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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 [...]

512, 2018

A “Bridge of Light” Between Rome and Aleppo

December 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 and reconciliation.”- said Philipp Ozores, [...]

312, 2018

Pope lights Candle for Peace in Syria

December 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 in Rome, Pope Francis lit [...]

810, 2018

The Good Samaritan course for trauma healing started

October 8th, 2018|

ACN is Helping Syrian Families and Communities to Recover Every military conflict forces population to live through some terrible experiences, particularly children, who are the most vulnerable group of the society there are scars that will never be erased - worries Father Halemba, the Middle East expert from Aid to the Church in Need.. Syria [...]

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, [...]

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