ACN Interview: Key to Lebanon’s stability is neutrality, says former President Suleiman

Michael Suleiman is a Maronite Catholic politician who was President of Lebanon between 2008 and 2014, following a decade as commander of the country’s Armed Forces. Traditionally, the President of Lebanon hails from the Maronite Christian population, the prime minister is a Sunni Muslim, and the head of the National Assembly is a Shiite. During […]

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) announces a further $7.5 million in relief packages for Syria and Lebanon

A significant portion of an allocated $7.5 million will go to projects related to construction and restoration, or education and religious formation, with much support for lodging, along with basic food and medical assistance. Without programs such as these, there is a serious risk of Christians leaving the region for good. The pontifical charity Aid to […]

Lebanon and Syria: People Survive on One Dollar a Day

In early October, Regina Lynch, project manager at Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, talks about her experience in Lebanon and Syria after a ten-day trip to evaluate the situation and assess new aid projects. ACN has provided support to Lebanon and Syria in more than one hundred projects combined, worth 7.5 million dollars […]

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 […]