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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Events

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima

14 Jun , 2017  

In celebration of the centenary of the Marian Apparitions, Aid to the Church in Need Philippines invites you on a pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima with the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago de Compostela).

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Marawi

Help Rebuild the Church in Marawi

14 Jun , 2017   Video

Aid to the Church in Need launches its campaign to rebuild the Catholic churches destroyed by militants in Marawi. #ForgiveAndRebuild

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Marawi, News

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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Marawi, News

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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News

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, […]

News, Videos

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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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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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 […]

Feature Stories

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.