Sister Annie - "What will become of us? We are entirely in God’s hands."

This ordinary woman is doing extraordinary things in Syria, but the circumstances are difficult and the terror continues each day.

You can’t imagine in what kind of circumstances the family was living. It was damp and cold in that cellar. It is like a catacomb. You can hardly breathe. The girl lost her teeth, one by one, because of the perpetual darkness down there. It was horrible when I saw it. They lived like that for three years.

"We are really surrounded by evil. However, as time goes on it becomes ever more apparent to me that the Lord is with us.”

You will certainly be working through Him with a gift today.  Your donation 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.  May God bless you for whatever you can give.

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Sister Annie with Children in Need - Aleppo, Syria

Christians Under Siege

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"Until 2014 there had been an unbroken Christian presence stretching back almost to the start of Christianity."

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"The longer this exile lasts, the more people will leave. And many Christians have already left Iraq."

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Patriarch Aphrem warned that Christianity is at risk of disappearing from Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

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"Because of your help we are able to stand beside our people and help them, making their burden lighter."

Projects in Need

Fund the Building of Two Village Chapels in Bolivia
The Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul in Coroico includes not only the area of the town itself but also the surrounding villages 145 of them. Now there is a plan to build additional chapels. This will strengthen the presence of the Church and enable more children to have access to the sacraments.

Solar panels for a Catholic Home for Poor and Elderly in Sri Lanka
The bishop has turned to ACN for help to purchase solar panels to provide the house with a less expensive electricity supply. We have promised $7,900 for this. Will you help us fulfill this promise?

Support the Renovation of a Convent for Poor Clares in Brazil
The house in which the Sisters live was built almost 40 years ago and since then there has been no maintenance or modernization work on it. The most pressing problem is obsolete electrical wiring which is potentially dangerous and could cause a fire. Will you help?

A Car for Pastoral Work in a Remote Parish Region in India
ACN has promised $11,000 for a new vehicle. Will you help Father Felix Anthony buy a car so that he can better perform pastoral work in this remote parish region?

Church Around the World

The mystery of faith in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
"To search for God in simplicity and love, at any time."

Azerbaijan - Preparing for the Pope
The country is one of the most secularized in the midst of an Islamic world.

Sisters in Bosnia: 'We are there for the children that need us'
"Katarina is well-equipped for the grown-up world."

Christian-Muslim relations have taken turn for worse in the Philippines
"Christians are living in fear; they are terrified to speak out or to go to Mass, despite the presence of the army."

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