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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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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.

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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 […]

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Filipinos can help refugees this Christmas through Catholic Church

19 Dec , 2016  

As Syrian government forces continue to drive out rebels from besieged cities like Aleppo, more and more innocent civilians are being forced into exile and live in refugee camps amidst the onset of the winter season. 

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Pontifical charity ACN opens PH office

16 Nov , 2016  

Archbishop Socrates Villegas blesses the new office of the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Philippines at the CBCP headquarters in Manila, Nov. 15, 2016.
MANILA, Nov. 16, 2016 — A leading international Catholic charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) opens a new chapter, having inaugurated its national section in the Philippines. Church leaders and guests gathered yesterday, Nov. 15, for a Mass presided over by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas at the Manila Cathedral, officially […]