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Muddy roads in the Namswea parish, Mbinga Diocese, Tanzania

Muddy roads in the Namswea parish, Mbinga Diocese, Tanzania

May 2017

IRAQ: Honouring the crucifix that survived Daesh (ISIS)
24 May 2017
Westminster's Cardinal Vincent Nichols and a bishop from Iraq came together in central London to bless a crucifix found in the rubble left behind by Daesh (ISIS) in the ancient Nineveh Plains.

IRAQ: Bishop of Erbil highlights the urgent need of Iraq's Christians
19 May 2017
Chaldean Archbishop Bashir Warda of Erbil, Iraq visited the UK as the guest of Aid to the Church in Need. Raising awareness about the long awaited plan to enable Christians to return to their homes in the Nineveh Plains now that Daesh (ISIS) have been forced out.

IRAQ/UK: HRH The Prince of Wales meets bishop from Iraq
18 May 2017
HRH The Prince of Wales has had a meeting with Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, northern Iraq.

INTERNATIONAL: Anniversary for Catholic charity dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima
8 May 2017
As the Church celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions - an international Catholic charity dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

IRAQ: Rebuilding of Nineveh Plains set to begin
5 May 2017
An "Olive Tree Ceremony" in Iraq's Nineveh Plains will mark the beginning of the rebuilding of homes belonging to Christian families who fled when extremist group Daesh (ISIS) seized their villages.


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