horrific situation". In response to the Archbishop's appeal the Parish set up an Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) society.
If you would like to join ACN in the parish please contact the parish office or Andrew Farrell on 07767831548 or talk to one of the priests.