Syria – An interview with Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Samir Nassar

“You can die a number of ways in Damascus” The Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Samir Nassar, spoke to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” on life in Syria and the distress of its people by Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada Aid to the Church in Need: Your […]

PRESS RELEASE : Syria – ‘Hear the cries of the children’

Patriarch’s appeal after bomb blast in playground kills one child and injures 60 others John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Montreal, April 17th, 2014 – THE LEADER of Catholics in Syria has issued a desperate plea for international help, describing how one child was killed and 60 others were injured […]

PRESS RELEASE : Middle East – Meeting with Pope and prayer for peace

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, AED Canada Montreal, November 14th, 2013 – Hopes are high, ahead of the meeting of the Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East with the Pope. Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, which is in full communion with Rome, spoke to the […]

Syria – Syria is not just a map on google earth

Marta Petrosillo, ACN Italy “A military intervention will not achieve anything. Each of the parties involved must understand that the crisis will not be resolved in the way it desires. All are losers and no one is victor, and will never be.” Father Nawras Sammour, responsible for the Middle East and North Africa in the […]

Week of prayer for peace in Syria

God of Compassion, Hear the cries of the people of Syria Comfort those who suffer violence Console those who mourn the dead Give strength to Syria’s neighbouring countries to welcome the refugees Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms And protect those who are committed to peace. God of hope, Inspire leaders […]

Press release: Syria – “Military intervention by the West would be disastrous”

Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Military intervention by the West against the Assad regime in Syria would be disastrous, according to the head of the country’s Melkite Greek Catholic Church, who says nobody can be sure who was responsible for last week’s chemical weapons attack. Speaking from Lebanon following a pastoral mission to the […]