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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Conference in Rome about Iraqi Christians’ right to return

27 Sep , 2017  

The Pontifical Foundation ACN brings together leading representatives of the Vatican and the Iraqi Christian community to claim their universal right to return to the Nineveh Plains.   On Thursday, September 28 at 9 a.m., the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will host a conference “Return to the Roots – the […]

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PALO ARCHBISHOP THANKS ACN BENEFACTORS FOR YOLANDA AID

19 Sep , 2017  

“They have hearts full of the love of God.”   This was how Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du described the global community of ACN donors who gathered at Fatima for the re-consecration of the charity organization.   Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du was one of only seven representatives who presented testimonies about the sufferings, needs, […]

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When God touched the heart of a persecutor of Christians

13 Sep , 2017  

It is not unusual for the various national offices of the international Catholic pastoral charity and Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to invite individual speakers to give talks and personal testimonies on the topic of religious freedom. So it was that on 6 August – the Day of Prayer for Persecuted […]

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Events, Feature Stories

Oppressed But Not Forgotten: A Solidarity Congress for Persecuted Christians

10 Jul , 2017   Video

Aid to the Church in Need’s 1st Diocesan Congress on Persecuted Christians entitled: “Oppressed But Not Forgotten: A Solidarity Congress for Persecuted Christians” held on June 29, 2017 at the Lay Formation Center, Dagupan City. The Congress aims to raise awareness about the situation and experiences of our suffering brothers and sisters in faith who […]

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Pope Francis: Christmas Message Urbi et Orbi 2016

16 Jan , 2017  

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Today the Church once again experiences the wonder of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and the shepherds of Bethlehem, as they contemplate the newborn Child laid in a manger: Jesus, the Saviour.

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A Mother and Son Share What Life Is Like For Christians Under ISIS Rule

14 Jan , 2017  

Two months ago Ismail fled the Iraqi city of Mosul with his mother Jandark Behnam Mansour Nassi (55), after they had to survive under the terror of IS for over two years. Ismail and Jandark now live in Erbil, in the Iraqi Kurdish Autonomous Region.

Written by Jaco Klamer for Aid to the Church in Need   “My mother and I were at home in Bartella, one of the Christian villages in the Nineveh Plane” says Ismail. “When we woke up one August morning, the city had been taken by IS. 

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One With Christians In Need: The Message of the Philippines’ Black Nazarene

9 Jan , 2017  

Feast Day of the Black Nazarene. Photo by CBCP.

While the rest of Christians around the world try to savor the last remaining days of the Christmas season, in the Philippines, it seems people are already walking the Way of the Cross.