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1303, 2020

SYRIA: NINE YEARS OF WAR

March 13th, 2020|

Religious sister living in Syria talks about the country’s tragic conditions. March 15 will mark the ninth anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria. "The situation is terrible," said Sister Maria Lúcia Ferreira, a sister from the Mar Yakub Monastery in Qara, in the Christian region of [...]

1912, 2019

Christians could face total eradication from countries such as Iraq and Syria

December 19th, 2019|

Middle East Christians are at direct risk of a second genocide which threatens them with wipe-out from the lands of the Bible. Christians could face total eradication from countries such as Iraq and Syria, where they have existed since the time of Christ’s first apostles. Father Andrzej Halemba, head of [...]

1110, 2019

Bishop Hindo to ACN: “I fear a new exodus of Christians”

October 11th, 2019|

Syria: Bishop Hindo to ACN: “I fear a new exodus of Christians” “As always, everyone has their own interests, but it is we Christians who will suffer the consequences.” Speaking with profound bitterness, Emeritus Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, Syrian-Catholic of Hassaké-Nisibis in the Kurdish area of Syria, was commenting to [...]

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 [...]