What the logo means

The logo illustrates that ANCOP is very much aligned with the work of CFC. The program under ANCOP are to be implemented based on the core values of CFC - Pro God, Pro Family, Pro Life and Pro Poor, with the key principle that Christ is the center of the work and must be proclaimed in word and in deed.

The house represents the Community Development Program, whose primary objective is to provide optimal living conditions for the ANCOP Homes Home Partners, where they could raise their children in a safe and clean environment.

The children stand for the Education Sponsorship Program which sends school-aged children to school, whether in elementary, high school, college or vocational. ANCOP believes that through quality education, these children can learn to hope again and help them fulfill their dreams of a better life for them and their families.

Together with the children are the mothers and fathers, as illustrated above. This simple family illustration (depicting our being Pro Family) represents Couples for Christ’s fulfillment of the mission of building the Church of the Home by providing them support in the spiritual (being Pro God through evangelization), health (being Pro Life by providing them medical support and sound health education) and economic (being Pro Poor through capacity building in the area of livelihood) aspects.

The Circle with the stylized Couples for Christ logo represents the unity that binds all the Family Ministries in this endeavor of uplifting the lives of our poor brethren by opening opportunities for them to help themselves. This also reminds us of our unity with the Catholic Church in addressing the social issues that affect the faithful. The Cross is none other than Christ who is the center of our work with the poor.

The Dove. We are moved by the Holy Spirit. We are empowered to act now.

The color green, which is the dominant color of the logo, represents CFC’s commitment to care for the environment and all God’s creation.

The Globe represents the global network of ANCOP and CFC.

Who are We?

ANCOP stands for ANswering the Cry of the Poor. It is a program founded by Couples for Christ (CFC), a faith based Vatican recognized international lay organization of the faithful that has a worldwide membership and active in over 100 countries and dependent territories, and was made for the purpose of consolidating CFC’s effort in BUILDING THE CHURCH OF THE POOR. Shelter building for the poor and education sponsorship are among its many other programs.

The ANCOP Vision

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

This enhanced vision of ANCOP underscores clearly 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.” ANCOPs enhanced vision carries with it two (2) of the most important pastoral subjects of Pope Francis’ papacy - the family and the poor.

The ANCOP Mission

Answering the Cry of the Poor 

Expanded Mission

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.


"ANCOP...Where Caring and Sharing Happen."


40 @ 40 - Reaching out to 40,000 families in 5 years

This means that CFCs mission with the poor through ANCOP will bring God’s transforming love to 40,000 poor families through its various programs, including Values Formation and, even in some instances, the Christian Life Program and the YFC and SFC camps, within 5 years – culminating in CFCs 40th year anniversary in 2021.