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1811, 2019

A Day of Celebration in Syria

November 18th, 2019|

Syria: 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 down impassively on [...]

1211, 2019

Catholic Priest Murdered in Syria

November 12th, 2019|

“THE WAR IN SYRIA IS NOT OVER AND ISIS IS STILL HERE”, ARMENIAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF ALEPPO TELLS ACN “The war in Syria is not yet over. We continue to feel the presence of ISIS”. This was the view expressed by Armenian Catholic Archbishop Boutros Marayati of Aleppo, in a telephone conversation with the international [...]

1111, 2019

Terrorists kill Armenian Catholic Priest and his Father

November 11th, 2019|

On the way to Deir ez-Zor (Syria), terrorists kill Armenian Catholic priest and his father Aid to the Church in Need received a dramatic news that Father Hovsep Apraham Bidoyan of the Armenian Catholic Church in Qamishli has been killed today in the morning. The unrest at the North of Syria continues. Already hundreds of [...]

2510, 2019

Persecution of Christians: Report of Aid to the Church in Need

October 25th, 2019|

In Rome on Thursday, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) presented its research on the persecution of Christians, which details the systematic violence against Christians that still occurs throughout the world. By Vatican News "We are living in a state of perennial tension, because in our minds we know that somewhere, at some time, [...]

1910, 2019

Fr. Dr. Andrew Halemba Receives the “Pro Redemptione” Award

October 19th, 2019|

Fr. Dr. Andrzej Halemba from the Pontifical Foundation “Aid to the Church in Need” receives the "Pro Redemptione" Award Poland, 19 October 2019 Today, during a ceremony at the Major Seminary of the Redemptorist Congregation in Poland Fr. Andrew Halemba PhD, director of the Middle East section of the Pontifical Foundation “Aid to the Church [...]

1609, 2019

New Gesture Of Support By The Pope For ACN’s Syria Campaign

September 16th, 2019|

NEW GESTURE OF SUPPORT BY THE POPE FOR ACN’S SYRIA CAMPAIGN: AFTER 6000 ROSARIES, THE POPE ALSO BLESSED A MARIAN ICON On the same day that the 6000 rosaries blessed earlier, on 15 August, by the Pope were distributed in the parishes of Syria, Pope Francis also blessed the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, [...]

1508, 2019

ACN Delegation Meets Pope Francis

August 15th, 2019|

A delegation of the International Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) met the Holy Father Pope Francis on Thursday, August 15th 2019 in a gesture to pray for peace in solidarity with the Syrian people, console families who mourn the loss of their dearest ones and commemorate the victims of war. During [...]

1907, 2019

Catholics and Russian Orthodox collaborate to help Christians in the Middle East

July 19th, 2019|

A delegation from the Moscow Patriarchate visited the international headquarters of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need over the last few days to discuss further joint aid campaigns in the Middle East. by Eva-Maria Kolmann On 16 and 17 July, a delegation from the Moscow Patriarchate visited the international headquarters of the [...]

3105, 2019

God is the Maker of Heaven and Earth… and Houses

May 31st, 2019|

ACN supports the reconstruction of 290 houses in ecumenical joint venture for all Christians in Homs, Syria by Irmina Nockiewicz The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need celebrated the opening of the new reconstruction project in Syria on Friday, 31st May 2019. Over6,000 houses of Christian families were damaged during the war in [...]

2405, 2019

Aid to the Church in Need receives the 2019 Path to Peace Award

May 24th, 2019|

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and president of the Path to Peace Foundation, has praised Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)—the recipient of the 2019 Path to Peace Award—as “the leading organization in the world putting words to the persecution Christians are suffering in certain places [...]

2002, 2019

House repair plan offers fresh hopes to Christians

February 20th, 2019|

Homs reconstruction committee “critical” to regrowth of Christian community An action plan to enable thousands of Christians to return to their homes in the Syrian city of Homs was agreed in a house-repair scheme involving Church leaders and a leading Catholic charity. At the meeting in Homs, the leaders of five Church communities signed the [...]

1602, 2019

A Homecoming Never to be Forgotten

February 16th, 2019|

Christian families in Syria forced from their town by extremists celebrated their return yesterday (Thursday, 14th February) with a ceremony marking the reconstruction of their homes. by John Pontifex At the service, parishioners packed into St Mary’s Church, in Krak des Chevaliers (Al Husn) village, and received ‘Jesus is my Rock’ stone tablets and bottles [...]