World Refugee Day: An Overview of ACN Support for Refugees

In 2020, ACN funded more than 25 projects to support refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in different parts of the world, especially those in Africa and the Middle East. Africa Sub-Sahara Africa hosts more than 26% of the world’s refugee population as a result of new conflicts erupting and the ongoing crisis. ACN’s focus […]

Lebanon: The Church Will Not Abandon the Refugees and the Needy

Lebanon is the country that has taken in the highest number of refugees in the world, in proportion to its own population. And the almost 1½ million refugees in the country also include many Christians. In the mainly Christian regions of the country the local Catholic Church has been helping the poorest and those in […]

ACN Project of the Week – Helping those in need in Lebanon

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon    Helping the poor seeking refuge in Zahleh By ACN International Projects Department, adapted by ACN Canada Published on the web March 4th, 2020   St John the Merciful was a 6th-7th century saint, noted for his generosity to the poor and suffering. Wherever he saw a need, […]

Syria/Russia Syria trip of Catholic and Orthodox delegation

Syria 08 April 2016 The street in Al-Qaryatayn few days after liberated from ISIS. Syria/Russia Syria trip of Catholic and Orthodox delegation – a “tangible reaction to the meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow”   Last week, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, chairman of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the Russian Federation, Archpriest […]

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 Feature Story – Lebanon

Lebanon “What will remain of Lebanon?”   Beirut/Montreal, Tuesday May 5, 2015 –  Patriarch Bechara Cardinal Rai is worried about the religious balance in Lebanon. In an interview with the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) at his official residence in Bkerke (Lebanon), the head of the Maronite Church, which is in […]

Syrian refugees stranded in Lebanon’s winter – need immediate help

In view of the unusually severe onset of winter in the Middle East, the President of Caritas Lebanon, Simon Faddoul, is very concerned about the situation of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Talking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN), he said on Saturday: “The temperature is around the […]