ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon

Helping Lebanon by Preparing Seminarians Until recently, Lebanon has been the only country in the Middle East with a Christian majority. Today, Christians make up no more than an estimated 34% of the total population. Among those left,  only one quarter of young people aged under 25 are Christian. The emigration of the Christian population […]

Lebanon in Crisis: “We Need A Miracle”

Quietly and politely they form a line in the hot sun outside the Socio-Medical Intercommunity Dispensary in the poor Beirut neighborhood of Nabaa.  Some are elderly and live alone.  Others have families to feed.  All have put aside any embarrassment in accepting a handout, in order to eat. The dispensary has been run by the […]

Beirut, We Will Not Abandon You!

Aid to the Church in Need is preparing a second wave of help for Beirut amid growing fears that last month’s explosion could spark an exodus of Christians from Lebanon. Amid reports that more than 100 churches, convents, Church-run schools and other institutes are in need of repairs following the blast on August 4, a […]

Call to Pray for Lebanon September 4, 2020

Appeal for Lebanon 2020 Complete text by Pope Francis, General Audience, Wednesday September 2, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, One month after the tragedy that struck the city of Beirut, my thoughts turn once again to Lebanon and its people, so sorely tried. The priest beside me has brought the Lebanese flag to this Audience. […]

Lebanon: What You Need to Know

Maronite Father Charbel Eid, from Lebanon, talks about the situation in his native country. In a letter sent to ACN International, Father Charbel Eid, a Maronite Catholic priest and project partner of the charity, pours out his heart about the catastrophic situation currently facing the people of his home country, Lebanon. “You need to know…” […]

Beirut: Christians Defy Land-Grabbers

Christians in Beirut have responded with defiance amid reports that groups seeking to profit from last week’s explosion are trying to persuade them to sell up and leave. An estimated 300,000 families were displaced by the August 4th explosion and Monsignor Toufic Bou-Hadir described how people – including the elderly – are choosing to keep […]

“Christians in Lebanon can count on help from ACN”

Beirut, Lebanon The charity is funding food parcels for survivors of the explosion in Beirut The international Catholic pastoral and pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) has been working for decades with numerous different project partners within Lebanon – above all in the areas of pastoral care and help for refugees. […]

Beirut: Young Ministers of Mercy

Photo: Lebanon, the Roueissat Jdeideh, St. Anthony dispensary run by Sr. Hanan Youssef (Good Shepherds Sisters) meeting the refugees from Iraq and Syria: Robert Lalonde Journalist of ACN Canada) with Sister  Hanan – Help to the dispensary Saint Antoine,  2014 Food, clothes and medicine in urgent demand in Beirut Thousands of young Christian volunteers are […]

Beirut: Charity Offers Emergency Food Packages

LEBANON Witnesses compare explosion to an “atomic bomb.”  Konigstein/Montreal Wednesday, August 5, 2020—An emergency food package of $362,500 is to be rushed out to Beirut by a leading Catholic charity in the wake of the huge explosion yesterday (Tuesday, August 4). The Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) grant will go to support poor […]

ACN Project of the Week – Helping those in need in Lebanon

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon    Helping the poor seeking refuge in Zahleh By ACN International Projects Department, adapted by ACN Canada Published on the web March 4th, 2020   St John the Merciful was a 6th-7th century saint, noted for his generosity to the poor and suffering. Wherever he saw a need, […]