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Aid to the Church in Need – Red Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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ACN web largeAs part of the work of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' (CCCB) Commission for Justice and Peace, the Bishops of Canada identified a need to draw attention to the plight of the world's persecuted Christians. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is Catholic and Pontifical organization concerned with the poor, oppressed or persecuted communities. Currently, 200 million of the world's Christians are unable to freely live out their faith. They suffer from oppression or persecution.

To raise awareness of this oppression, the ACN's Red Wednesday is an initiative aimed at highlighting the persecution and injustice suffered by Christians, while promoting respect and tolerance between people of different faith traditions. The ACN encourages people to take a stand for their faith, and more broadly, for religious freedom.

More information on the Red Wednesday initiative and suggested activities is available on the ACN website www.acn-canada.org .

Last Updated on Friday, October 26 2018  
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On January 13th 2010, Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen became Canada’s first Catholic Bishop of East Asian descent. He is the great-grandson of a Vietnamese Martyr.