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Egypt – Violence against Christians during the Christmas season

Egypt is home to the largest Christian community in the Arab world – the Coptic Church. Dating back to the very beginnings of Christianity and to the Apostle Mark, there are about 8 million Copts in Egypt today. But in a deeply politically divided country with Islam as its state religion, even such a venerable […]

Egypt – “My mother was killed by a terrorist while she was helping him”

Picture: Bullet hole in portrait of late Pope Kyrillos VI, in corridor of St. Mina Church in Cairo Egypt “My mother was killed by a terrorist while she was helping him” Testimony of the daughter of one of the victims of the attacks in Cairo last December.   Gunmen attacked worshippers leaving a Coptic Orthodox church […]

ACN Feature Story – Lebanon

Lebanon “What will remain of Lebanon?”   Beirut/Montreal, Tuesday May 5, 2015 –  Patriarch Bechara Cardinal Rai is worried about the religious balance in Lebanon. In an interview with the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) at his official residence in Bkerke (Lebanon), the head of the Maronite Church, which is in […]

ACN pledges its solidarity with the Syrian people

This is but a beginning for a situation where the needs are immense.  In response to the catastrophic situation hat has befallen millions of people in Syria following 4 years of war, the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has pledged millions in emergency aid to  fund a number of […]

Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako speaks out: PLEASE DON’T FORGET US

Dear benefactors and interested followers – The Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako spoke out at a recent conference on the question of Christians in the Middle East, which was held with financial support from “Aid to the Church in Need” on the fringe of the plenary session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. […]