Sister Annie - An Ordinary Woman Doing Extraordinary Things in Syria

The terror continues in the Middle East, as does the uncertainty that each family carries with them. Will we ever have a real home again? When can my children go back to school, and will they be safe? Will we have enough food to survive?

Sister Annie Demerjian works with those in need in Aleppo, Syria.  She sees firsthand the struggles and challenges of the faithful.  It is painful to see people without food and water. In them, Jesus is hungry and thirsty.  What gives me joy is when I can help them and see the relief and happiness on their faces.”

Your gift today will provide clothes and shoes to orphans; enable the building of schools so that children can return to their education; provide food, shelter and medicine, and so much more.  Thank you for whatever you can give today.  May God bless you.

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Sister Annie with Children in Need - Aleppo, Syria

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Baskets of Hope - Refugee Boy in Syria

"This suffering cries out to God and it calls for our commitment to prayer and concrete efforts to help in any way possible." - Pope Francis

Our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East are still in desperate need of non-perishable food items, medicine, and prayers.  Can you help today? 

No amount is too small to aid men, women and children in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

Please give what you can.  Thank you.


Christians Under Siege

Priest in Aleppo: situation is growing more hopeless
In a single day, about a week ago, "250 rockets fell on the inhabitants of western Aleppo."

Syrian Christians fear persecution by ISIS in Lebanon as well
"No matter where you are, we will find you!"

Aid to the Church in Need books record year--focus remains on Middle East
"We are a lifeline for the Church in the Middle East."

Iraq: ISIS abandons a town, destruction remains
The statue of the Virgin Mary has been desecrated, the head cut from her body--the symbol of beheading the signature of ISIS.

Projects in Need

Help with the Traveling Costs for Priests in Siberia, Russia
Extensive traveling involves high costs in terms of fuel. And each time a priest is unable to visit, it means that a group of the Catholic faithful must wait for Holy Mass, Holy Communion, baptisms and burial of their dead.

Construct a Chapel for a Relief and Rehabilitation Center in Ukraine
Will you join in supporting the building of this chapel for a relief and rehabilitation center in Ukraine that serves orphans and other needy children? You will certainly be remembered in the prayers of many.

Fund the Supply of New Books for a Seminary Library in Brazil
This seminary is as poor as all the people in the region. At the moment, the greatest need for the seminary is to upgrade and update the stock of books in its library for these future priests.

Support a Pastoral Program in India to Mark the Holy Year of Mercy
ACN is supporting this project and has promised $34,200 on behalf of the pastoral program of the Diocese of Baruipur. Will you donate to this program to help women, children and ethnic minorities?

Church Around the World

South Sudan: 'The worst is still to come'
"Let's pray that the nightmare in Juba and all around the country is soon coming to an end."

Aid to the Church in Need sends 3,500 young people to World Youth Day 2016
Their presence will personify both the hope of the early centuries of Christianity and the courageous faith of the present-day descendants of the early Christians

In Venezuela, 'the people are afraid'
"Famine reigns, which used to be unthinkable for Venezuela."

Church in Central African Republic aims to sustain the 'miracle of Pope Francis'
"False information is frequently put out on the Internet, claiming that Muslims have been killed or tortured--as though someone is trying to stoke the unrest."

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