Ukraine – Priests lose house to bombing in the Rudky shrine

ACN is supporting the reconstruction of the priests’ residence, destroyed during the war Although most of the fighting is taking place in Eastern Ukraine, Russian forces have continued to attack the west of the country. Many people, including the priests who oversee the Shrine of our Lady of Rudky, some 50 kilometres outside of Lviv, […]

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 […]

Iraq – Visit of Mossul – Second and last part

Visit of Mossul, Iraq – Second and last part A glimpse of hope for Christans  This week, continue your visit wuith Nadia, inhabitan of Mossul who comebacks after more than three years in her city, Mossul. A mix of emotion, balancing between happiness and sadness, discouragement and hope.  Nadia and Yohanna drive through the devastated […]

ACN News – Facilitating the return of Christians to the Nineveh Plains

Rome /Iraq “Facilitate their return and guarantee their protection” Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin calls for the respect of the rights of Christians in Iraq. The Cardinal was speaking at a conference organized by the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) on Thursday 28 September in Rome to support the […]

Press Release – Iraq: Rebuilding begins on the Plains of Nineveh

Iraq Rebuilding begins on the Plains of Nineveh Konigstein/Montreal—Monday, May 8 2017— And we’re off! This Monday, May 8th in the villages of Bartella, Karamless and Qaraqosh an “Olive Tree Ceremony” will mark the beginning of rebuilding work on the first 100 homes of the Christian refugee families: A program sponsored by the international Catholic […]

Project of the Week – reconstruction of a presbytery in Chile

Chile Rebuilding after an earthquake In the 19th century Sotaquí, lived an elderly and very holy woman. Her name was Antonia Pizarro. She had a profound knowledge of herbal remedies, and thus was able to help many sick people. One day, as she was on her way to visit a sick person who lived close […]