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Destruction in Beirut

Lebanon: ‘They count on us for help—both spiritual and financial’

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“I was really inspired by the example and the will of many, many people, especially the young, to helping the most affected by the blast.”

Church of Buen Pastor de Jesus del Monte, Havana

‘Barring a miracle, we’re going to have to abandon Cuba’

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“Barring a miracle, we are going to have to abandon Cuba. It would be a great tragedy, because I believe that our charism of redemption, and our presence here, are vital to the people of the area.”

Sister Marie Justine

Lebanon in crisis: ‘we need a miracle’

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“Our mission is to stand by the people, to lift them up and give them a dosage of positivity and hope. To tell them that God is with us, that better days are coming.”

A protester

With Churches’ blessing, Belarus is writing a new page in its history

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“These things create opportunities for a sense of freedom and democracy to develop, so open and constructive dialogue with those in power is extremely important.”

Damage in Maronite cathedral in Beirut (Maronite Church photo)

Lebanon: Christians defy land-grabbers

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“We do not want to change the demography. The land does not only have material value. It is our dignity; it is where we have our roots.”

Aid is delivered

Lebanon: ‘throughout the 15 years of civil war we never witnessed such destruction’

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“These people urgently need support as they cannot do the repairs on their own and, above all, they are without work, money, and food.”

Help arrives

‘Christians in Lebanon can count on aid and prayers from ACN’

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“Many families were already on the brink of starvation and many Christians were already talking of leaving the country.”

Children in Ghana

After 60 years of independence, Africa is still mired in poverty and violence—only the Church is bulwark of positive change

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“The Church functions better than any other institution. Despite the failings and the difficulties, it is the only one of all the institutions inherited from the West that actually performs.”

Destruction in Mozambique

International community is ignoring jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique

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“The people were already living in extreme poverty, facing grave difficulties. The problem is these people are facing the threat of death, of losing their homes, of becoming uprooted.”

Father Soganub (2018)

In the Philippines, the passing of a martyr for peace

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“His efforts in interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding, culminating in his extraordinary witness of great faith during his kidnapping, provided us with inspiration and a great affection for this man.”

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.