The Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, His Eminence Beniamino Cardinal Stella, announced on December 18, 2014, that the Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, has been appointed to the International Board of Directors for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

The Executive Director for ACN-Canada, Ms. Marie-Claude Lalonde, says this appointment recognizes the constant support Archbishop Lépine has shown for ACN's mission.

Recently, Archbishop Lépine partnered with ACN Canada to participate last November in a campaign to provide help to Christians in the Middle East.

Also, in a message addressed to all the faithful of the Archdiocese of Montreal, Most Rev. Lépine reminded us, when speaking about 200 million persecuted Christians in the world, that 'there is a responsibility to inform and to find ways of providing support.' He also added that ACN, 'exercises the tripled task of praying, informing and giving,' and is an organization whose support to local churches where Christians are persecuted, exists since 1947.