Campaigns, Events, News & Events

A MILLION KIDS PRAYING TO HEAL THE WORLD

26 Oct , 2018  

Hundreds of Filipino children prayed for peace in the midst of the conflict and violence that they are experiencing in their country and are witnessing in other parts of the world. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation, organized the One Million Children Praying the Rosary campaign last […]

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Campaigns, Feature Stories

Young Syrians: “We need the company of the Church to help us feel close to God.”

25 Oct , 2018  

“When we hear Pope Francis we realise that there is still hope of peace in Syria” In Rome the universality of the Church is again evident: until 28 October the  Synod of Bishops will continue there. Participants from five continents are dealing with various topics related to young people, their needs and their problems. Against […]

Campaigns, Interview, Marawi, News & Events

Philippines: “The reconstruction of the city of Marawi will take years”

9 Apr , 2018  

Reinhard Backes travelled to the Philippine city of Marawi for the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need. The Christian minority in the city was suppressed for months by Islamists. An interview about relations between Christians and Muslims in the region and how the aftermath of the conflict is being dealt with.   […]

Marawi, News & Events

ACN Philippines and Duyog Marawi Launch Campaign to Help Rebuild Prelature of Marawi and its People

23 Mar , 2018  

Ten months after Marawi was seized by terrorist forces, Aid to the Church in Need Philippines and Duyog Marawi formally launched their campaign to help rebuild the prelature of Marawi and its people on March 23, 2018 at the Arzobispado de Manila, in the Intramuros district of Manila. Although ACN began providing help in the […]

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PHILIPPINE CHURCH AFFIRMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

24 Nov , 2017  

The opening prayer of last November 22nd’s Red Wednesday Mass read, “Let us pray for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters, for their oppressors, for those who foster persecution, and for those who ignore it.” The line perfectly sums up the solemn ceremony prepared by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference […]

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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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