Africa, Campaigns

WAY OF THE CROSS (Africa: Faith and Hope – Lent 2017)

2 Mar , 2017  

South Sudan, 2014 Via Cruzis (Way of the Cross) through the camp during the Palm Sunday procession in Juba.

Photo: Palm Sunday procession in a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan   This way of the cross wishes to help us contemplate the suffering of our Lord Jesus in union with the African Continent. Keeping in mind that where the cross is present, the resurrection will follow, our persecuted brothers and sisters are shining […]

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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 […]

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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. 

Feature Stories, News & Events

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.

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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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News, News & Events

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 […]