ANCOP Stands for 'Answering the Cry of the Poor'

  • Registered in Australia as a non-profit organisation called CFC ANCOP Australia Ltd

  • Registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) since December 2012 and has a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status

  • Operating as part of Couples for Christ (CFC) in Australia since 2002

Why answer the cry of the poor?

The greatest two-fold commandments of Jesus are the Christian ideals we live by: we love God above all with everything we are through our mind, heart, soul and strength. The second commandment - to love our neighbor as we love ourselves - is a mandate we strive to fulfill individually and as a community.

We are our brother’s keeper. We care for our neighbor as a response to the loving relationship we have with God. We share what we can and more to those in need of our time, talent and treasure.

ANCOP is the social justice ministry of Couples for Christ (CFC).

CFC is a Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life.

The ANCOP Vision

Families in the Holy Spirit Sharing Christ's Transforming Love with the Poor

The vision underscores its connectedness to CFC whose vision is to be “Families in the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth.” CFC, through its two-fold mission of Building the Church of the Home and Building the Church of the Poor through ANCOP will renew the face of the earth by building up strong families ready to share God’s transforming love with the poor. The statement also emphasizes that it is CFC and all its members who are at the forefront of the vision and who will be its “heart and soul.” ANCOP's vision carries with it two of the most important pastoral subjects of Pope Francis’ papacy - the family and the poor.

The ANCOP Vision

We foster an environment of caring and sharing in the societies where we are present. We engage a widening network of partners to achieve Social Justice and Total Christian Liberation. We help ensure the dignity of the poor.