1010, 2019

Today is a Day of Celebration

October 10th, 2019|

Today is a day of celebration: Celebrating the inauguration of the newly restored church of Haret Saraya, destroyed by jihadists in 2012 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 the 11th-12th century, looks [...]

2408, 2019

In Aleppo, a teenager drew on his faith to make it through the darkest days of the civil war

August 24th, 2019|

Piter Essa, 17, graduated from High School in Aleppo, Syria, this spring. Piter, who is Syriac Orthodox, recounts to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) some of his painful experiences of the fighting of the past eight years: “I’ve survived this awful war, and I live my life like [...]

3007, 2019

Summer camps in Syria – “She felt her heart had begun to beat again”

July 30th, 2019|

In the course of 2019 the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) is supporting over 40 different projects for summer activities on behalf of the Christian communities in countries where they are a minority, experience discrimination or suffering as a result [...]

204, 2019

MIRIAM, The voice of Aleppo

April 2nd, 2019|

In Aleppo, the number of Christians shrank fivefold during the war. Now the economic crisis and the lack of professional employment opportunities are a source of anguish, especially for the young. The performers are a choir of 60 or so children and young people, supported by five musicians. It is [...]

2703, 2019

In Aleppo, Syria, ‘the pain, poverty, and hunger we’ve endured are enough’

March 27th, 2019|

ANTOINE HADDAD, 19, a member of the Armenian Catholic Church, grew up at the height of the Syrian civil war, amidst chaos and violence. The first bombings of Aleppo destroyed parts of his home. He gives a glimpse of his suffering in this interview with Aid to the Church in [...]