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ACN Interview with Msgr. Nidal Thomas of Northern Syria

NORTHERN SYRIA: BETWEEN WAR PLANES AND CORONAVIRUS Interview with Msgr. Nidal Thomas: “We are not afraid, but we don’t know what the future holds for us.” Published on the web April 29, 2020 More than 20,000 Christian families lived before the war in the Al-Jazeera region, on the border with Turkey in east-northern Syria. Many […]

ACN Interview: Christians in the Middle East

Photo: Iraq 30 November 2019 Candlelight vigil around the cross in Baghdeda Christians in the Middle East Fresh risk of genocide to Middle East Christians by Fionn Shiner, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web December 19, 2019   Middle East Christians are at direct risk of a second […]

ACN News: Christians in northeastern Syria in Danger

Christians of Northeastern Syria  We need help. by Marta Petrosillo, October 28 2019, ACN Italy adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted November 1, 2019 “At least 300 Christians have been forced to leave the towns of Ras al-Ain, Derbasiyah, Tall Tamr and one area of al-Malikiyah, and we are afraid that if the […]

ACN Feature Story – Celebrating the restoration of a church in Syria

Syria Celebrating the inauguration of the newly restored church of Haret Saraya, destroyed by jihadists in 2012 by Marta Garcia, for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Marmarita/Königstein. —Evening is falling in the Valley of the Christians. From its high vantage point the Crusader fortress, the Crac des Chevaliers, built in […]

ACN Press: A Papal Blessing of an Icon for Syria

A Papal Blessing of an Icon for Syria Marie-Claude Lalonde among ACN delegates to Vatican By Mario Bard, ACN Canada Translated by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Monday, September 16, 2019 — The national director of Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN), Marie-Claude Lalonde, attended this past Sunday, September 15, the blessing of […]

ACN NEWS: Pope Francis Calls on Catholics to Pray for Syrian Families

POPE FRANCIS AND ACN – AN ACN EVENT SUPPORTING SYRIANS Pope Francis calls on Catholics to pray for Syrian families By Amanda Griffin and Maria Lozano, ACN International Published on the web, Friday August 16, 2019 Rome/Montreal, Thursday August 15, 2019 – This Thursday, August 15th, Pope Francis welcomed a delegation from Aid to the […]

ACN News: Eighth Anniversary of Civil War outbreak in Syria

Eighth Anniversary of Civil War outbreak in Syria Aid to the Church in Need has supported 308 urgent projects since 2011   Friday, March 15 marked the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Syria. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) has continued to support the ongoing emergency situation in the […]

Syria – ACN’s support of reconstruction gives hopes for Christians

Syria An action plan to enable thousands of Christians to return to their homes in the Syrian city of Homs was agreed in a house-repair program involving Church leaders and a leading Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). by John Pontifex, ACN-International At the meeting in Homs, the leaders of five Church […]

ACN Feature Story: Syria, “Helping to heal the spiritual wounds of the war”

Syria  “Helping to heal the spiritual wounds of the war” Aid to the Church in Need is supporting the pastoral work of the Sacred Heart Sisters in the Syrian city of Homs. The church of Altip, in the Bab Al-Sebaa district, just south of the Old Quarter of Homs, is a social and pastoral training […]

ACN News: Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria

Aid to the Church in Need Over 4.5 million dollars approved for 40 projects is Syria   The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has approved a new package of aid measures involving over 40 pastoral and emergency aid projects for Syrian Christians of the various different […]