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2016 ACN Youth Rally ┬ęPaul McSherry

2016 ACN Youth Rally ┬ęPaul McSherry

June 2016

ROME/WORLD: Pope to back charity's Year of Mercy appeal
13 June 2016
The Pope to release a video message in support of ACN's awareness and fund-raising campaign.

SCOTLAND: Victim of Daesh to address Scottish youth
7 June 2016
Keynote address tobe given by 20-year-old who fled northern Iraq, after it was seized by Daesh (ISIS) in 2014.

UK: Anglicans smash fund-raising targets for Middle East Christians
3 June 2016
Anglican Diocese of London more than doubles its fund-raising target.

May 2016

SYRIA: Bishop's plea as blasts cause carnage
24 May 2016
Diocese rallies in support of wounded and the grieving as Bishop warns of exodus following bomb blasts.

SYRIA: Syria's Catholic and Orthodox children to pray together for peace
23 May 2016
Syrian children pray for peace in the country on International Children's Day.

SYRIA: Priest in Aleppo says, 'This terror is worse than ever'
4 May 2016
Aleppo priest highlights the people's fear and suffering, describes burials and exodus on Orthodox Easter Day.

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