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Sri Lanka – This Christmas, help the poor

Deep in crisis, Sri Lankans will focus on helping the poor this Christmas  The bishops of Sri Lanka have asked the faithful to avoid lavish celebrations this Christmas, as the country faces an uphill struggle after mismanagement led to economic disaster.   Christians have been asked to avoid “fabulous” celebrations and overspending this Christmas season, as […]

Lebanon – “People in Tyre were always poor, but now they are below zero”

Tyre is mentioned in the gospels as one of the places Jesus went to after having clashed with the pharisees in Galilee. Once a majority Maronite city, Christians make up less than 30% of the population today, and many are desperately poor, surviving only due to Church help, including food packages funded by Aid to […]

“Syrians too poor to pay for surgery or operations,” says Aleppo bishop

During a recent visit to the headquarters of international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), in Germany, Melkite Greek Archbishop Georges Masri, of Aleppo, described the serious crisis affecting both the population’s health and the Church’s pastoral work. The war in Syria is currently on the backburner, but the country continues to experience […]

Haïti – Kidnapping of Father Whatner Aupont Highlights Haitian Crisis

According to Msgr. Launay Saturné, Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien, a wave of riots and kidnappings is causing a breakdown of national life in Haiti. On Thursday, April 28, a group of heavily armed bandits kidnapped several people, including Father Whatner Aupont, priest of St. Joseph the Worker’s church at Grande Ravine in the Diocese of Anse-à-Veau […]

Aid to the Church in Need sending emergency aid to Mozambique

Mozambique Aid to the Church in Need sending aid to Mozambique – “No one heard victims crying for help as they were carried away by floods’ says priest.”   A priest in Mozambique has given a graphic account of the devastating impact of the cyclone amid reports that up to 1,000 people have been killed. The […]

PRESS RELEASE: Syria – The Catholic Church launches appeal in response to refugee crisis

Syria The Catholic Church launches appeal in response to refugee crisis Funds to be matched by Canadian government Montreal, Thursday September 17, 2015 – The Catholic Church in Canada is mobilizing to respond to the growing refugee crisis that is currently affecting Europe and the Middle East. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Canadian Catholic […]