The Foundation Council, under the chairmanship of the Foundation President, is responsible for the basic content and guidelines of the charity. On behalf of the Foundation Council and under the chairmanship of the Executive President, the Executive Council ensures the statutory management of the charity. In the General Council, the presidents of the 23 National Sections advise the foundation and vote on all the significant decisions of the Foundation Council. In cooperation with the Ecclesiastical Assistants of the National Sections, the International Ecclesiastical Assistant is responsible for the spiritual life of the foundation.

The General Secretariat in Königstein centrally manages the entire funding activities and the financial, technical and administrative needs of the foundation. It supports the National Sections in providing media material and produces press and social media content and sound and video productions. The 23 National Sections inform the  benefactors and the public on the situation and needs of suffering Christians. They initiate prayer campaigns, acquire new donors and are responsible for the foundation’s relations with its benefactors.


ACN Ireland Director

Dr. Michael Kinsella –
National Director


ACN International Team

Mauro Cardinal Piacenza –
President

Thomas Heine-Geldern
Executive President

Philipp Ozores –
Secretary General

Eric Dupont –
Director of Administration

Father Martin Barta –
Ecclesiastical Assistant

Regina Lynch –
Director of Projects

Mark von Riedemann –
Director for Public Affairs and Religious Freedom