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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 […]

Project of the week: Feeding Iraqi refugees

Lebanon Help to feed Iraqi refugees  Right now, Lebanon is facing huge challenges . This small country of just 4.5 million has had to find space for no fewer than 1.1 million refugees. In fact, this number includes only those refugees officially registered with international agencies. The real figure is almost certainly much higher than this. […]

ACN Press: Refugees in the Middle-East to receive wishes from Canada

    Gatineau Refugees in the Middle-East to receive wishes from Canada Montreal-Gatineau, November 5, 2015 — Profoundly touched by the fate of Christian refugees in the Middle-East who are obliged to stay despite the conflicts, Chantal Lareau, a benefactor of Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN), let her “Missionary Heart” speak. “The fate […]

PRESS RELEASE: JOINT FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

BISHOPS OF CANADA ENDORSE AND SUPPORT JOINT FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES BY DEVELOPMENT & PEACE, CNEWA CANADA AND ACN CANADA The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has endorsed a joint fundraising campaign aimed at involving all the Church in Canada in order to assist Syrian refugees seeking shelter and protection in the Middle […]

PRESS RELEASE: Syria – The Catholic Church launches appeal in response to refugee crisis

Syria The Catholic Church launches appeal in response to refugee crisis Funds to be matched by Canadian government Montreal, Thursday September 17, 2015 – The Catholic Church in Canada is mobilizing to respond to the growing refugee crisis that is currently affecting Europe and the Middle East. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Canadian Catholic […]

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: South Sudan – And the indescribable suffering of its people

South Sudan  And the indescribable suffering of its people                     Representatives of the international pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) travelled to South Sudan recently, where they were told first-hand about the terrible situation of the refugees and internally displaced peoples uprooted by the current conflict in the states […]

Cameroon: The terrorism of Boko Haram is spreading

Cameroon   The terrorism of Boko Haram is spreading  “What happened during the Paris attacks is what we are experiencing here every day!”       Montreal / Königstein  April 22, 2015 –  In a document made available to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Bruno Ateba of the diocese […]

Christian refugees celebrate Easter in Iraq

Iraq Between the Cross and hope: “Suffering with Christ”  Palm branches, cries of ‘Hosanna’: As it is in the rest of the world, Palm Sunday marked the start of Holy Week for Catholics in Iraq. In Malabrwan, a small Christian village in the north of the country dozens of children gathered in the Chaldean parish church holding […]