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Aid to the Church in Need gives $2.1 million for the Pope’s legacy

In Iraq, scholarships will allow the Catholic University in Erbil to enrol more than four times as many Christian students as it has already.   Less than one year after the historic visit of Pope Francis in Iraq, and despite difficulties posed by the pandemic, the first cohort of students have started to benefit from […]

Iraq: Ankawa, Home of the Christians, Comes of Age

The creation of “the biggest district of Christians in the Middle East” has been warmly welcomed by a bishop from the area who sees the development as critical for securing the future of the Church in the country. Syriac Catholic Archbishop Nathaniel Nizar Semaan of Adiabene told Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need […]

Feature story – Iraq

Iraq “Many people are regaining hope” The Christian refugees – Andrzej Halemba, ACN’s representative for the Middle East, sees signs of progress in northern Iraq “Many people are regaining hope,”– such is the situation of the Christian refugees in northern Iraq, according to Father Andrzej Halemba, who heads the Middle East section of the international Catholic pastoral […]

Journey with ACN – Iraq

© Aid to the Church in Need JOURNEY WITH ACN is  our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our blog and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and various projects we have helped to bring into being together with ACN benefactors. This week :   Iraq “Nobody is angry at God” […]

PRESSE RELEASE: Iraq – Aid to the Church in Need opens refugee school in Iraq

First of eight schools for Christian children inaugurated Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adaptation Robert Lalonde, AED Canada Montreal/Königstein / Erbil-Ankawa, December 15th, 2014- Last thursday, a school for Christian children was inaugurated in Erbil-Ankawa. This is the first of a total of eight schools funded by the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in […]

ACN helps kids go back to school

All projects underway adding up to a total amount of 5.77 million CAN – one of the largest efforts in ACN’s history – shows the scale of the drama experienced by our Iraqi brothers and sisters.  If our partners recognize us for our support, we still know that they are far from the end of […]