Syria: The Christian Hope Centre in Damascus

New micro-projects centre in Damascus provides hope to Syria’s embattled Christians The Christian Hope Centre a Syrian organization supported by the Catholic Church—has opened its first ever micro-projects program centre in the Syrian capital of Damascus. The program, which launched officially on July 22, will be the only micro-projects centre in the historic Christian quarter. […]

World Refugee Day: An Overview of ACN Support for Refugees

In 2020, ACN funded more than 25 projects to support refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in different parts of the world, especially those in Africa and the Middle East. Africa Sub-Sahara Africa hosts more than 26% of the world’s refugee population as a result of new conflicts erupting and the ongoing crisis. ACN’s focus […]

Sanctions – Syria’s New Calvary

A leading archbishop has hit out at international sanctions on Syria which are crippling the country and plunging those who survived the civil war into dire poverty. In a message seen by Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus said that the economic crisis in Syria had […]

Syria — “We are living through the worst period in our history.”

The escalation of international conflicts, the Covid-19 pandemic, lack of employment and exorbitant price hikes, the isolation of the Syrian people from the outside world by means of the embargoes and sanctions, and a lack of the most essential for survival—the list of sufferings enumerated by Sister Annie Demerjian, a Syrian religious Sister of the […]

Syria – “The Christians are scared to death and fear for their lives”

Damascus “The Christians are scared to death and fear for their lives”  The current military offensive in Syria not only affects the inhabitants of the Eastern Ghouta region, but also those of neighbouring Damascus. The shelling of the capital city continues. The Christian district at the eastern edge of the old city has also been […]

Syria – ACN News – When the sky turned black with bombs

SYRIA When the sky turned black with bombs A Sister in Damascus has told how she, fellow nuns and students narrowly escaped death yesterday (Tuesday, 20th February 20th) when the sky “turned black” on one of the deadliest days of the conflict in the Syrian capital. Describing the situation at her convent in the Bab […]

Press Release – Syrian Children appeal for Peace

    Syria More than one million children sign an appeal for peace   Damascus/Montreal Thursday, October 6,  2016 –These days, children at more than 2,000 schools all over Syria are drawing and writing messages to the political decision makers of the European Union and United Nations under the motto “Peace for Children.”   This […]

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 […]

ACN Press – Syria

  Wassim Farkouh Homs :  Destruction in another Syrian town: Homs Syria “We don’t want to live under Islamic rule” Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II expresses his shock at the extent of the destruction by ISIS on his recent visit to the town of Al Qaryatayn     Montreal/Königstein April 12, 2016 – After visiting […]

PRESS RELEASE – Syria: Aid to the Church in Need pledges 3.27 million in emergency aid 

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada ACN, Königstein/Montreal, Monday, February 16, 2015 – The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has pledged millions in emergency aid in response to the catastrophic situation that has befallen millions of people in Syria after four years of […]