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Project of the Week—Help for Refugee Children in Lebanon

Empowering Syrian refugee children and their families through education The situation in Lebanon remains a desperate one. The profound political, social and economic crisis that has gripped the country since late 2019 has plunged large sections of the population into desperation and poverty. The pandemic has made matters even worse. Moreover, one and a half […]

Lebanon: The Church Will Not Abandon the Refugees and the Needy

Lebanon is the country that has taken in the highest number of refugees in the world, in proportion to its own population. And the almost 1½ million refugees in the country also include many Christians. In the mainly Christian regions of the country the local Catholic Church has been helping the poorest and those in […]

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon

Helping Lebanon by Preparing Seminarians Until recently, Lebanon has been the only country in the Middle East with a Christian majority. Today, Christians make up no more than an estimated 34% of the total population. Among those left,  only one quarter of young people aged under 25 are Christian. The emigration of the Christian population […]

Syria/Russia Syria trip of Catholic and Orthodox delegation

Syria 08 April 2016 The street in Al-Qaryatayn few days after liberated from ISIS. Syria/Russia Syria trip of Catholic and Orthodox delegation – a “tangible reaction to the meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow”   Last week, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, chairman of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the Russian Federation, Archpriest […]