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ACN Press: “Brutal” Closures of Church Administered Health Centres in Eritrea

  Eritrea “Brutal” Closures of Church Administered Health Centres by Tobias Lehner, for ACN International Adapted by Mario Bard Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the website July 11, 2019 Beginning in mid-June, the Eritrean military forcibly and “brutally” occupied and closed 21 hospitals and medical facilities run by the Catholic Church in Eritrea. […]

Press Release – Activities Report 2015

Activities Report 2015 – Aid to the Church in Need A record year in a world in crisis  It is a new record year for the international Catholic organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).  In fact, thanks to 22 national offices established around the world, a little over 175 million dollars were collected in […]

ACN PRESS – Armenian genocide

Armenia “A hundred years later, we are still suffering the consequences of the genocide” Montreal/Rome, Thursday July 9, 2015 – “We were certain that the Pope would remember the genocide, and his courage has changed the attitude of the entire world.” The words are those of Archbishop Minassian, the Ordinary of Eastern Europe for the […]

Syria – Do not forget Aleppo!

 Syria Do not forget Aleppo! Montreal/Königstein, Friday April 17, 2015 – “The world must not forget Aleppo.” With these words Johannes Freiherr von Heereman, the Executive President of the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need, has launched an appeal to help the people of Aleppo who are caught up in the war […]

ACN News – Syria : Aleppo, a forgotten city

Syria Aleppo, a forgotten city Montreal/Aleppo, Monday May 13, 2015 – Following a new air strike on a school in Aleppo yesterday which killed 9 people, 5 of who were children, Sister Annie, a religious Sister on site wrote to Aid to the Church in Need calling on the world for help, describing the tragic […]

A day of solidarity with Christians in Syria

 Syria A day of solidarity with Christians in Syria Aid to the Church in Need, who has since the onset of the war four years ago – given $8.675 million dollars in emergency aid, supports the appeal for prayer of Patriarch Gregorios III   Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada ACN […]

PRESS RELEASE – Syria

Growing fears for the safety of Syrians By John Newton, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada  ACN, Montreal – Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – Fears are growing for the safety of more than 100 people taken captive yesterday (Tuesday, February 24) as the extremist group Islamic State (IS) seized Christian villages […]

ACN Press Release: Syria Extremists IS – seize Christian towns

By John Newton, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada ACN, Montreal – Tuesday, February 14, 2015 – According to recent reports, one hundred Assyrian Christians in the north-eastern region of Khabour in Syria’s Hassake governate, have been captured and are being held by the extremist Islamist organization IS following attacks on […]

ACN Press Release – Egypt “The Church has been strengthened”

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin  ACN, Montreal / Königstein – Thursday February 19, 2014. “The Church in Egypt has been strengthened by the murder of our brothers in Libya.” These are the words of the Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Sohag in Egypt, Youssef Aboul-Kheir, on Wednesday (18.2.2015) when talking to the international […]

PRESS RELEASE – Syria: Aid to the Church in Need pledges 3.27 million in emergency aid 

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada ACN, Königstein/Montreal, Monday, February 16, 2015 – The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has pledged millions in emergency aid in response to the catastrophic situation that has befallen millions of people in Syria after four years of […]