On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the establishment of the Holy House of Mercy of Macao, the XII International Mercies Congress was also held at the same time. It was the first time that the congress was held in Asia. The Congress invited the chairmen or representatives of the Mercies from Portugal, Brazil, Italy, France, Angola etc. to attend and exchange opinions in the field of charity work.
The International Confederation of Mercies is composed of Holy Houses of Mercies from all over the world. In some places, the House has a history of more than 500 years. The International Confederation of Mercies has been cooperating with local governments in various aspects of social services, health and cultural heritage protection.