News & Events, Press Release

Red Wednesday Campaign to Bathe Cathedrals, Shrines, Schools in Red Light To Stand Up for Faith and Freedom

21 Nov , 2017  

The Apostolic Nuncio-Designate to the Philippines Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia will preside at the Mass to mark Red Wednesday in the Archdiocese of Manila at the Manila Cathedral on Nov. 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The homilist for the Mass will be Bishop Edwin de la Peña of the Prelature of Marawi. A program of […]


Press Release

Church to Pray for Persecuted Christians around the World

4 Nov , 2017  

Persecution of Christians in the world is worse than at any time in history.   This is according to a report entitled “Persecuted and Forgotten,” produced by the office of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) in the United Kingdom. According to the report, not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith […]

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The Red Wednesday Campaign

26 Oct , 2017  

WHAT IS RED WEDNESDAY?   Numerous studies have consistently shown that Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world. A study by Open Doors, a Christian advocacy group, reveals that the global persecution of Christians has risen for the past four consecutive years. Another study by the Center for New Religions published findings […]

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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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Iraqi Christians’ future threatened by referendum crisis

4 Oct , 2017  

Church leaders in northern Iraq have issued a stark warning that the crisis triggered by last week’s Kurdistan independence referendum could endanger the region’s Christian presence. Following the referendum, which could see the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) area seceding from northern Iraq, five senior Catholic and Orthodox bishops issued a statement appealing to the international […]


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 […]

Feature Stories


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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Fr. Soganub: “I continue to believe in inter-religious dialogue”

17 Sep , 2017  

Updated: 18 September, 9 p.m. A smiling Fr. Teresito “Chito” Soganub was presented this afternoon during a press briefing by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The priest was immediately excused by defense officials. However, before his exit, Fr. Soganub was allowed to give a short statement where he asked for prayers for a […]

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Celebrations mark return of Iraqi Christians to Nineveh

15 Sep , 2017  

About 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages. In Qaraqosh (Baghdeda), the largest of Nineveh’s Christian towns, priests and people holding olive branches processed through the streets chanting hymns in Aramaic, the language […]

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News, Press Conference

Fatima: ” The risk of “new powers and serious wars”

15 Sep , 2017  

The risk of “new powers and serious wars” was underlined yesterday afternoon, 12 September, by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary of the Holy See, during a press conference at the Cova da Iria, held to mark the beginning of the international pilgrimage to Fátima of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid […]