The Way of the Cross, ACN on the Suffering Church, is an interview with Catherine of the UK section of Aid to the Church in Need, who many have got to know through their groundbreaking work inside of Iraq.
In this interview, Catherine reflects on the World Youth Day events which were held in Krakow, Poland. Catherine also talks about the efforts being carried out by ACN across the Middle East, whilst giving valuable insights into the history of this unique and remarkable charity.
As Catherine explains, “Following the Arab Spring and outbreak of violence in 2011, the situation for civilians in parts of the Middle East such as Iraq has radically worsened. With 485,000 Christians being driven out of Mosul alone in 2014, there are now an estimated 3.3 million displaced people in the country.”
“ACN has been integral in providing housing and basic survival resources for the now homeless thousands in the form of temporary refugee camps. Since June 2014, ACN has given nearly £12 million to support suffering Iraqi Christians and it continues to raise funds for provisions such as food parcels.”