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“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, […]

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon 5,000 Bibles for the youth apostolate in the Archdiocese of Zahleh

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon 5,000 Bibles for the youth apostolate in the Archdiocese of Zahleh More and more Christians are leaving the Middle-East. This Exodus is not only affecting Syria and Iraq, but Lebanon as well. In the quite recent past, this was the only country in the Middle East with a […]

ACN’s Project of the Week – Lebanon – To help more than the body

ACN’s Project of the Week – Lebanon To help more than the body For many people in Lebanon one hot meal a day is by no means something to be taken for granted. In the town of Zaleh the poverty is particularly acute. The town is not far from the Syrian border, and as a […]

ACN’s Project of the Week: Formation of three priests in Lebanon

Lebanon Formation of three priests from the archdiocese of Baalbek   Not so long ago Lebanon was the only country in the Middle East with a Christian majority. In recent years this has changed, however, with increasing numbers of Christians leaving the country. Already during the terrible civil war in the country between 1975 and […]

ACN Project of the Week: A little warmth for Lebanese Sisters

Lebanon A heating system for a convent housing sick and elderly sisters   A convent in Jeita is home for some 20 or so elderly religious Sisters, some of whom are frail and or ill. It has been designated, by the congregation of the Salvatorian Sisters of Saint Basil of Our Lady of the Annunciation, […]

ACN Project of the Week – A Pastoral Centre in Lebanon

Lebanon A pastoral centre in Maalaka   More and more Christians are leaving the Middle East. It is an exodus that no longer affects Syria and Iraq alone anymore, but also touches Lebanon. This country, which in the quite recent past was the only country in the Middle East with a Christian majority, now has […]

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 […]