Catholic churches in PH holds Masses for persecuted Christians worldwide

/ 07:02 AM November 06, 2017

Catholic churches all over the Philippines will hold Masses Monday, Nov. 6, for persecuted Christians across the globe.

The Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) in the Philippines also urged the faithful to pray the Angelus today for persecuted Christians.


“The ACN believes praying for persecuted Christians will make Filipinos more aware and hopefully move many to compassion so that they could support suffering Christian communities,” the ACN said in a statement.

The ACN said Nov. 6 has been declared as a National Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians.


The ACN is an international Catholic charity organization that opened its Philippine office last year.

It was founded after World War II to help war refugees.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has requested all parishes to use the votive Mass for persecuted Christians found in the Roman Missal.

A votive Mass is a eucharistic celebration for special purposes or occasions.

The ACN will hold a votive Mass at the CBCP chapel in Intramuros, Manila, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

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