ACN PRESS – Syria – “Please pray for the kidnapped and the kidnappers”

 Syria “Please pray for the kidnapped and the kidnappers”  Great concern arising in Syria following the kidnappings of dozens of Christians by the terror group “Islamic State”  Homs/Montreal – Monday August 10, 2015 – “We do not know what ‘Islamic State’ intends to do with the hostages,” Father Jihad Youssef, a member of a Syrian-Catholic […]

Feature story – Iraq

Iraq “Many people are regaining hope” The Christian refugees – Andrzej Halemba, ACN’s representative for the Middle East, sees signs of progress in northern Iraq “Many people are regaining hope,”– such is the situation of the Christian refugees in northern Iraq, according to Father Andrzej Halemba, who heads the Middle East section of the international Catholic pastoral […]


Growing fears for the safety of Syrians By John Newton, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada  ACN, Montreal – Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – Fears are growing for the safety of more than 100 people taken captive yesterday (Tuesday, February 24) as the extremist group Islamic State (IS) seized Christian villages […]

Press Release – Aid to the Church in Need announces 12 urgent aid packages for Iraq

Iraq – A Mission of Mercy By John Pontifex, for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Thousands of displaced Iraqi Christians are to receive food, shelter, schooling and gifts for children in a concerted emergency relief program pushed through by a Catholic charity before the onset of winter. The $5.77 million plan announced […]