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A “Bridge of Light” Between Rome and Aleppo

2018-12-12T12:25:02+02:00December 5th, 2018|

LAUNCH OF ACN’S CAMPAIGN: CANDLES FOR PEACE IN SYRIA “After almost 8 years of conflict in Syria, the consequences are indescribable, above all for the little children. Through our campaign we want to raise awareness of the critical conditions into which the country has been plunged and pray for peace [...]

Pope lights Candle for Peace in Syria

2018-12-05T08:49:22+02:00December 3rd, 2018|

“My beloved Syria is being tormented by a war already lasted for eight years” stated Pope Francis and appealed for peace, “at this time, I would like to make mine the hope of the children in Syria.” With these words, immediately following the noon Angelus prayer at St. Peter’s Square [...]

50,000 Candles for Peace in Syria

2018-12-03T08:47:38+02:00December 2nd, 2018|

The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is launching a Christmas campaign of prayer, aid and solidarity for the people of Syria, entitled Candles for Peace in Syria. The campaign formally began on the first Sunday of Advent, 2nd December, with [...]

“Recovering our Homes Means Recovering our Lives”

2018-12-12T08:16:49+02:00November 7th, 2018|

How the Church is helping rebuild the first hundred homes of Christian families in the Syrian city of Homs, following their destruction during the war. by Josué Villalón The historical Old City of Homs is a quarter of narrow streets and buildings in dark stone, characteristic of the traditional architecture [...]

The Houdaib Family Return to their Home in Homs

2018-10-31T09:07:49+02:00October 30th, 2018|

“Thanks to the support of ACN International, we don’t feel alone.” The Houdaib family is an extended family, like so many other families in Syria. Evon is the mother and grandmother of the tribe. At the age of 80 she is still the head of the family, and especially now, [...]

Catechesis “helping to heal the spiritual wounds of the war”

2019-03-20T08:34:46+02:00October 19th, 2018|

Catechesis “helping to heal the spiritual wounds of the war”, says Sister Samia Jreij 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 [...]

The Abboud family are determined to return to their former home in Homs

2018-10-19T15:02:12+02:00October 17th, 2018|

Syrian refugees – The Abboud family are determined to return to their former home in Homs In the region of Marmarita the local Catholic Church is working together with the international Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) to support the refugee families and help them return to [...]

Mothers and Widows Face Superhuman Challenges in War

2018-10-15T05:41:23+02:00October 15th, 2018|

Thanks to the support of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the local church is helping thousands of families who were displaced throughout the war and now find themselves in dire straits in the Valley of Christians, a rural region in Syria near the Lebanese border. [...]