Feature Stories

Life asserts itself again in Aleppo

22 Jan , 2018  

A larger group of Christian university students form a real family in the shadows of war The city district Sahbat Al-Jadida in the eastern part of Aleppo was hard hit by attacks and bombings during the last five years of the war in Syria. Today, several months after the end of combat operations in the […]


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On Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, a ten-year-old girl dares to dream again

18 Jan , 2018  

Ten-year old Helda Khalid Jacob Hindi, a fifth-grader, is not at a loss for words. She is passionate about her life, her future and that of her loved ones. Helda and her family—mom, dad and a younger brother—recently moved back to Qaraqosh on Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, after spending three years in exile in Kurdistan. She […]


Feature Stories, News & Events

The Black Nazarene: The Christ of the poor and the powerless

12 Jan , 2018  

“Life does not lie in power. We were born without power, and when we die, we will have no power as well Live without being greedy for power, and you will be a real person,” This was the message of Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the Holy Mass before the annual Black Nazarene procession held […]


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Uganda: Many pilgrims make the long journey on foot A new place of particular grace comes into being

11 Jan , 2018  

“Don’t go there, they worship the devil there,” the people warned Bishop Francis Aquirinius Kibira. The region located in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border to the Democratic Republic of the Congo was considered a gloomy and dangerous place. Violence and crime were a normal part of daily life, drug consumption and prostitution […]


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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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Feature Stories, News

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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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.