Campaigns, Events, News, News & Events

STAND UP FOR OUR FAITH: Which dioceses are joining ACN’s Red Wednesday campaign?

21 Nov , 2017  

Earlier this year, pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need, with the endorsement of the CBCP, invited all dioceses, minor basilicas and shrines to participate in the first Red Wednesday campaign in the Philippines. Bishops were requested to light their church facades in red in remembrance and honor of all modern-day Christians who were […]

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Campaigns

The Red Wednesday Campaign

26 Oct , 2017  

WHAT IS RED WEDNESDAY?   Numerous studies have consistently shown that Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world. A study by Open Doors, a Christian advocacy group, reveals that the global persecution of Christians has risen for the past four consecutive years. Another study by the Center for New Religions published findings […]

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Campaigns, Feature Stories

Children pray for peace in the world 2017

14 Oct , 2017  

On 18 October: “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” – October is the month of the Holy Rosary in the Catholic Church. This year, the prayer campaign is dedicated to the children in Syria, the innocent victims of a never-ending war. The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is calling […]

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Marawi

Help Rebuild the Church in Marawi

14 Jun , 2017   Video

Aid to the Church in Need launches its campaign to rebuild the Catholic churches destroyed by militants in Marawi. #ForgiveAndRebuild

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Marawi, News, News & Events

Marawi Bishop on Viral Video: Respond in a Christian Manner

6 Jun , 2017  

By Josemaria Claro, ACN Philippines Bishop Edwin dela Peña of Marawi urged Filipinos to respond in a Christian manner to a video that has gone viral showing Maute terrorists desecrating sacred images of the Catholic Church. In an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Philippines, Bishop dela Peña remarked, “when people are […]

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Marawi, News

How Filipino Muslims Sheltered Their Christian Countrymen During the Marawi Siege

2 Jun , 2017  

By Josemaria Claro, ACN Philippines   Farida, a Muslim store owner in Marawi City, had no choice but to let the terrorists that barged in her store last May 24 plunder her goods and products. But when the armed men turned their attention to her 13 male employees huddled in a corner of the store, […]

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Marawi, News

Catholic Priest and Staff Held Hostage by Lawless Elements in Southern Philippines

24 May , 2017  

ACN Philippines, 24 May 2017 A Catholic priest and his staff are reportedly being held hostage by ISIS-inspired lawless elements that have occupied a number of facilities and public buildings in the Islamic city of Marawi, Central Mindanao, Philippines. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines as well as ACN […]

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Africa, Campaigns

WAY OF THE CROSS (Africa: Faith and Hope – Lent 2017)

2 Mar , 2017  

South Sudan, 2014 Via Cruzis (Way of the Cross) through the camp during the Palm Sunday procession in Juba.

Photo: Palm Sunday procession in a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan   This way of the cross wishes to help us contemplate the suffering of our Lord Jesus in union with the African Continent. Keeping in mind that where the cross is present, the resurrection will follow, our persecuted brothers and sisters are shining […]

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Africa, Campaigns, News

Aid to the Church in Need focuses on Africa for the Lent campaign “Their Faith Is Our Hope”.

1 Feb , 2017  

Strengthening Catholics to put an end to religiously motivated fundamentalism and to support pastoral care on the continent with the largest growing number of believers.   Königstein, 1 Feb. 2017. The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is concentrating on Africa with this year’s Lent and Easter campaign. Under the […]