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Syria/Russia Syria trip of Catholic and Orthodox delegation

Syria 08 April 2016 The street in Al-Qaryatayn few days after liberated from ISIS. Syria/Russia Syria trip of Catholic and Orthodox delegation – a “tangible reaction to the meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow”   Last week, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, chairman of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the Russian Federation, Archpriest […]

ACN Feature – Catholics in the Arab World

Catholics in the Arab World “We will pray for Daesh [the Islamic State] ” The Holy Year of Mercy is hailed with joy from Iraq to Morocco – Catholic voices are heard throughout the Arab world  The Holy Year of Mercy that was solemnly inaugurated by Pope Francis on December 8 in Rome is being hailed with […]

Journey with ACN – Lebanon & Syria

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our website and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world and introducing you to various projects we have helped to bring into being together with our partners and ACN benefactors. This week:  Lebanon & Syria     Lebanon Success Story:  Completion of a […]

Feature story – Lebanon

Lebanon “What will become of us Christians?” Due to the large number of Syrian refugees, Lebanon is in danger – warns a Lebanese Archbishop The Lebanese Archbishop Simon Attallah fears for the future of Lebanon’s Christians. The cause is the threat to the country’s demographic balance arising from the large number of Syrian refugees in […]

ACN Feature Story – Lebanon

Lebanon “What will remain of Lebanon?”   Beirut/Montreal, Tuesday May 5, 2015 –  Patriarch Bechara Cardinal Rai is worried about the religious balance in Lebanon. In an interview with the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) at his official residence in Bkerke (Lebanon), the head of the Maronite Church, which is in […]

Press Release – Lebanon

The Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Syria wishes to better serve the poor Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada, In Lebanon Translated and adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada  Rabwe (Lebanon), Friday March 12, 2014 – On Thursday, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) participated in a press conference given by the Assembly of […]

Syrian refugees stranded in Lebanon’s winter – need immediate help

In view of the unusually severe onset of winter in the Middle East, the President of Caritas Lebanon, Simon Faddoul, is very concerned about the situation of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Talking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN), he said on Saturday: “The temperature is around the […]

Syrian refugees – “The prospects for Lebanon are somber”

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada The American threats to attack Syria have led temporarily to a rise in the numbers of refugees in Lebanon, as the President of the Lebanese organisation Caritas, Monsignore Simon Faddoul, explained to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need”. He said […]

“The international community must commit itself to peace in Syria”

Interview with Issam John Darwish, Melkit Archbishop of Zahlé in Lebanon Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada  In Lebanon there are more and more clashes between Assad supporters and Assad opponents. Is Lebanon being drawn increasingly into the Syrian conflict? Yes. The situation in Syria is having a direct effect on […]