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August 22: International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Pakistan: “The lives of victims accused of blasphemy are forever threatened and many have been killed.” In 2019 the UN General Assembly proclaimed August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. According to the report “Religious Freedom in the World” by the international charity Aid […]

ACN Press – from Aleppo

 Carmelites of Aleppo Contemplative Sisters at the heart of violence Montreal, Thursday, October 13 –  Aid to the Church in Need received alarming information from the Carmelites in Aleppo, project partners of the international charity.    In a letter dated October 11, the Contemplative Sisters describe an extreme situation, as much in Eastern Aleppo as […]

Press Release – Syrian Children appeal for Peace

    Syria More than one million children sign an appeal for peace   Damascus/Montreal Thursday, October 6,  2016 –These days, children at more than 2,000 schools all over Syria are drawing and writing messages to the political decision makers of the European Union and United Nations under the motto “Peace for Children.”   This […]

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 […]

Central African Republic: Hope for a country on the brink

  Christine du Coudray, head of the African section of the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need”, speaks about the dramatic situation in the Central African Republic. The interview was conducted by Eva-Maria Kolmann   You have welcomed the United Nations Security Council resolution which opens the way for intervention in […]