Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Translated by Amanda Bridget Griffin On December 5, 2013, the convent of the Carmes of Bangui, the Capital of Central African Republic, was transformed into a refugee camp when 2,500 people arrived unannounced in search of refuge due to threats by the Seleka Rebel group. The eleven brothers who dwell in […]

News from Nigeria

Nigeria WITH THE FALL OF MUBI…   By ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Boko Haram emerged as a terrorist group in 2009. In the last few months we have seen the aggressive devastation of the Boko Haram activities. Many of our people are forced out of their ancestral homes. Right now, […]

ACN helps kids go back to school

All projects underway adding up to a total amount of 5.77 million CAN – one of the largest efforts in ACN’s history – shows the scale of the drama experienced by our Iraqi brothers and sisters.  If our partners recognize us for our support, we still know that they are far from the end of […]

Aid to the Church in Need provides 2 million dollars in aid

to build 8 schools of prefabricated structures – 4 in Ankawa, Erbil and the rest in Dohuk – for 15,000 children  Read more about what ACN is doing to help refugee children go back to school in Iraq.

Jordan – “We have lost everything”

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada  Raed is in his mid 40s. But when he is telling his story he looks much older than that. Weeks of fear and uncertainty have left the mark on the Chaldean Catholic from Mossul. “We have been fleeing from ISIS for a month,” he says […]

PRESS RELEASE: Iraq – Iraq’s Christians facing “a real genocide”

John Newton, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Montreal, August 7th, 2014 – Following the fall of Iraq’s largest Christian town late last night (6th-7th August) the leader of Iraq’s biggest Catholic community has made an impassioned plea for help to the international community. In an open letter Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako […]

PRESS RELEASE: Gaza – Church in Jordan takes in Gaza refugees

  Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Montreal, Monday, July 28th, 2014 – The Catholic Church in Jordan had taken in Muslim and Christian refugees from Gaza. Father Khalil Jaar from Amman informed the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) of this on Friday. “On Sunday we […]

Interview: Bashar Matti Warda, the Chaldean Bishop of Ankawa in Iraqi Kurdistan, is preparing for a fresh influx of refugees

“The Kurdish government has opened the borders to Christians “ by Oliver Maksan Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   ACN: Your Excellency, how many refugees have sought refuge in your diocese? We are at present looking after about 400 Christian families who have come to us since the beginning of June from the […]

PRESS RELEASE : Syria – “The suffering of the people will become even greater”

Aid to the Church in Need grants a further 622 000 dollars in emergency relief to war victims and refugees AED International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Montreal, Wednesday May 7th, 2014 – The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has granted a further 425 000 dollarsemergency relief for war […]

PRESS RELEASE : Syria – ‘Hear the cries of the children’

Patriarch’s appeal after bomb blast in playground kills one child and injures 60 others John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Montreal, April 17th, 2014 – THE LEADER of Catholics in Syria has issued a desperate plea for international help, describing how one child was killed and 60 others were injured […]