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3108, 2018

North-Eastern Syria: Kurds close several Christian schools

August 31st, 2018|

Archbishop Hindo to ACN: “The plan to oust Christians from the region is being executed.” “For years I have been saying that the Kurds are trying to eliminate the Christian presence in this part of Syria,” the Syriac Catholic Archbishop Jacques Behnam Hindo of Al Hasakah-Nisibin, which is located in the north-eastern part of Syria, [...]

2707, 2018

ACN approves over 3 million Euros for 40 projects for the reconstruction of Syria

July 27th, 2018|

Since war broke out, ACN has donated more than 25 million euros in aid to Syria. We are mainly helping Christian families with food donations, sanitary kits and medicine, youth camps and trauma care. Very important is our help for pupils and students. 10,977 students received 1.5 million euros in 2018 – in Aleppo, [...]

506, 2018

Remains of five Christians abducted four years ago in Maaloula finally laid to rest

June 5th, 2018|

On Tuesday 25 April, in Damascus, Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregory III Laham of Antioch finally celebrated the funeral Mass for five Syrian Christians who had been abducted in 2013 by Islamist extremist rebels in the city of Maaloula. Following the Mass, their remains were finally laid to rest in this majority Christian city from which [...]

205, 2018


May 2nd, 2018|

“Jesus is my Rock” Ceremony - ACN broke ground on Tuesday, 1st May, in Homs, Syria, where nearly 100 destroyed homes will be repaired. The reconstruction effort was set to begin on the 1st May, the feast of St. Joseph the worker, this time around 100 houses are to be renovated in a venture [...]

2004, 2018

Pope Francis, Kirill and Patriarchs United for Peace in Syria

April 20th, 2018|

The Patriarch of Moscow had a long phone call with the Pontiff, following the missile attacks by the US, France and Great Britain. The dialogue was attended to Bartholomew of Constantinople, Theophilus of Jerusalem, Theodore of Alexandria and John of Antioch. Contacts with the press, to communicate the initiatives of the Church leaders. Moscow - [...]

2103, 2018

Lithuania and Syria united in memory of persecuted Christians in the Middle East

March 21st, 2018|

Red lights to illuminate cathedrals in Lithuania and Syria for the modern martyrs following Conference “Calvary of Christians: Persecuted Christians testify” at the Lithuanian Parliament On Monday 26 March at 20:00 (19:00 CET) the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) together with the Lithuanian government and Catholic Bishops’ Conference will light in [...]

2202, 2018

The Situation in Damascus is Critical

February 22nd, 2018|

The inhabitants of the Christian suburbs in the Syrian capital express their desperation at the constant attacks upon them. The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is calling for prayers and for a cessation of all violence. According to a report sent to the pontifical foundation ACN by Caritas International, [...]

702, 2018

ACN to Illuminate Coliseum in Red

February 7th, 2018|

ACN TO ILLUMINATE COLISEUM IN RED – AND CHURCHES IN ALEPPO AND MOSUL AT THE SAME TIME BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF INDIFFERENCE TO PERSECUTION! “Our aim is to break through the indifference, above all among the international community, and to strive to ensure that after 24 February no one can continue to ignore the [...]

2401, 2018

Turkish offensive in northern Syria: Christians desperate for help

January 24th, 2018|

by Karla Sponar Two days after the attacks on north Syria began, Christians in Afrin have launched an urgent public appeal for help. “The congregation of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Afrin is asking for immediate international protection for the believers in the city,” reads the appeal, which was forwarded to the international [...]

1201, 2018

Bishop Miraculously Avoids Death!

January 12th, 2018|

Bishop miraculously avoids death – as bomb lands in his bedroom. Church building on only street named in New Testament suffers damage during bombardment. Sisters in nearby convent also have narrow escape One bishop narrowly avoided death when a bomb landed on his bed during a bombardment of Syria’s capital Damascus. Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar’s [...]