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Beirut: Rebuilding Greek Melkite Catholic Church of the Saviour, built in 1890

“Our mission is to bring light into the darkness we are living” ACN supports the reconstruction of the Church of the Saviour in Beirut “Our Hiroshima.” This is how one survivor describes the tragic explosion of August 4 in which she lost her house and home. “It was worse than a war, because it happened […]

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to Support Reconstruction of Beirut with Over Seven Million Dollars

The charity announces new aid initiatives, ten weeks on from the catastrophic explosion in the city. The international charity Aid to the Church in Need is increasing its planned aid program for the Christians affected by the massive explosion in Beirut on August 4 this year – to a total of 7.25 million dollars. The […]

Lebanon: Counting on help – both spiritual and financial.

An interview with Reinhard Backes, head of projects for the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need, after his visit Lebanon from 7 to 16 September. What is the situation in Lebanon?   The Lebanese people, and especially the Christians because their quarters were most badly hit by the blast, are suffering a lot. […]

Lebanon: A Ray of Hope in Beirut!

The anticipation that bare kitchen cupboards would soon be filled stirred a flurry of enthusiasm at the Socio-Medical Intercommunity Dispensary in the poor Beirut neighbourhood of Nabaa. There, beneficiaries of the center gathered to receive food packages, thanks to the support of the international pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need.  Even before Lebanon’s […]

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…” […]