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Feature Story – An Appeal from Aleppo the Carmelites

Syria AN APPEAL FROM ALEPPO – FROM THE CARMELITE NUNS   “The situation is a complicated one, and we are hearing many contradictory stories. The only truth we do know is that the people here are suffering and dying.” The words are those of Sister Anne-Françoise, a French religious of the Enclosed an Apostolic Discalced […]

ACN Press: Syria – More bombings in Aleppo

Syria A “consternating” situation leaving Christians “exasperated” Aid to the Church in Need recently received information coming from its partners in Syria from the village of Aleppo.  For many days, the inhabitants have suffered through many more bombings.   “Aleppo has known a veritable war for the third consecutive day,” writes Father Fadi.  “The terrorists bomb the […]

ACN Feature: Syria – A Franciscan priest reports from the embattled city of Aleppo

Syria “Things were never so bad in Aleppo before.”   In an urgent appeal to the outside world, Franciscan Father Ibrahim Alsabagh is calling on Christians throughout the world to pray for the Syrian city of Aleppo, currently caught up in the midst of heavy fighting. “Never, since the beginning of this terrible war were […]

Feature Story – Syria: “The fruits of your love are a consolation to us”

Syria “The fruits of your love are a consolation to us” Despite the ceasefire, life for the Christians of Aleppo remains difficult – Aid to the Church in Need is now supporting a project intended to help improve day-to-day life   The conflict in Syria entered its sixth year in March. The ceasefire and the […]

ACN Report – Christmas in Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria “Christmas without joy in their hearts” In the midst of the hellish conditions that have overshadowed Aleppo, Sister Annie endeavours to give the people a merry Christmas – Aid to the Church in Need is supporting her Christmas music, colourful balloons, lights and a Christmas tree: Sister Annie and her helpers have decorated […]

ACN Feature Story – Aleppo

Syria The Church rebuilds lives in Aleppo “Build to Stay” provides training and funding for Christians whose livelihood has been destroyed in the country’s now four-year-old civil war. Abboud Banna is one of Aleppo’s many unlucky ones. The home of this 74-year-old Melkite Catholic was severely damaged in a recent bomb attack on the Christian […]

Journey with ACN – Syria

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our website and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world and introducing you to various projects we have helped to bring into being together with our partners and ACN benefactors. This week:  Syria The Consecrated life For a tiny corner of Heaven   […]

Syria – Do not forget Aleppo!

 Syria Do not forget Aleppo! Montreal/Königstein, Friday April 17, 2015 – “The world must not forget Aleppo.” With these words Johannes Freiherr von Heereman, the Executive President of the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need, has launched an appeal to help the people of Aleppo who are caught up in the war […]

ACN News – Syria : Aleppo, a forgotten city

Syria Aleppo, a forgotten city Montreal/Aleppo, Monday May 13, 2015 – Following a new air strike on a school in Aleppo yesterday which killed 9 people, 5 of who were children, Sister Annie, a religious Sister on site wrote to Aid to the Church in Need calling on the world for help, describing the tragic […]

PRESS RELEASE – Syria: Aid to the Church in Need pledges 3.27 million in emergency aid 

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada ACN, Königstein/Montreal, Monday, February 16, 2015 – The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has pledged millions in emergency aid in response to the catastrophic situation that has befallen millions of people in Syria after four years of […]