By Josue Villalón

Franciscan Father Ibrahim Alsabagh reports that 15 families of the Latin rite Catholic community, who had emigrated, have already returned to the Syrian city and many others are hoping to return.

“We want to rebuild our convent and return home” – Dominican Sisters set to return to their village in Teleskuf  

By Eva-Maria Kolmann

June 2nd 2017 – The international executive president of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Baron Johannes Heereman, paid tribute to Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, who died on Wednesday (31st May) at the age of 84, as a “true man of God” and a “church leader of profound wisdom and circumspection”. The cardinal, who was the major archbishop of the Greek Catholic church in the Ukraine from 2001 to 2011, worked together with the charity for many years and was a close friend of Father Werenfried van Straaten, the founder of Aid to the Church in Need.  

Christian Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Erbil region depend on assistance while hoping to return to their villages in the next months.   

By Marta Petrosillo

Ten years after the death of Father Ragheed Ganni, the Iraqi priest assassinated in Mosul on 3 June 2007, the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) launched a book on his life, written by another Catholic priest and friend of his, Father Rebwar Audish Basa. The book launch in his honour took place in the offices of the Italian section of ACN in Rome (Piazza San Calisto 16) on Thursday 1st June at 11 a.m. 

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