For the 20 elderly and infirm Sisters living in the Jeita convent Jeita today, there is no heating and in winter it can get extremely cold. This is not only hard to endure for these already frail Sisters but also scarcely inviting for any guests who may wish to stay. The congregation has therefore decided to install a central heating system, but the cost is too high for them alone and so they have turned to ACN for help.
Every year the Archdiocese of Erbil organizes a series of retreat days for young people. They are aimed particularly at those young adults who for the whole year are deeply engaged in the life of the parishes, such as catechetical work, or work in the youth groups.
Since the summer of 2014, when the forces of the terrorist militia, the so-called “Islamic State,” declared an Islamic caliphate in north-west Iraq and eastern Syria, spreading fear and horror with their bestial cruelty, some 3.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes within Iraq alone.