‘We need to do something big for the family, something like the Child’s Bible.’

Father Werenfried, ACN’s founder, often expressed this wish. He could see the connection between the Gospel message, life, the family and the young people of the Church. Today ACN Child’s Bible has been published 51 million times in 187 languages and 202 different countries or regions.

And for young people we also have the YOUCAT series, now in a number of different titles – a catechism, a youth Bible, a prayer book, a Confirmation book, a Confession book, and as DOCAT, a practical summary of Catholic social teaching. The publication of this series is supported by the pontifical foundation ACN. The YOUCAT catechism alone has now reached 4 million copies in over 150 different countries.

Last year, thanks to your generosity we were also able to fund the publication of numerous other liturgical and religious writings and books in a total printing of some 1.5 million copies.

We are trying to do what Father Werenfried wanted: Something big for the family.

The Holy Bible remains the most widely read book in the world, with an estimated total printing of around 3 billion copies.

This article can be found in Mirror 0617.