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ACN Feature – The Pope’s visit to Lesbos

Pope Francis in Greece “Pope has changed the way people think about Christians” A Jordanian priest believes: The Pope’s visit to Lesbos sends a message to Arab states to do more for the refugees     The Pope’s solidarity visit to Lesbos last Saturday sent a strong message to the Arab states to do more […]

ACN News – Protecting Christians from ‘elimination’

Middle East (Iraq, Syria) Protecting Christians from ‘elimination’ Refugee coordinator says governments must act on  behalf of Christians, the extremists’ top target   According to a leading refugee relief coordinator who warns that extremist Islamists are infiltrating groups seeking asylum in Europe – Christians from the Middle East are suffering the most but Western governments are […]

Jordan – “We have lost everything”

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada  Raed is in his mid 40s. But when he is telling his story he looks much older than that. Weeks of fear and uncertainty have left the mark on the Chaldean Catholic from Mossul. “We have been fleeing from ISIS for a month,” he says […]

PRESS RELEASE: Gaza – Church in Jordan takes in Gaza refugees

  Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Montreal, Monday, July 28th, 2014 – The Catholic Church in Jordan had taken in Muslim and Christian refugees from Gaza. Father Khalil Jaar from Amman informed the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) of this on Friday. “On Sunday we […]

Syrian refugees stranded in Lebanon’s winter – need immediate help

In view of the unusually severe onset of winter in the Middle East, the President of Caritas Lebanon, Simon Faddoul, is very concerned about the situation of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Talking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN), he said on Saturday: “The temperature is around the […]