Mexico – Seven priests murdered in three years.

Two Mexican Jesuit priests, Fr. Joaquín Mora, 78, and Fr. Javier Campos, 80, were murdered on June 20 by armed men inside the church of the village of Cerocahui, in the Tarahumara Mountains, Chihuahua State, Mexico. They were providing refuge to Pedro Palma, 60, a tour guide who was fleeing drug traffickers, and who was […]

Project of the Week—Help for Refugee Children in Lebanon

Empowering Syrian refugee children and their families through education The situation in Lebanon remains a desperate one. The profound political, social and economic crisis that has gripped the country since late 2019 has plunged large sections of the population into desperation and poverty. The pandemic has made matters even worse. Moreover, one and a half […]

Targeted killing in Homs: project partner of “Aid to the Church in Need” shot dead in Syria

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada ACN, Montreal, April 9, 2014 – Father Frans van der Lugt is dead. The Dutch Jesuit and project partner of “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) was shot Monday morning (April 7) in Homs by an unknown person, as reported by his fellow Jesuit, Father […]