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Syria: A war “unjust, barbaric and destructive”

Syria: A war “unjust, barbaric and destructive”  The Melkite Greek Catholic Bishop of Aleppo in Syria wrote these words last September 16. Msgr. Jean-Clément Jeanbart was then celebrating the 20th anniversary of his ordination as the bishop of this “artistic and intellectual” city, whose citizens are today in great misery.  “Today, at the very moment […]

A day of solidarity with Christians in Syria

 Syria A day of solidarity with Christians in Syria Aid to the Church in Need, who has since the onset of the war four years ago – given $8.675 million dollars in emergency aid, supports the appeal for prayer of Patriarch Gregorios III   Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada ACN […]

Syria – “The Christians want to stay”

This is the last day we will be offering you a story which, along with describing to you the situation as it is lived by Christians in Syria, will also offer you poignant testimonials from the religious personnel on site and from the people living through this unspeakable tragedy. You will see, though Syrians have a capacity […]

Syria – The Lord acts subtly, but He acts

Beginning last Tuesday, and through until tomorrow, we have been offering you a variety of stories which, along with describing to you the situation as it is lived by Christians in Syria, will also offer you poignant testimonials from the religious personnel on site and from the people living through this unspeakable tragedy. You will […]

Syria – “All that counts is the degree of need”

Starting yesterday, and through to Friday, we will offer you a variety of stories which, along with describing to you the situation as it is lived by Christians in Syria, will also offer you poignant testimonials from the religious personnel on site and from the people living through this unspeakable tragedy. You will see, though […]

Syria – Before the jihadists arrived

In the coming days, we will offer you a variety of stories which, along with describing to you the situation as it is lived by Christians in Syria, will also offer you poignant testimonials from the religious personnel on site and from the people living through this unspeakable tragedy. You will see, though Syrians have […]

Syria – “I come to you because my people suffer”

Mark Riedemann, ACN International Adaptded by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada   “Many Muslims are now shy to declare themselves Muslim. I have heard several Muslim say to me: ‘I am ashamed – I do not understand that Islam is like that’. So I think it is the time for a true dialogue. I think it […]

Targeted killing in Homs: project partner of “Aid to the Church in Need” shot dead in Syria

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada ACN, Montreal, April 9, 2014 – Father Frans van der Lugt is dead. The Dutch Jesuit and project partner of “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) was shot Monday morning (April 7) in Homs by an unknown person, as reported by his fellow Jesuit, Father […]

Syria “Christians are living in fear but don’t want to leave their homeland,” states the archbishop of Homs

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada   ACN, Montreal – March 19, 2014 – In spite of an uncertain future, Christians in Syria want to stay. This was the message conveyed by the Melkite Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Yabrud, Jean Abdo Arbach, when […]