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One Million Children Praying the Rosary – Children in Lebanon encouraging others to participate!

Students at a Carmelite school in Kobayat, near Tripoli in Lebanon, gave thanks recently to the Blessed Virgin Mary for saving two of their schoolmates from a forest fire. At the same time, they called on children around the world to join in the increasingly popular Rosary campaign on Monday, October 18.   Father Raymond Abdo, […]

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 […]

Lebanon – a Carmelite monastery attracts Christian and Muslims

The 52dn Eucharistic Congress The monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the town of Hazmieh, in the suburbs of Beirut, is a popular destination for Christians of all denominations, and indeed for Muslims as well. Women and men of all ages come here, sometimes from some distance away, to visit the little shrine […]

Lebanon – One Year After the Beirut Explosion, An Interview

“We were among the dead, and we lived the Resurrection” A Lebanese priest pauses to remember a turning point in his homeland BEIRUT, Lebanon — Exactly 12 months ago, Fr. Marwan Mouawad, 46, was celebrating mass for a small group of 10 people in a poor neighbourhood of Beirut, when he felt the church moving […]

Lebanon: Middle East’s Largest Christian Community in Deepening Crisis

As the historic summit with the Pope in Rome approaches, we look at the Middle East’s largest Christian community, which is in great peril. The economic and political crisis in Lebanon—home to the Middle East’s largest Christian community—has deepened ahead of an historic July 1 meeting between Pope Francis and Christian leaders from the country. […]

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 […]

Lebanon: Georgette’s Struggle to Feed Her Three Grandchildren

“I don’t have anyone…” There was a time when Beirut was known as the ‘Paris of the Middle East’, and the memory of those “glamorous” times is all the more painful today, given the profound crisis that Lebanon is currently experiencing. For the financial crisis, with the banks on the brink of bankruptcy, the devastatingly […]