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ACN increases support for Christians in Syria

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The newly approved projects cover a variety of fields, from direct economic and food support for poor families to scholarships. ACN will be paying for summer camps for children and the disabled and provide essential aid for the elderly and the sick, in a country where families earn around 21 dollars per month but need at least around 160 dollars to survive.

In Syria and Lebanon, ‘the sisters go to the dark places where others cannot’

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“There is much abuse of all kinds targeting children and women. Divorce and suicide are increasing. … We heard of a woman who tried to throw herself from a bridge because she had no way to feed her children. People talked her down, but for how long? We need a solution.”

Christians look with hope and concern at Lebanon’s parliamentary elections

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“The Church wants Lebanon to be truly independent and the Lebanese government to have full authority over all of Lebanon. We want equality and prosperity for all Lebanese regardless of their religion.

ACN calls on international community to help Iraq attain stability and economic development

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The past few decades have been very hard on Christians in Iraq. Economic and political uncertainty, coupled with large-scale persecution that culminated in the rise of the Islamic State, led to a massive exodus which reduced the Christian population from over 1 million to between 150,000 and 250,000 today.

In Iraq, a new Catholic school of hope and recovery opens its doors

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“We are building the character of the students to be leaders in society, taking responsibility and developing a plan to remain in this country.”

Resurrection Day on Iraq’s Nineveh Plains

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The extremists sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on the walls of the nearby Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.The slogans, some in German, read: “O, you [expletive] slaves of the Cross, we will kill you all… You dirty people, you do not belong here.”

‘What ACN is doing for the Lebanese is truly great,’ says Patriarch

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“Every day we lose thousands of our best engineers, our best doctors, our best teachers, because the loss of value of the Lebanese pound to the dollar destroyed the value of salaries.”

ACN activates emergency plan for Catholic schools in Lebanon

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“If we don’t act now, this terrible and incessant crisis will lead to thousands of children being left without education, and will encourage even more Christian families to emigrate.”

Scholarships help cement legacy of papal visit to Iraq

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“The CUE model encourages the whole family to stay and not to emigrate; their children will have an excellent education to obtain work and therefore a future in Iraq to support themselves and their parents.”

Egyptians love their national soccer team, but Christians feel left out

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Among Copts, stories abound of young boys who were turned away from big clubs at trials when it was revealed that they were Christians, either by their names or by the tattoo of a cross that many young men have on their wrists.

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