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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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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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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ACN celebrates its 70-year anniversary during the Year of Fatima

11 May , 2017   Video

International: “From the very beginning, this charity has been a miracle” ACN celebrates its 70-year anniversary during the Year of Fatima This year, the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding as well as the 100th anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady of Fatima, […]

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Reconstruction of Christian Homes in Iraq Begins Today

9 May , 2017  

Written by Daniele Piccini, adapted by ACN Philippines staff Amidst the destruction left behind by ISIS, Christians in Iraq begin today the reconstruction of the houses of 105 families in the villages of Bartella, Karemlash and Baghdeda on the Nineveh Plains, an area that served as the birthplace of one of the earliest Christian communities […]

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Egypt Welcomes Today “Pope of Peace”

27 Apr , 2017  

“As-salamu alaykum! (Peace be with you!)” These were the words of Pope Francis in a video message to the Egyptian people as he is scheduled to land in Cairo today, 28 April at 2 PM (8 PM Manila time). The Pope’s visit comes just three weeks after Egypt’s Orthodox Christian Churches became targets of bloody […]

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Urbi et Orbi: Easter Message of Pope Francis (2017)

17 Apr , 2017  

  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Today, throughout the world, the Church echoes once more the astonishing message of the first disciples: “Jesus is risen!” – “He is truly risen, as he said!” The ancient feast of Passover, the commemoration of the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery, here finds fulfillment. By his […]

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Pope Francis asks for URGENT PRAYERS for persecuted Christians

2 Mar , 2017  

Pope Francis asks for URGENT PRAYERS for persecuted ChristiansJoin Pope Francis as he prays for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted and discriminated against because of their faith. Watch this video produced by The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, supported by Aid to the Church in Need, and let us pray together with the Holy […]

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News, South Sudan

The Catholic Bishops of South Sudan send a message of hope and courage to the suffering population

24 Feb , 2017  

After their meeting in Juba from 21st to 23rd February 2017, along with the Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan and Kenya, Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, the South Sudanese bishops respond to the disturbing reports from all seven of their dioceses spanning the whole country.

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 […]